Shimla, Nov 22 Keekli Bureau
German politician Angela Merkel was sworn in as the country’s chancellor, becoming the first woman to hold the post.
Pixar’s Toy Story, the first entirely computer-animated feature-length film, was released and became a critical and commercial hit.
Mount Merapi, on the island of Java, erupted, killing 64 people.
Margaret Thatcher announced her resignation as British prime minister after a split occurred in the ranks of the Conservative Party.
With a second-round knockout of Trevor Berbick, 20-year-old Mike Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in boxing history.
Juan Carlos became king of Spain, two days after the death of Francisco Franco.
Lebanon proclaimed its independence from France; however, it did not become wholly independent until 1946.
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.
The pirate Blackbeard was killed off the coast of North Carolina.