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This Day in History for November 22

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1910 – Arthur Knight patents steel shaft golf clubs.

1919 – Labor conference committee  in US urges 8-hour work day and 48-hour-week.

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

1930 – 1st US football game broadcast to England (Harvard 13, Yale 0)

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 – US troops land on Abemada, Gilbert Island.

1954 – Humane Society (US) forms in Washington, D.C.

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

1961 – Frank Robinson, Cincinnati Reds outfielder selected as NL MVP.

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

1970 – 20th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Bobby Issac wins.

1972 – US ends 22 year travel ban to China.

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 boxing history when he stops titleholder Trevor Berbick in round 2 at Las Vegas Hilton to earn the WBC title.

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

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

1999 – Fortune Magazine names General Electric CEO Jack Welch “Manager of the Century”

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

2012 – 2 people are killed and 120 injured after a 100-vehicle pile-up in dense fog in Texas.

2015 – Kyle Busch driving for Joe Gibbs Racing, wins Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Florida to claim his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

2017 – Uber admits hackers stole personal information affecting 57 million people worldwide and paid $100,000 to keep it quiet.