1864: Confederate General John Bell Hood unsuccessfully attempts to draw William Sherman back out of Georgia during the Franklin-Nashville Campaign of the American Civil War.
1940: After the initial attack by Italian forces into Greece, Greek forces counterattack and capture Korytsa in Italian-occupied Albania during WWII.
1942: During the Battle of Stalingrad, Adolf Hitler receives a telegram from German General Friedrich Paulus advising him the the German 6th Army is completely surrounded.
1943: The Cairo Conference begins during WWII. This conference featured United States President Franlin D. Roosevelt, Chinese Premier Chiang Kai-shek and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill all meeting in Cairo, Egypt to discuss how Japan can be defeated.
1943: Lebanon becomes independent from France.
1954: The United States Humane Society is founded on this day.
1963: The Detroit Lions is bought by William Clay Ford, Sr. for a total purchase price of $4.5 million dollars.
1968: The White Album is released by the Beatles.
1995: Toy Story becomes the first feature-length movie to be made using only computer generated imagery.
2002: At an attack during the Miss World Contest in Nigeria, over a hundred people are killed.
2015: One hundred and sixteen people are killed during a landslide in Hpakant, Kachin State in Northern Myanmar. One hundred more are missing.
Famous Birthdays on November 22
2nd Lady of the United States, Abigail Adams is born in 1744.
English poet and novelist, George Eliot is born in 1819.
Israeli-English actress Anne Crawford is born in 1920
American comedian and screenwriter Rodney Dangerfield is born in 1921.
American actress and singer, Geraldine Page is born in 1924.
American actress Jamie Lee Curtis is born in 1958.
American actor Eddie Frierson is born in 1959.
American actress Mariel Hemingway is born in 1961.
American computer programmer Randal L. Schwartz is born in 1961.