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    • November 21, 0164 "BC Judas Maccabaeus, son of Mattathias of the Hasmonean family, restores the Temple in Jerusalem. Events commemorated each year by the festival of Hanukkah."

    • November 21, 0235 St Anterus begins his reign as Catholic Pope

    • November 21, 0496 St Gelasius I ends his reign as Catholic Pope

    • November 21, 1272 "Following Henry III of England's death on November 16, his son Prince Edward becomes King of England."

    • November 21, 1620 "Plymouth Colony settlers sign the Mayflower Compact (November 11, O.S.)."

    • November 21, 1620 The Mayflower reaches Cap Cod

    • November 21, 1654 "Richard Johnson, a free black, granted 550 acres in Virginia"

    • November 21, 1783 "In Paris, Jean-Franois Piltre de Rozier and Franois Laurent, Marquis d'Arlandes, make the first untethered hot air balloon flight."

    • November 21, 1783 Pilstre de Rozier & Marquis d'Arlandes make 1st free balloon flight

    • November 21, 1787 Andrew Jackson admitted to the bar

    • November 21, 1789 "North Carolina ratifies constitution, becomes 12th US state"

    • November 21, 1791 Colonel Napolon Bonaparte is promoted to full general and appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Armies of the French Republic.

    • November 21, 1794 Honolulu Harbor discovered

    • November 21, 1818 Russia's Czar Alexander I petitions for a Jewish state in Palestine

    • November 21, 1824 "Jewish Reform congregation established, Charleston, SC"

    • November 21, 1837 "Thomas Morris of Australia skips rope 22,806 times"

    • November 21, 1847 "Steamer ""Phoenix"" is lost on Lake Michigan, kills 200"

    • November 21, 1848 Cincinatti Turngemeinde founded

    • November 21, 1871 Moses Gale patents a cigar lighter

    • November 21, 1877 "Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record and play sound."

    • November 21, 1877 "Tom Edison announces his ""talking machine"" invention"

    • November 21, 1894 "Port Arthur massacre: Port Arthur, Manchuria falls to the Japanese, a decisive victory of the First Sino-Japanese War."

    • November 21, 1902 Hocky broadcaster Foster Hewitt is born

    • November 21, 1905 "Albert Einstein's paper, ""Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?"", is published in the journal ""Annalen der Physik"". This paper reveals the relationship between energy and mass. This leads to the massenergy equivalence formula E = mc."

    • November 21, 1916 "Franz Josef of Austria, dies"

    • November 21, 1916 "HMHS Britannic sinks in the Aegean Sea after a mine explodes, killing 30 people."

    • November 21, 1920 Bloody Sunday during the Anglo-Irish War.

    • November 21, 1922 "Rebecca Latimer Felton of Georgia takes the oath of office, becoming the first female United States Senator."

    • November 21, 1927 Columbine Mine Massacre: Striking coal miners were allegedly attacked with machine guns by a detachment of state police dressed in civilian clothes.

    • November 21, 1929 Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali had his first exhibit

    • November 21, 1933 "US ambassador to USSR, W.C. Bullitt, begins service"

    • November 21, 1935 First ommercial crossing of Pacific by plane (China Clipper)

    • November 21, 1937 "On this day, Howard E. Coffin, who founded the Hudson Motor Company along with Joseph L. Hudson in 1909, died from an accidental gunshot wound at Sea Island Beach in Georgia at the age of 64"

    • November 21, 1941 Juanita Spellini first woman executed in California

    • November 21, 1941 The radio program King Biscuit Time is broadcast for the first time (it would later become the longest running daily radio broadcast in history and the most famous live blues radio program).

    • November 21, 1942 Alcan Highway Completed (Road to Alaska)

    • November 21, 1942 "The completion of the Alaska Highway (also known as the Alcan Highway) is celebrated (however, the highway was not usable by general vehicles until 1943)."

    • November 21, 1945 General Motors workers go on strike

    • November 21, 1946 Harry Truman becomes first US President to travel in a submerged sub

    • November 21, 1950 A Canadian Troop Train carrying 300 soldiers on their way to Korea cllides head-on with a freight train near Canoe River B.C. 21 die

    • November 21, 1952 First US postage stamp in 2 colors (rotary process) introduced

    • November 21, 1953 """Pitdown Man,"" discovered in 1912 proved to be a hoax"

    • November 21, 1953 "Authorities at the British Natural History Museum announce that the ""Piltdown Man"" skull, held to be one of the most famous fossil skulls in the world, was a hoax."

    • November 21, 1954 Actress Goldie Hawn is born

    • November 21, 1956 Don Newcombe of the then Brooklyn Dodgers wins the Major League Baseball Most Valuable Player Award of the National League.

    • November 21, 1959 Jack Benny (violin) and Richard Nixon (piano) play their famed duet

    • November 21, 1959 "Max Baer US, heavyweight boxing champ (1934), dies at 49"

    • November 21, 1962 The Chinese People's Liberation Army declares a unilateral cease-fire in the Sino-Indian War.

    • November 21, 1964 Second Vatican Council: The third session of the Roman Catholic Church's ecumenical council closes.

    • November 21, 1964 The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge opens to traffic (at the time it was the world's longest suspension bridge).

    • November 21, 1964 "World's longest suspension bridge ""Verrazano Narrows"" opens (NYC)"

    • November 21, 1967 "Phillip & Jay Kunz fly a kite a record 28,000 feet"

    • November 21, 1968 "Supremes & Temptations release ""I'm Gonna Make You Love Me"""

    • November 21, 1968 "Supremes andTemptations release ""I'm Gonna Make You Love Me"""

    • November 21, 1968 Yoko Ono suffers a miscarriage

    • November 21, 1969 Baseball player Ken Griffey Jr. is born

    • November 21, 1969 The first ARPANET link was put into service on this day in 1969. The network connected a computer at the University of California at Los Angeles with one at the Stanford Research Institute.

    • November 21, 1970 Number one hit on UK music charts - Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Chile

    • November 21, 1970 "The rarest of Ford Mustangs--the Boss 351--debuted at the Detroit Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan."

    • November 21, 1971 Indian troops partly aided by Mukti Bahini (Bengali guerrillas) defeat the Pakistan army in the Battle of Garibpur.

    • November 21, 1973 18 minute gap found in Watergate Tapes

    • November 21, 1973 "Allan Sherman singer, dies at 48 (Goodbye Muddah, Goodbye Faddah)"

    • November 21, 1974 The Birmingham Pub Bombings by the IRA kill 21 people. The Birmingham Six were sentenced to life in prison for this but subsequently acquitted.

    • November 21, 1975 Linda McCartney drug charges in US are dropped

    • November 21, 1977 "Minister of Internal Affairs Hon Allan Highet announces that 'the national anthems of New Zealand shall be the traditional anthem ""God Save the Queen"" and the poem ""God Defend New Zealand"", written by Thomas Bracken, as set to music by John Joseph Woods, both being of equal status as national anthems appropriate to the occasion."

    • November 21, 1979 "The United States Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan is attacked by a mob and set alight, killing four. (see: Foreign relations of Pakistan)"

    • November 21, 1980 "A deadly fire breaks out at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada (now Bally's Las Vegas). 87 people are killed and more than 650 are injured in the worst disaster in Nevada history."

    • November 21, 1980 "Dallas' ""Who Shot JR?"" episode (Kristen) gets a 53.3 rating"

    • November 21, 1980 Fire at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas kills 84

    • November 21, 1980 John & Yoko pose nude for photographer Allan Tannenbaum

    • November 21, 1980 "Lake Peigneur drained into an underlying salt deposit. A misplaced Texaco oil probe was drilled into the Diamond Crystal Salt Mine, causing water to flow down into the mine, eroding the edges of the hole. The resulting whirlpool sucked the drilling platform, several barges, houses and trees thousands of feet, to the bottom of the dissolving salt deposit."

    • November 21, 1981 Number one hit on UK music charts - Queen & David Bowie - Under Pressure

    • November 21, 1981 "Olivia Newton-John's ""Physical,"" single goes #1 & stays for 10 weeks"

    • November 21, 1984 "The movie ""A Christmas Story"" was re-released in the US"

    • November 21, 1985 United States Navy intelligence analyst Jonathan Pollard is arrested for spying (he was caught giving Israel classified information on Arab nations and was eventually sentenced to life in prison).

    • November 21, 1986 Iran-Contra Affair: National Security Council member Oliver North and his secretary start to shred documents implicating them in the sale of weapons to Iran and channeling the proceeds to help fund the Contra rebels in Nicaragua.

    • November 21, 1988 "Canadian federal election, 1988 Canadians re-elect the Progressive Conservative government of Brian Mulroney after an election campaign fought mainly over the issue of the Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement."

    • November 21, 1990 Charter of Paris for a New Europe refocusses the efforts of the Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europeon post-Cold War issues.

    • November 21, 1990 Michael Milken is sentenced to 10 years for security law violations

    • November 21, 1990 "Signing of Declaration of ""End of Cold war"" in Paris"

    • November 21, 1991 """The Apple of God's Eye"", an undercover investigative journalism piece exposing the fund raising practices of American televangelist Robert Tilton, airs on ABC's Primetime Live news magazine show for the first time."

    • November 21, 1995 "The Dayton Peace Agreement is initialled at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base, near Dayton, Ohio, ending three and a half years of war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The agreement was formally ratified in Paris, on December 14 that same year."

    • November 21, 1995 The Dow Jones closes over 5000 fo rthe first time

    • November 21, 1995 "Toy Story, the first entirely computer-animated movie, was released on this day"

    • November 21, 1996 "A propane explosion at the Humberto Vidal shoe store and office building in San Juan, Puerto Rico killed 33."

    • November 21, 1996 "CompuServe announced it would shut down its family-oriented service, WOW!, just eight months after it was launched"

    • November 21, 2002 "NATO invites Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia to become members."

    • November 21, 2004 "The island of Dominica is hit by the most destructive earthquake in its history. The northern half of the island receives the most damage, especially the town of Portsmouth. It is also felt in neighboring Guadeloupe, where one person is killed as a result."

    • November 21, 2004 The Paris Club agrees to write off 80% (up to $100 billion) of Iraq's external debt.

    • November 21, 2004 "The second round of the Ukrainian presidential election is held, unleashing massive protests and controversy over the election's integrity."

    • November 21, 2009 "A gas blast at a coal mine in Heilongjiang province, northeastern China, kills 42 people and traps 66."

    • November 21, 2009 "Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and Pope Benedict XVI agree to ""seek closer relations"" in a meeting in Rome."

    • November 21, 2009 British Prime Minister Gordon Brown travels to Cumbria to meet victims of the floods that have affected the area.

    • November 21, 2009 "Ireland's Emergency Co-Ordination Committee meets to discuss the flooding. Green Party leader and Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government John Gormley visits the scene of the worst damage in Cork and describes it as ""a once in 800 years event""."

    • November 21, 2009 Italian police arrest two Pakistani nationals suspected of providing logistical support to the group responsible for the attacks in Mumbai in 2008.

    • November 21, 2009 "New research concludes that Homo floresiensis, discovered in 2003, is a distinct species and not a previously known species with dwarfism or microcephaly."

    • November 21, 2009 "President of Egypt Hosni Mubarak says on national television he will not tolerate the ""humiliation"" of Egyptian nationals abroad following the riots between Algeria and Egypt over a qualifying match for the 2009 World Cup."

    • November 21, 2009 Protestors gather at the French Embassy in Dublin in a continuation of the dispute with FIFA over the controversial handball incident in the 2009 FIFA World Cup qualifying match between France and Republic of Ireland.

    • November 21, 2009 Sri Lanka's government announces that Tamil refugees held in camps since the end of the conflict with the Tamil Tigers will be free to leave the camps next month

    • November 21, 2009 "The Netherlands win the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2009 with the song ""Click Clack"" by Ralf Mackenbach."

    • November 21, 2009 U.S. President Barack Obama's job approval rating slips below 50 percent in a daily tracking survey by Gallup poll.







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