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Today in History
Saturday, November 22

2008YouTube hosts the largest ever live broadcast, YouTube Live.
2005Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany.
2004The Orange Revolution begins in Ukraine, resulting from the presidential elections.
2002In Nigeria, more than 100 people are killed at an attack aimed at the contestants of the Miss World contest.
1998Albania constitution adopted by popular referendum.
1995Toy Story is released as the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery.
1990British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher withdraws from the Conservative Party leadership election, confirming the end of her premiership.
1989In West Beirut, a bomb explodes near the motorcade of Lebanese President Rene Moawad, killing him.
1988In Palmdale, California, the first prototype B-2 Spirit stealth bomber is revealed.
1987Two Chicago television stations are hijacked by an unknown pirate dressed as Max Headroom.
 
Factoids
Vincent van Gogh sold only one painting during his lifetime.

Vincent van Gogh    Factoids
Studies show that mosquitoes prefer biting blondes to brunettes.

Mosquitoes    Factoids
The blue whale is the largest animal that has ever lived.

Blue Whale    Factoids
Every ton of seawater contains approximately 1 milligram of dissolved gold.

Gold    Factoids
 
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