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Events from This Day in History from the Editors of Infoplease



Published: Wed, 22 Nov 2017 04:00:00 UTC

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November 22, 1497: Portuguese explorer Vasco de Gama became the first navigator to sail around the Cape of Good Hope in his search for a sea route to India.



November 22, 1718: Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard the pirate, was killed off the east coast of North America.



November 22, 1842: Mount St. Helens in Washington state erupted. Ash fallout reached as far as 48 mi away.






November 22, 1943: President Franklin Roosevelt, British prime minister Winston Churchill, and Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek met in Cairo to discuss measures for defeating Japan.



November 22, 1963: President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas.



November 22, 1990: Margaret Thatcher announced her resignation as prime minister of the United Kingdom.