On this day: November 22

Published On: Nov 21 2012 01:09:33 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 22 2015 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, The Beatles release "The White Album," and "Toy Story" premieres, all on this day.

OTD November 22 - Jack London
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1916: Author Jack London, best known for the novels "The Call of the Wild" and "White Fang," dies at the age of 40 in Glen Ellen, California. His death certificate gives the cause as uremia, following acute renal colic, commonly caused by kidney stones.

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