November 22: US president John F Kennedy was assassinated in 1963

Bengaluru, Nov 22: Today is Saturday, November 22, 2014. What happened on this day in history? Oneindia takes a look at the past: [This day in history: Nov 21]

1220: Federick II is crowned the Holy Roman Emperor by Pope Honorius III.

1542: Laws are passed in Spain protecting American Indians against enslavement.

1757: Austria defeats Prussia in the Seven Years War.

1847: New York's first opera house Astor Place Opera House is opened.

1890: Former French president Charles da Gaulle is born.

1935: Pan Am begins first Trans-Pacific airmail service between San Francisco and Manila.

1936: Clash between Japanese and Mongolian armies in China; 1,200 killed.

1939: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav is born.

1948: The Democratic Republic of Vietnam led by Ho Chi Minh seeks admission to the United Nations.

1963: US President John F Kennedy assassinated in Dallas, Texas. Lyndon B Johnson takes over as the president.

1964: Nearly 40,000 people pay tribute to assassinated US president JF Kennedy ay Arlington Cemetery on the first anniversary of his death.

1973: Great Britain announces plan for moderate Protestans and Catholics to share power in Northern Ireland.

1989: Lebanese President Rene Moawad killed in explosion in West Beirut.

1990: Late prime minister of Great Britain Margaret Thatcher withdraws from the Conservative Party's leadership election.

2004: Orange Revolution begins in Ukraine.

2005: Angela Merkel takes over as the first woman Chancellor of Germany.

Angela Merkel

Ceasefire between Hamas and Israel comes into force after eight days of violence.

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