On this day: November 22

POSTED: 11:09 PM PST Nov 20, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Nov 21, 2014 

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 - Denver
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1858: Denver is founded as Denver City, a mining town during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush in what was then western Kansas Territory. General William Larimer, a land speculator from eastern Kansas, named the town site to curry favor with Kansas Territorial Gov. James W. Denver, who, unbeknownst to Larimer, had already resigned from office.

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