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5 Fun Facts About November 22 In California History

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1. On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. While this event did not take place in California, it shook the entire country and had a profound impact on the state.

2. In 1978, on November 22, San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk were assassinated by former Supervisor Dan White at City Hall. Milk, a gay rights activist, was the first openly gay person elected to public office in California.

3. On November 22, 1950, a Twin-Engine C-47 plane crashed into the San Gabriel Mountains near Los Angeles, killing all 35 people on board. The victims were members of the Cal Poly football team, coaches, and staff, as well as their supporters and the flight crew.

4. In 1986, on November 22, the United States Navy's battleship USS Missouri was commissioned in San Francisco. The ship, which had also seen significant action during World War II, was named after the state of Missouri and is now a museum ship in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

5. On November 22, 1935, a 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck the Kern County area of California, killing 13 people and causing widespread damage. This earthquake was notable for its large magnitude and the fact that it occurred near the city of Bakersfield, which was still recovering from a previous earthquake that had occurred just a few years earlier.
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