22 November It Happened Today


1499  Perkin Warbeck, “pretender” to the throne of England is hanged.

1887  Birth of English actor Boris Karloff, particularly remembered for his roles in horror films.

1956  Petrol is rationed in Great Britain as the “Suez crisis” potentially threatens world oil supplies.

1963  The TV sci -fi show Doctor Who is premiered by the BBC.

2006  Russian dissident Alexxander Litvinenko dies after being poisoned with polonium.

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