Today In History
Highlights of this day – November 22 – in history
On this date in 1963, President John F. Kennedy is assassinated and Texas Gov. John Connally is seriously wounded during a motorcade in Dallas.
- Suspect Lee Harvey Oswald is arrested.
- Lyndon B. Johnson becomes America’s 36th president.
In other years and other places:
- In 1957, Simon and Garfunkel appeared on “American Bandstand” as “Tom and Jerry.”
- In 1963 the Beatles released their 2nd album “With the Beatles” in the UK.
- In 1968 The U.S. saw its first interracial kiss on TV. On Star Trek, Captain Kirk kissed Uhura.
- In 1972 the U.S. ended its 22 year travel ban to China. Thanks, Nixon.
- In 1985 there was the largest swearing-in ceremony of all time. 38,648 immigrants became U.S. citizens.
- In 1990 Margaret Thatcher announced her resignation as British Prime Minister.
- And in 2005 on this date, it turned out to be Ted Koppel’s last show as host of Nightline.