November 22, 1783 -- John Hanson died in Maryland. He was the first president of the Continental Congress under the Articles of Confederation.
November 22, 1900 -- The first Mercedes goes for a test drive.
November 22, 1910 -- Arthur F. Knight patented a steel shaft to replace wood shafts in golf clubs.
November 22, 1916 -- Jack London, one of the best novelists to chronicle the last wild western frontier of Alaska, dies
November 22, 1935 -- The first trans-Pacific airmail flight began in Alameda, CA when the flying boat known as the China Clipper left for Manila. The craft was carrying over 110,000 pieces of mail.
November 22, 1849 -- In Huntsville, TX, Austin College was incorporated.
November 22, 1942 -- During World War II, the Battle of Stalingrad began.
November 22, 1950 -- The lowest scoring game in the NBA was played. The Fort Wayne Pistons (later the Detroit Pistons) defeated the Minneapolis Lakers (later the Los Angeles Lakers) 19-18.
November 22, 1963 -- President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas, TX. Governor John B. Connally was also seriously wounded. Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson was inaugurated as the 36th US President.
November 22, 1967 -- The UN Security Council approved resolution 242. The resolution called for Israel to withdraw from territories it had captured in 1967 and called on adversaries to recognize Israel's right to exist.
November 22, 1975 -- "Dr. Zhivago" appeared on TV for the first time. NBC paid $4 million for the broadcast rights.
November 22, 1984 -- Fred Rogers of PBS' "Mr. Roger's Neighborhood" presented a sweater to the Smithsonian Institute.
November 22, 1985 -- 38,648 immigrants became citizens of the United States. It was the largest swearing in ceremony in history.
November 22, 1986 -- Mike Tyson became the youngest to wear the world heavyweight-boxing crown. He was only 20 years and 4 months old.
November 22, 1990 -- President George H.W. Bush, his wife Barbara, and other congressional leaders shared Thanksgiving dinner with US troops in Saudi Arabia.
November 22, 1990 -- British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher announced she would resign.
Today's quote --
"A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one."