On this day: November 22

Published On: Nov 21 2012 01:09:33 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 22 2013 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 - Arthur Sullivan
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1900: English composer Arthur Sullivan, best known for the 14 comic operas produced in collaboration with the playwright W. S. Gilbert, dies of heart failure, following an attack of bronchitis, at age 58 in London, England. The most famous of Gilbert and Sullivan's work includes "H.M.S. Pinafore," "The Pirates of Penzance" and "The Mikado." Sullivan composed 23 operas, 13 major orchestral works, eight choral works and oratorios, two ballets, incidental music to several plays, and numerous hymns and other church pieces, songs, and piano and chamber pieces. The best known of his hymns and songs include "Onward Christian Soldiers" and "The Lost Chord."

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