Random Fact: 22 November

22 November is significant for a number of momentous anniversaries:–

in 1890, Charles de Gaulle was born (President of France 1959-1969); English composer Arthur Sullivan died on this day in 1900 and Benjamin Britten was born in 1913; 1922 saw Ramsay MacDonald elected leader of the British Labour Party; in 1963 John F Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas; Margaret Thatcher withdrew from the Conservative Party leadership election, thereby ending her 11 years as Prime Minister in 1990; Angela Merkel became the first female Chancellor of Germany in 2005; also in 2005, Matt Stonie set a record by eating 71 pork ribs in five minutes; Juliet Lee set a world record by eating 13.23lbs of cranberry sauce in eight minutes in 2007 (both records still stand); 22 November is the birthdays of Billie Jean King (1943) and Boris Becker (1967).