On this day: November 22

Published On: Nov 21 2012 01:09:33 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 22 2016 01:00:00 AM CST

A notorious pirate is captured and killed, RCA Victor buys Elvis' contract from Sun Records, the nation mourns a president, and The Beatles release "The White Album," all on this day.

OTD November 22 - Beatles White Album
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1968: The Beatles release their self-titled double album, which is more popularly referred to as "The White Album" due to its all-white cover art. It would reach No. 1 on the charts in the United Kingdom and the United States and eventually sell more than 30 million copies worldwide.

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