On this day: November 22

Posted: 2:09 AM EST Nov 21, 2012   Updated: 2:00 AM EST Nov 22, 2015

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 - Angela Merkel
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European People's Party

2005: Angela Merkel is elected as Germany's first female chancellor.

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