1943 – USS Liscome Bay, a US aircraft carrier, is torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in Tarawa Bay during World War II. During its drowning in those waters, 650 officers and sailors of the United States Navy lost their lives. While a few hours later, the US Marines, successfully occupied the coast of Tarawa, finally breaking the Japanese defensive line on this island. Nearly 1,000 Americans and Japanese would die in these wars.
1954 – Born in Sarajevo, Emir Kusturica. Kusturica is a Serbian director, actor and musician. He is known for several internationally known feature films as well as his projects in city building. He has competed at the Cannes Film Festival on five occasions and won the Palme d’Or twice, for the film When Father Was Away on Business and Underground as well as the Best Director award for Time of the Gypsies. Kusturica also won a Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival for the Arizona Dream.
1962 – British satirical television program That Was the Week That Was first aired. The program is considered an important element of the satire boom in the UK in the early 1960s. It spread to comedy through the promotion of establishment and political figures. It was designed, produced, and directed by Ned Sherrin and presented by David Frost. An American version of the same name aired on NBC from 1964 to 1965, also made by Frost.
1963 – Lee Harvey Oswald is killed at the age of 24. Oswald, was an American Marxist and former Marine who assassinated United States President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. Oswald was honorably discharged from active duty in the Marine Corps and defeated the Soviet Union in October 1959. He was assassinated. when he was being escorted by police, by Jack Ruby, a well-known name in the Dallas underworld. The real reasons for his assassination and the assassination of Lee Harvey Oswald of the century were never revealed.
1971 – During a powerful storm over Washington state, a self-proclaimed hijacker named Dan Cooper (or D. B. Cooper) is parachuted from a Northwest Orient Airlines plane with a $ 200,000 briefcase. Despite an extensive and lengthy FBI investigation, the perpetrator has never been found or identified. It remains the only unsolved case of air piracy in the history of commercial aviation. The amount of money D. B. Cooper snatched is $ 1.3 million today.
1976 – A magnitude 7.3 earthquake shakes the area of Çaldiran and Muradiye in Turkey. As a result, nearly 5,000 people were left dead and thousands more injured. The area of major damage, where over 80% of the buildings were destroyed, covered an area of 2,000 square kilometers. This would be one of the worst earthquakes in the history of this country. The tremors would be felt as far as Iran.
2016 – The Colombian government and the People’s Army Revolutionary Armed Forces sign a revised peace deal, ending the country’s more than 50-year civil war. The talks began in September 2012, and mainly took place in Havana, Cuba. Negotiators announced a final agreement to end the conflict and build a lasting peace on August 24, 2016. Both houses of Congress ratified the revised peace agreement on November 29-30, 2016, thus marking the end of the conflict.