Today in History, English
Today in History, English

132511November 21Death2014 – Robert Richardson, English general (b. 1929)
132512November 21Holiday and observanceArmed Forces Day (Bangladesh)
132513November 21Holiday and observanceArmed Forces Day (Greece)
132514November 21Holiday and observanceChristian feast day:Pope Gelasius IPresentation of the Blessed Virgin MaryNovember 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
132515November 21Holiday and observanceDay of the General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Republika Srpska)
132516November 21Holiday and observanceNational Adoption Day (United States)
132517November 21Holiday and observanceNo Music Day (Unofficial)
132518November 21Holiday and observanceWorld Hello Day (Unofficial)
132519November 21Holiday and observanceWorld Television Day (International)
132520November 22Event498 – After the death of Anastasius II, Symmachus is elected Pope in the Lateran Palace, while Laurentius is elected Pope in Santa Maria Maggiore.
132521November 22Event845 – The first King of all Brittany, Nominoe, defeats the Frankish king Charles the Bald at the Battle of Ballon near Redon.
132522November 22Event1307 – Pope Clement V issues the papal bull Pastoralis Praeeminentiae which instructed all Christian monarchs in Europe to arrest all Templars and seize their assets.
132523November 22Event1574 – Discovery of the Juan Fernández Islands off Chile.
132524November 22Event1635 – Dutch colonial forces on Taiwan launch a pacification campaign against native villages, resulting in Dutch control of the middle and south of the island.
132525November 22Event1718 – Off the coast of North Carolina, British pirate Edward Teach (best known as "Blackbeard") is killed in battle with a boarding party led by Royal Navy Lieutenant Robert Maynard.
132526November 22Event1812 – War of 1812: Seventeen Indiana Rangers are killed at the Battle of Wild Cat Creek.
132527November 22Event1837 – Canadian journalist and politician William Lyon Mackenzie calls for a rebellion against the United Kingdom in his essay "To the People of Upper Canada", published in his newspaper The Constitution.
132528November 22Event1858 – Denver, Colorado, is founded.
132529November 22Event1864 – American Civil War: Sherman's March to the Sea: Confederate General John Bell Hood invades Tennessee in an unsuccessful attempt to draw Union General William T. Sherman from Georgia.
132530November 22Event1869 – In Dumbarton, Scotland, the clipper Cutty Sark is launched and is one of the last clippers ever built, and the only one still surviving today.
132531November 22Event1908 – The Congress of Manastir establishes the Albanian alphabet.
132532November 22Event1928 – The premier performance of Ravel's Boléro takes place in Paris.
132533November 22Event1931 – Al-Mina'a SC was founded in Iraq.
132534November 22Event1935 – The China Clipper, the first plane to offer commercial transpacific air service, takes off from Alameda, California, for its first commercial flight. It reaches its destination, Manila, a week later.
132535November 22Event1940 – World War II: Following the initial Italian invasion, Greek troops counterattack into Italian-occupied Albania and capture Korytsa.
132536November 22Event1942 – World War II: Battle of Stalingrad: General Friedrich Paulus sends Adolf Hitler a telegram saying that the German 6th Army is surrounded.
132537November 22Event1943 – World War II: Cairo Conference: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Chinese Premier Chiang Kai-shek meet in Cairo, Egypt, to discuss ways to defeat Japan.
132538November 22Event1943 – Lebanon gains independence from France.
132539November 22Event1954 – The Humane Society of the United States is founded.
132540November 22Event1963 – In Dallas, Texas, US President John F. Kennedy is assassinated and Texas Governor John Connally is seriously wounded. Suspect Lee Harvey Oswald is later captured and charged with the murder of both the President and police officer J. D. Tippit. Osw

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