November 22 in Pop Culture History
1809 – The (#1168) patent was issued in the U.S. for a metallic writing pen was issued to Peregrine Williamson.
1858 – Denver, Colorado was founded.
1910 – The patent (#976,267) for a steel-shafted golf club was issued to Arthur F. Knight of Schenectady, NY.
1927 – The patent (#1,650,334) for a snowmobile (motor toboggan) was issued to Carl J.E. Eliason of Saynor, Wisconsin.
1928 – Bolero by Maurice Ravel, was first performed publicly (Paris). The original title for the music was ‘Fandango.’
1932 – The patent (#1,888,533) for a computer pump was issued to the inventors, Robert J. Jauch, Ivan R. Farnham and Ross H. Arnold for their “Liquid Dispensing Apparatus”. The technology has led us to the modern gas pump.
1935 – First commercial crossing of Pacific Ocean by plane (China Clipper). On November 29, the airplane reached its destination, Manila, after traveling via Honolulu, Midway Island, Wake Island, and Guam, and delivered over 110,000 pieces of mail.
1941 – The US Food and Drug Administration specified the first minimum daily requirements for dietary supplements for vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin D, thiamine, riboflavin, calcium, iron, iodine, and phosphorus.
1951 – Pope Pius XII declared, at the opening meeting of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, that the Big Bang theory does not conflict with the Catholic concept of creation.
1952 – #1 Hit November 22, 1952 – November 28, 1952: Johnny Standley – It’s In The Book (parts 1 & 2)
1954 – Humane Society of the United States formed.
1963 – President John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas.
1965 – Muhammad Ali TKO’ed Floyd Patterson in 12 rounds for the heavyweight boxing title.
1965 – Man of La Mancha (Broadway Musical) Opened on November 22, 1965 and Closed: June 26, 1971
1968 – William Shatner and Nichelle Nichols shared the first interracial kiss on US television on CBS’ Star Trek (in episode titled Plato’s Stepchildren).
1974 – The United Nations General Assembly granted the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) observer status.
1975 – #1 Hit November 22, 1975 – November 28, 1975: KC and the Sunshine Band – That’s the Way (I Like It)
1977 – British Airways inaugurated a regular London to New York City supersonic Concorde service.
1986 – #1 Hit November 22, 1986 – November 28, 1986: Human League – Human
1986 – Mike Tyson became the youngest Heavyweight Champion in history today with a second round knockout win over Trevor Berbick.
1987 – WGN-TV Channel 9 and PBS affiliate WTTW-TV Channel 11 broadcast signals were hijacked by an unknown person wearing a Max Headroom mask. The hijacker was never caught.
1995 – Pixar’s Toy Story was released. It was the first feature-length film created completely using computer generated animation.
2005 – Angela Merkel became the first female Chancellor of Germany.
2012 – 2 people were killed and 120 injured after a 100-vehicle pile-up in dense fog near Beaumont, Texas, on interstate 10.