November 22: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

Learn about the most intriguing events and historical facts that occurred on November 22nd throughout history. The 326th day of the Gregorian calendar is November 22nd. Angela Merkel became Germany’s first female Chancellor; Toy Story, the first feature film composed entirely of computer-generated graphics, was released; and the Humane Society of the United States was founded on this day.

Sagittarius rules the 22nd of November. Scarlett Johansson, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Charles de Gaulle are all born on November 22nd. Today is Thanksgiving, as well as National Mourning Day.


(November 22, 1819)
George Eliot, a Victorian English author famed for works such as Middlemarch (1871–72) and for developing the style of psychological analysis that is characteristic of modern fiction, was born. photo source:


(November 22, 1963)
The most famous political assassination in modern American history occurred on this day in 1963, when John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States (1961–63), was shot and murdered while travelling in an open automobile in Dallas, Texas. photo source:

(November 22, 1986)
Mike Tyson, 20, became boxing's youngest heavyweight champion with a second-round knockout of Trevor Berbick. photo source:

(November 22, 1995)
Toy Story, Pixar's first feature-length film developed entirely using computer-generated graphics, was released and became a critical and economic success. photo source:

(November 22, 2005)
Angela Merkel, a German politician, was sworn in as the country's chancellor, making her the first woman to occupy the position. photo source:

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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