1220: – Frederick II was crowned Holy Roman Emperor in Rome by Pope Honorius III.
1573: – The Brazilian city of Niteroi was founded.
1675: – English king Charles II adjourned Parliament.
1809: – Peregrine Williamson of Baltimore got patent for a steel pen.
1830: – Charles Grey became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
1910: – Arthur Knight got patent for steel shaft golf clubs.
1918: – Marshal Jozef Pilsudski became 1st President of Poland.
1922: – British Labour Party elected Ramsay MacDonald as their Leader.
1927: – Carl Eliason got patent for 1st snowmobile.
1930: – Elijah Muhammad formed Nation of Islam in Detroit.
1960: – French National Meeting decided to build own nuclear weapons.
1963: – US President John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas.
1968: – US performed nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
1975: – Juan Carlos was officially announced as king of Spain.
1986: – Mike Tyson became the youngest Heavyweight Champion in history today with a second route knockout win over Trevor Berbick.
1989: – Aneta Kreglicka of Poland was crowned as 39th Miss World.
2005: – Angela Merkel became the first female chancellor of Germany.
Days on November 22: –
- National Cranberry Relish Day
- Arbour Day (British Virgin Island)