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Today is Tuesday, Nov. 22, the 327th day of 2016. There are 39 days left in the year.

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1515: Mary of Guise, the second wife of King James V and the mother of Mary, Queen of Scots, is born in Lorraine, France.

1718: English pirate Edward Teach – better known as “Blackbeard” – is killed during a battle off present-day North Carolina.

1963: John F. Kennedy, the 35th U.S. President, is shot to death during a motorcade in Dallas; Texas Gov. John B. Connally, riding in the same car as Kennedy, is seriously wounded; suspected gunman Lee Harvey Oswald is arrested.

1990: British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, having failed to win re-election of the Conservative Party leadership on the first ballot, announces she will resign.

2011: Baseball players and owners sign an agreement for a new labor contract, a deal making baseball the first North American professional major league to start blood testing on human growth hormone and expanding the playoffs to 10 teams by 2013.

2015: Trying to reassure a nation on edge, President Barack Obama says in Malaysia that the Islamic State group “cannot strike a mortal blow” against the U.S., and he warns that overreacting to the Paris attacks would play into extremists’ hands.

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1991: Four women with mental disabilities are removed from a group home on Willis Avenue in Youngstown after state and county investigators find evidence of physical and verbal abuse and potentially life-threatening mishandling of medication.

Niles Superintendent John B. Bruno is given a new three-year contract that will increase his salary from $55,666 in the first year to $58,449 in the third.

Youngstown schools Superintendent Emanuel Catsoules says there is no way to consolidate the city’s five high schools without cutting academic programs or spending millions of dollars to expand Choffin Career Center.

1976: FBI agents are in Farrell, Pa., picking up more city records in connection with a federal grand jury investigation into contract practices.

Thanksgiving holiday motorists will be paying an average of 61.5 cents per gallon for gasoline, about five cents cheaper than over the Labor Day weekend.

During a discussion at First Presbyterian Church in Youngstown, six panelists drawn from a citizens committee, Educational Opportunity Youngstown, agree that U.S. District Judge Leroy Contie is likely to order the desegregation of city schools. They suggest the community begin working toward a peaceful transition.

1966: Youngstown University wins court approval to turn over to the new Youngstown Education Foundation accumulated donations to the university for protection when YU becomes a state university in 1967.

About 100 uniformed registered nurses employed by the Youngstown Hospital Association march through downtown Youngstown to call attention to their salary dispute with the YHA.

Mill Creek Park commissioners say there are no funds to establish a children’s zoo in the park. The Junior League, which had been promoting a zoo, withdraws its proposal.

William F. Nelson, an honor student at Ursuline High School, is picked as one of the outstanding students in the U.S. to attend a seminar in Australia in January.

1941: A 17-year-old gunman believed to have committed at least seven robberies is arrested on the East End bridge minutes after robbing dry-cleaning clerk Mary Zbell of $3.

Virgil Summer Jr., 19, of Tod Avenue is home before leaving for Europe as a member of the Polish Air Force. He trained with Polish fliers to join the English in fighting Axis forces.

Completion of the Market Street white-way lighting system is being delayed, according to Ohio Edison, by difficulty in obtaining delivery of 30 steel poles.

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