November 22, 2017
Today is 326th day of the year
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Births Today

  • 1808 - "Thomas Cook, Founder of the Thomas Cook travel agents"
  • 1819 - "George Elliot, Author of 'The Mill On the Floss' & 'Silas Marner'"
  • 1913 - "Benjamin Britten, English operatic composer"
  • 1930 - "Sir Peter Hall, Leading director, and former manager of the RSC"
  • 1941 - "Tom Conti, Stage and screen actor"
  • 1943 - "Billie Jean King, US tennis player & Wimbledon Champion"
  • 1950 - "Tina Weymouth, Of the group 'Talking Heads'"
  • 1953 - "Wayne Larkins, English cricketer and batsman"
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events today

  • 1900 - "Sir Arthur Sullivan, the famous composer of several operas with his friend W.S Gilbert, died"
  • 1963 - "Lyndon B Johnson was sworn in as the 35th President of America, shortly after the assassination of President Kennedy"
  • 1963 - "US president J.F Kennedy was shot and killed while travelling through Dallas, Texas"
  • 1965 - "In Las Vegas, Cassius Clay beat Floyd Paterson to retain his world heavyweight boxing title"
  • 1975 - "King Juan Carlos II was sworn in as head of state, two days after the death of General Franco, the Spanish dictator"
  • 1980 - "The American actress Mae West died, aged 88"
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