Shimla, Nov 22 Keekli Bureau

This Day in History

2005


German politician Angela Merkel was sworn in as the country’s chancellor, becoming the first woman to hold the post.

1995

Pixar’s Toy Story, the first entirely computer-animated feature-length film, was released and became a critical and commercial hit.

1994

Mount Merapi, on the island of Java, erupted, killing 64 people.

1990

Margaret Thatcher announced her resignation as British prime minister after a split occurred in the ranks of the Conservative Party.

1986

With a second-round knockout of Trevor Berbick, 20-year-old Mike Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history.

1975

Juan Carlos became king of Spain, two days after the death of Francisco Franco.

1943

Lebanon proclaimed its independence from France; however, it did not become wholly independent until 1946.

1819

Victorian English novelist George Eliot—who developed the method of psychological analysis characteristic of modern fiction and was known for such works as Middlemarch (1871–72)—was born.

1718

The pirate Blackbeard was killed off the coast of North Carolina.

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