Daily Calendar for Wednesday, November 22, 2023


  • RenΓ©-Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle (explorer) –
  • William Evans (Irish-born Canadian agronomist) –
  • George Eliot (author) –
  • Charles de Gaulle (French general, writer, & statesman) –
  • Wiley Post (first pilot to fly solo around the world) –
  • Rodney Dangerfield (comedian & actor) –
  • Geraldine Page (actress) –
  • Gunther Schuller (composer) –
  • Robert Vaughn (actor) –
  • Terry Gilliam (actor) –
  • Billie Jean King (tennis player) –
  • Jamie Lee Curtis (actress) –
  • Mark Ruffalo (actor) –
  • Boris Becker (tennis player) –
  • Scarlett Johansson (actress) –


  • Blackbeard (pirate) –
  • George W. G. Ferris Jr. (inventor of the Ferris wheel) –
  • Jack London (writer) –
  • C.S. Lewis (author) –
  • John F. Kennedy (35th U.S. president) –
  • Mae West (actress) –
  • Henry Hampton (documentary filmmaker) –
  • Mary Kay Ash (entrepreneur) –


  • British clipper Cutty Sark launched–
  • Actress Lillian Russell debuted at Tony Pastor’s Theatre, New York City–
  • Statue of Liberty began role as first U.S. lighthouse to use electricity–
  • Humane Society of the United States founded–
  • President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, and Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as the 36th U.S. president–
  • Margaret Thatcher resigned as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom–
  • Race car driver Jimmie Johnson set a NASCAR record by winning his fourth consecutive championship–


  • The first flakes of a storm that left 56 inches of snow in Randolph, New Hampshire, began falling–
  • Erie, Pennsylvania, received 26 inches of snow–
  • A storm caused a deadly mudslide in Prince Rupert, British Columbia–
  • Santa Ana winds from Oxnard to San Diego and inland parts of southern California made airborne rubble a hazard–

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