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NOVEMBER 22

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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1986 20-year-old Mike Tyson Is the Youngest Heavyweight Champion in History New York City Sports Figures Boxing African-American Sports Figures New York Times
George Branham Is First African American to Win Pro Bowler Association Event Bowling African-American History Historic Firsts African American Registry
1989 Kathryn Thornton Is The First Woman to Fly on a Military Space Mission Alabama Explorers and Pioneers Space Shuttle Women Historic Firsts Alabama State Archives
2005 Angela Merkel Is Elected Germanys First Woman Chancellor German Political and Social Leaders Women Elections Historic Firsts BBC

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