11 Things That Happened This Day In History - 22nd November

John F Kennedy In Dallas Motorcade

Here is a note of 11 things that happened on this day in history

1. 1906 - 'S-O-S' is adopted as a distress signal at the International Radio Telegraphic Convention in Berlin

2. 1943 - US President Franklin Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek meet in Cairo to discuss measures for defeating Japan in the Second World War

3. 1956 - The 16th Olympic Games opens in Melbourne

4. 1963 - John. F. Kennedy, the President of the United States, is assassinated by a gunman in Dallas, Texas

5. 1967 - Boris Becker is born

6. 1986 - Mike Tyson becomes the youngest to wear the world heavyweight-boxing crown at 20 years and 4 months old

7. 1990 - Margaret Thatcher announces that she is to standing down as UK Prime Minister after her cabinet refuses to back her in a second round of Leadership elections

8. 1995 - Britain's most prolific female serial killer, Rosemary West, is sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of 10 young women and girls

9. 1995 -Toy Story, produced by Pixar, is released as the first feature-length film created completely using computer generated animation.

10. 2003 - England's rugby team win the World Cup, beating Australia 20-17 in the final in Sydney

11. 2005 - Angela Merkel, leader of the Christian Democrats, is sworn in as Germany's first woman Chancellor

Sources: BBC, Wikipedia, historyorb.com, infoplease.com, history.co.uk,brainyhistory.com, on-this-day.com, thepeoplehistory, onthisdayinhistory.com

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