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This Day in History for November 22

1842 – Mount St Helens in Washington erupts.

1910 – Arthur Knight patents steel shaft golf clubs.

1923 – Calvin Coolidge pardons WW I German spy Lothar Witzke, sentenced to death.

1934 – “Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town” 1st heard on Eddie Cantor’s show.

1936 – PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Pinehurst CC: Denny Shute wins first of his consecutive PGA titles, defeating Jimmy Thomson, 3 & 2.

1943 – FDR, Churchill and Chiang Kai-shek meet to discuss ways to defeat Japan.

1950 – 7,021 see lowest NBA score, Fort Wayne Pistons 19, Minneapolis Lakers 18.

1955 – RCA Records make its best investment paying $35,000 to Sun Record for Elvis Presley’s contract.

1957 – Simon & Garfunkel appear on “American Bandstand” as “Tom & Jerry”

1963 – US President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald while riding in an open-topped motorcade in Dallas, Texas.

1963 – Lyndon B. Johnson sworn in as the 36th US President after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

1970 – 20th NASCAR Spring Cup: Bobby Isaac wins.

1984 – Fred Rogers of PBS “Mr. Rogers Neighborhood” presents a sweater to Smithsonian Institution.

1986 – 20 year old Mike Tyson becomes youngest heavyweight champion in history when he stops Trevor Berbick in round 2 at Las Vegas Hilton to earn the WBC title.

1989 – US 63rd manned space mission STS 33 (Discovery 9) launches into orbit.

1991 – NY Knicks pay Patrick Ewing a record $18.8 million for 2 year extension.

1992 – Washington Post reports Oregon Senator Bob Packwood sexually harassed 10 women.

1996 – O.J. Simpson takes stand as hostile witness in the wrongful death lawsuit filed against him, saying it is “absolutely not true”

2008 – YouTube hosts the largest ever live broadcast, YouTube Live.

2017 – Californian man Craig Coley pardoned for a double murder after serving 39 years by Governor Jerry Brown. Longest prison term to be overturned in the state.

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