On This Day in History: John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, aged 46

Following are some of the major events to have occurred on November 22:

1943 – British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt and Chinese Nationalist leader Chiang Kai-shek met in Cairo to discuss the war against Japan.

1963 – U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, aged 46.

1975 – Juan Carlos was sworn in as the first Spanish king since 1931. General Francisco Franco, ruler of Spain since 1939, had died two days earlier.

1991 – The U.N. Security Council picked Egyptian deputy prime minister Boutros Boutros-Ghali to succeed Javier Perez de Cuellar as U.N. secretary-general.

1997 – Australia’s most successful rock singer, Michael Hutchence, was found dead in a Sydney luxury hotel. He was 37.

2002 – Nigeria decided to abandon the Miss World contest following a third day of Muslim-Christian violence in Kaduna triggered by the event. At least 215 people died.

2005 – Angela Merkel was elected Germany’s first woman chancellor by parliament after her Christian Democrats won a national election.

2007 – The French choreographer Maurice Bejart, considered one of the great figures in contemporary dance, who came to prominence with a celebrated 1959 production of Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring”, died aged 80.

2012 – Ceasefire between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers takes hold after eight days of fighting.

2013 – Students in Thailand form world’s largest human Christmas tree.

2015 – Deadly landslide near jade mine in northern Myanmar.


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