Daily Calendar for November 22nd, 2019

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1640s

  • Born 1643: René-Robert Cavelier, sieur de La Salle (explorer)

1710s

  • Died 1718: Blackbeard (pirate)

1810s

  • Born 1819: George Eliot (author)

1880s

  • 1880: Actress Lillian Russell debuted at Tony Pastor's Theatre, New York City

  • 1886: Statue of Liberty began role as first U.S. lighthouse to use electricity

1890s

  • Born 1890: Charles de Gaulle (French general, writer, & statesman)

  • Died 1896: George W. G. Ferris Jr. (inventor of the Ferris wheel)

  • Born 1898: Wiley Post (first pilot to fly solo around the world)

1910s

  • Died 1916: Jack London (writer)

  • 1917: National Hockey League established at Montreal

1920s

  • Born 1921: Rodney Dangerfield (comedian & actor)

  • Born 1924: Geraldine Page (actress)

  • Born 1925: Gunther Schuller (composer)

1930s

  • Born 1932: Robert Vaughn (actor)

1940s

  • Born 1940: Terry Gilliam (actor)

  • Born 1943: Billie Jean King (tennis player)

1950s

  • 1954: Humane Society of the United States founded

  • Born 1958: Jamie Lee Curtis (actress)

1960s

  • 1963: President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, and Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as the 36th U.S. president

  • Died 1963: John F. Kennedy (35th U.S. president)

  • Died 1963: C.S. Lewis (author)

  • Born 1967: Mark Ruffalo (actor)

  • Born 1967: Boris Becker (tennis player)

1980s

  • Died 1980: Mae West (actress)

  • Born 1984: Scarlett Johansson (actress)

1990s

  • 1990: Margaret Thatcher resigned as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

  • Died 1998: Henry Hampton (documentary filmmaker)

2000s

  • Died 2001: Mary Kay Ash (entrepreneur)

  • 2009: Race car driver Jimmie Johnson set a NASCAR record by winning his fourth consecutive championship

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