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This Day in History: Nov. 22

This Day in History: Nov. 22
** FILE ** President John F. Kennedy rides in a motorcade with his wife Jacqueline, right, Nellie Connally, left, and her husband, Gov. John Connally of Texas in Dallas, Texas., in this Nov. 22, 1963, file photo, prior to President Kennedy's assassination. Nellie Connally, the last remaining survivor who was riding in President Kennedy's limousine when he was assassinated, has died, a family friend said Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006. She was 87. Connally, the widow of former Gov. John Connally, died in her sleep late Friday or early Saturday at Westminster Manor in Austin, said Julian Read, who served as the governor's press secretary in the 1960s. (AP Photo, file) ORG XMIT: APHS199 ** Usable by LA and DC Only ** ORG XMIT: CHI0609021707556751 (Associated Press)

In 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated as he rode in a motorcade in Dallas, and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as his successor.

1718: English pirate Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard, was killed during a battle off the Virginia coast.

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1906: The SOS signal for ships in distress was adopted at the International Radio Telegraphic Convention in Berlin.

1928: In Paris, Maurice Ravel's "Bolero" was performed for the first time.

1977: Regular passenger service between New York and Europe on the supersonic Concorde began on a trial basis.

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