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 - Wiley Post
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1898: Wiley Post, a famed American aviator and the first pilot to fly solo around the world, is born in Van Zandt County, Texas. Post would be killed with cowboy and film star Will Rogers on Aug. 15, 1935, when their plane developed engine problems at takeoff and crashed in Barrow, Alaska.

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