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This Day in History: Nov. 22

1497 Explorer Vasco da Gama rounds the Cape of Good Hope in Africa.
1917 The National Hockey League is founded in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
1943 At the World War II Cairo Conference held November 22-26 in Cairo, Egypt, Allied governments meet to define their war aims with respect to Japan .
1963 Pres. John F. Kennedy is assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, TX. Vice Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in as president.
1967 The UN Security Council unanimously approves Resolution 242, proposing in essence that Israel withdraw from the occupied territories in return for recognition of its independence by the Arab states and the establishment of secure borders.
1975 Juan Carlos I becomes king of Spain, days after the death of Francisco Franco.
1988 After years of secrecy, the Air Force displays the B-2 Stealth bomber.
1990 British Prime Min. Margaret Thatcher resigns.
2005 The German Parliament elects Angela Merkel, leader of the Christian Democratic Party, as chancellor of Germany.


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