Friday, November 20, 2009

November 22nd

1922: Howard Carter, assisted by Lord Carnarvon, opens the tomb of Tutankhamun. They immediately find really cool stuff to sell at museum gift shops all over the world.

1928: The premier performance of Ravel's Boléro takes place in Paris. The performance has to be stopped after 30 minutes because the audience is too turned on.

1990: Margaret Thatcher withdraws from Britain's Conservative Party leadership election, confirming the end of her premiership. She remains the last British Prime Minister with any balls.


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