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November 21st, 2007 (November 21 2007)DeathFernando Fernan Gomez, Spanish actor, director, academic and playwright (born in 1921)
November 21st, 2007 (November 21 2007)DeathTom Johnson, Canadian ice hockey player (born in 1928)
November 21st, 2007 (November 21 2007)DeathNoel McGregor, New Zealand cricketer (born in 1931)
November 21st, 2006 (November 21 2006)EventAnti-Syrian Lebanese Minister and MP Pierre Gemayel is assassinated in suburban Beirut.
November 21st, 2006 (November 21 2006)DeathPierre Amine Gemayel, Lebanese Cabinet minister (assassinated) (born in 1972)
November 21st, 2006 (November 21 2006)DeathRobert Lockwood, Jr., American blues guitarist (born in 1915)
November 21st, 2005 (November 21 2005)DeathAlfred Anderson, last Scottish World War I (and Christmas Truce) veteran (born in 1896)
November 21st, 2005 (November 21 2005)DeathHugh Sidey, American journalist (born in 1927)
November 21st, 2004 (November 21 2004)EventThe second round of the Ukrainian presidential election is held, unleashing massive protests and controversy over the election s integrity.
November 21st, 2004 (November 21 2004)EventThe 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 21st, 2004 (November 21 2004)EventThe Paris Club agrees to write off 80% (up to $100 billion) of Iraq s external debt.
November 21st, 2002 (November 21 2002)EventNATO invites Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia to become members.
November 21st, 2002 (November 21 2002)DeathHadda Brooks, American jazz singer, pianist, and composer (born in 1916)
November 21st, 2001 (November 21 2001)DeathSalahuddin of Malaysia, King of Malaysia (born in 1926)
November 21st, 1999 (November 21 1999)DeathQuentin Crisp, British writer, raconteur and actor (born in 1908)Quentin Crisp Quotes
November 21st, 1996 (November 21 1996)EventA propane explosion at the Humberto Vidal shoe store and office building in San Juan, Puerto Rico kills 33.
November 21st, 1996 (November 21 1996)DeathAbdus Salam, Pakistani physicist and Nobel laureate (born in 1926)
November 21st, 1995 (November 21 1995)EventThe 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 21st, 1995 (November 21 1995)EventThe Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 5,000 (5,023.55) for the first time.
November 21st, 1995 (November 21 1995)DeathPeter Grant, British rock manager, actor (Led Zeppelin, Bad Company) (born in 1935)
November 21st, 1995 (November 21 1995)DeathNoel Jones, British diplomat (born in 1940)
November 21st, 1993 (November 21 1993)DeathBill Bixby, American actor and director (born in 1934)
November 21st, 1991 (November 21 1991)DeathSonny Werblin, former owner of the New York Jets (born in 1907)
November 21st, 1990 (November 21 1990)EventCharter of Paris for a New Europe refocusses the efforts of the Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europeon post-Cold War issues.
November 21st, 1990 (November 21 1990)DeathDean Hart, Canadian professional wrestler (born in 1954)
November 21st, 1988 (November 21 1988)EventCanadian federal election, 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. Boy Genius Miles Prince Bowlin is born in Texas.
November 21st, 1988 (November 21 1988)DeathCarl Hubbell, American baseball player (born in 1903)
November 21st, 1986 (November 21 1986)EventIran-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 21st, 1986 (November 21 1986)DeathMarcelino Sanchez, American actor (born in 1957)
November 21st, 1986 (November 21 1986)DeathJerry Colonna, American comic (born in 1904)
November 21st, 1986 (November 21 1986)DeathDar Robinson, American film stuntman (born in 1947)
November 21st, 1985 (November 21 1985)EventUnited 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 21st, 1985 (November 21 1985)BirthJesus Navas, Spanish footballer
November 21st, 1984 (November 21 1984)BirthAlvaro Bautista, Spanish motorcycle racer
November 21st, 1984 (November 21 1984)BirthJena Malone, American Actress
November 21st, 1983 (November 21 1983)BirthJamie Langley, English rugby player
November 21st, 1982 (November 21 1982)BirthGeorgios Kalogiannidis, Greek archer
November 21st, 1982 (November 21 1982)BirthRyan Starr, American singer
November 21st, 1982 (November 21 1982)DeathJohn Hargrave, British Social Credit advocate (born in 1894)
November 21st, 1981 (November 21 1981)BirthWesley Britt, American football player
November 21st, 1981 (November 21 1981)BirthPiet Rinke, Zimbabwean cricketer
November 21st, 1981 (November 21 1981)BirthJonny Magallon, Mexican footballer
November 21st, 1981 (November 21 1981)DeathHarry Von Zell, American announcer (born in 1906)
November 21st, 1980 (November 21 1980)EventA 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 21st, 1980 (November 21 1980)EventLake 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 21st, 1980 (November 21 1980)BirthHank Blalock, American baseball player
November 21st, 1980 (November 21 1980)BirthAlec Brownstein, American author, director
November 21st, 1980 (November 21 1980)BirthLeonardo Gonzalez, Costa Rican footballer
November 21st, 1980 (November 21 1980)BirthElaine Yiu, Hong Kong Actress
November 21st, 1980 (November 21 1980)DeathSara Garcia, Mexican actress (born in 1895)
November 21st, 1979 (November 21 1979)EventThe United States Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan is attacked by a mob and set alight, killing four. (see: Foreign relations of Pakistan)
November 21st, 1979 (November 21 1979)BirthStromile Swift, American basketball player
November 21st, 1979 (November 21 1979)BirthAlex Tanguay, Canadian hockey player
November 21st, 1979 (November 21 1979)BirthKim Dong Wan, Korean singer (Shinhwa)
November 21st, 1979 (November 21 1979)BirthVincenzo Iaquinta, Italian footballer
November 21st, 1978 (November 21 1978)BirthLucia Jimenez, Spanish actress
November 21st, 1978 (November 21 1978)BirthSara Tanaka, American actress
November 21st, 1977 (November 21 1977)EventMinister 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.Thomas Bracken Quotes
November 21st, 1977 (November 21 1977)BirthBruno Berner, Swiss footballer
November 21st, 1977 (November 21 1977)BirthMyles Heskett, Australian musician (Wolfmother)
November 21st, 1977 (November 21 1977)BirthJonas Jennings, American football player
November 21st, 1977 (November 21 1977)BirthTobias Sammet, German singer (Edguy)
November 21st, 1977 (November 21 1977)BirthYolande James, Quebec politician
November 21st, 1976 (November 21 1976)BirthDasha, Czech adult actress
November 21st, 1976 (November 21 1976)BirthMartin Meichelbeck, German footballer
November 21st, 1976 (November 21 1976)BirthDaniel Whiston, British ice skater
November 21st, 1975 (November 21 1975)BirthCherie Johnson, American actress
November 21st, 1975 (November 21 1975)BirthChris Moneymaker, American poker player
November 21st, 1974 (November 21 1974)EventThe Birmingham Pub Bombings by the IRA kill 21 people. The Birmingham Six were sentenced to life in prison for this but subsequently acquitted.
November 21st, 1974 (November 21 1974)BirthKelsi Marie Osborn, American Singer (SHeDAISY)
November 21st, 1974 (November 21 1974)DeathJohn B. Gambling, American radio talk show host (born in 1897)
November 21st, 1974 (November 21 1974)DeathFrank Martin, Swiss composer (born in 1890)
November 21st, 1973 (November 21 1973)BirthBrook Kerr, American actress
November 21st, 1973 (November 21 1973)BirthInes Sastre, Spanish model and actress
November 21st, 1973 (November 21 1973)DeathThomas Pelly, American politician (born in 1902)
November 21st, 1972 (November 21 1972)BirthRain Phoenix, American singer/actress
November 21st, 1972 (November 21 1972)BirthDavid Tua, Samoan boxer
November 21st, 1971 (November 21 1971)EventIndian troops partly aided by Mukti Bahini (Bengali guerrillas) defeat the Pakistan army in the Battle of Garibpur.
November 21st, 1971 (November 21 1971)BirthMichael Strahan, American football player
November 21st, 1970 (November 21 1970)EventVietnam War: Operation Ivory CoastA joint Air Force and Army team raids the Son Tay prison camp in an attempt to free American prisoners of war thought to be held there.
November 21st, 1970 (November 21 1970)BirthJustin Langer, Australian cricketer
November 21st, 1970 (November 21 1970)DeathNewsy Lalonde, Canadian ice hockey player (born in 1887)
November 21st, 1970 (November 21 1970)DeathChandrasekhara Venkata Raman, Indian physicist, Nobel laureate (born in 1888)
November 21st, 1969 (November 21 1969)EventU.S. President Richard Nixon and Japanese Premier Eisaku Sato agree in Washington, D.C. on the return of Okinawa to Japanese control in 1972. Under the terms of the agreement, the U.S. is to retain its rights to bases on the island, but these are to be nuclear-free.
November 21st, 1969 (November 21 1969)BirthKen Griffey, Jr., American baseball player
November 21st, 1969 (November 21 1969)DeathMutesa II of Buganda, President of Uganda (1924)
November 21st, 1968 (November 21 1968)BirthAlex James, English bassist
November 21st, 1968 (November 21 1968)BirthChristopher Noxon, American journalist
November 21st, 1967 (November 21 1967)EventVietnam War: American General William Westmoreland tells news reporters: "I am absolutely certain that whereas in 1965 the enemy was winning, today he is certainly losing."
November 21st, 1967 (November 21 1967)BirthTripp Cromer, American baseball player
November 21st, 1967 (November 21 1967)BirthToshihiko Koga, Japanese Judoka
November 21st, 1967 (November 21 1967)DeathC. M. Eddy, Jr., American writer (born in 1896)
November 21st, 1966 (November 21 1966)BirthTroy Aikman, American football player
November 21st, 1965 (November 21 1965)BirthBjork, Icelandic singer
November 21st, 1965 (November 21 1965)BirthReggie Lewis, American basketball player (died in 1993)
November 21st, 1965 (November 21 1965)BirthAlexander Siddig, British actor
November 21st, 1964 (November 21 1964)EventThe Verrazano-Narrows Bridge opens to traffic (at the time it was the world s longest suspension bridge).
November 21st, 1964 (November 21 1964)EventSecond Vatican Council: The third session of the Roman Catholic Church s ecumenical council closes.
November 21st, 1964 (November 21 1964)BirthOlden Polynice, Haitian basketball player
November 21st, 1964 (November 21 1964)BirthLiza Tarbuck, British entertainer
November 21st, 1964 (November 21 1964)BirthShane Douglas, American wrestler
November 21st, 1963 (November 21 1963)BirthNicollette Sheridan, British actress
November 21st, 1963 (November 21 1963)DeathRobert Stroud (The Birdman of Alcatraz), American prisoner (born in 1890)
November 21st, 1962 (November 21 1962)EventThe Chinese People s Liberation Army declares a unilateral cease-fire in the Sino-Indian War.
November 21st, 1962 (November 21 1962)BirthSteven Curtis Chapman, American musician
November 21st, 1962 (November 21 1962)BirthSabine Busch, German athlete
November 21st, 1959 (November 21 1959)DeathMax Baer, American boxer (born in 1909)
November 21st, 1958 (November 21 1958)DeathMel Ott, American baseball player (born in 1909)
November 21st, 1957 (November 21 1957)DeathFrancis Burton Harrison, American political figure (born in 1873)
November 21st, 1956 (November 21 1956)BirthEd Kaz, American journalist
November 21st, 1955 (November 21 1955)BirthCedric Maxwell, American basketball player
November 21st, 1954 (November 21 1954)BirthThomas Rothman, American film executive
November 21st, 1953 (November 21 1953)EventAuthorities 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 21st, 1953 (November 21 1953)DeathLarry Shields, American jazz clarinetist (born in 1893)
November 21st, 1952 (November 21 1952)BirthLorna Luft, American actress and singer, daughter of Judy GarlandJudy Garland Quotes
November 21st, 1950 (November 21 1950)BirthStephen Geyer, American film & television songwriter
November 21st, 1950 (November 21 1950)BirthAlberto Juantorena, Cuban athlete
November 21st, 1948 (November 21 1948)BirthGeorge Zimmer, American entrepreneur
November 21st, 1948 (November 21 1948)BirthAlphonse Mouzon, American jazzist
November 21st, 1946 (November 21 1946)BirthJacky Lafon, Belgian actress
November 21st, 1945 (November 21 1945)BirthGoldie Hawn, American actress
November 21st, 1945 (November 21 1945)DeathRobert Benchley, American writer and actor (born in 1889)Robert Ley Quotes
November 21st, 1944 (November 21 1944)BirthRichard Durbin, American politicianRichard Durbin Quotes
November 21st, 1944 (November 21 1944)BirthEarl Monroe, American basketball player
November 21st, 1944 (November 21 1944)BirthHarold Ramis, American actor/director
November 21st, 1943 (November 21 1943)BirthPhil Bredesen, American politician
November 21st, 1943 (November 21 1943)BirthLarry Mahan, American rodeo cowboy
November 21st, 1943 (November 21 1943)BirthViktor Sidjak, Russian fencer
November 21st, 1943 (November 21 1943)BirthJacques Laffite, French former racing driver
November 21st, 1942 (November 21 1942)EventThe 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 21st, 1942 (November 21 1942)BirthAfa Anoa i, Samoan/American wrestler
November 21st, 1942 (November 21 1942)BirthHeidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul, German politician
November 21st, 1942 (November 21 1942)DeathLeopold Graf Berchtold, Austro-Hungarian foreign minister (born in 1863)
November 21st, 1941 (November 21 1941)BirthIdil Biret, Turkish pianist
November 21st, 1941 (November 21 1941)BirthJuliet Mills, British actress
November 21st, 1941 (November 21 1941)DeathHenrietta Vinton Davis American elocutionist, dramatist, impersonator, public speaker (born in 1860)
November 21st, 1940 (November 21 1940)BirthDr. John, American musician
November 21st, 1940 (November 21 1940)BirthRichard Marcinko, American author
November 21st, 1939 (November 21 1939)BirthBudd Dwyer, American politician (died in 1987)
November 21st, 1939 (November 21 1939)BirthMulayam Singh Yadav, Indian politician
November 21st, 1937 (November 21 1937)BirthMarlo Thomas, American actress
November 21st, 1936 (November 21 1936)BirthVictor Chang, Australian physician (died in 1986)
November 21st, 1935 (November 21 1935)BirthFairuz, Lebanese singer
November 21st, 1933 (November 21 1933)BirthJoseph Campanella, American actor
November 21st, 1931 (November 21 1931)BirthRevaz Dogonadze, Georgian scientist (died in 1985)
November 21st, 1931 (November 21 1931)BirthMalcolm Williamson, Australian composer (died in 2003)
November 21st, 1929 (November 21 1929)BirthLaurier LaPierre, Canadian journalist, broadcaster and senator
November 21st, 1929 (November 21 1929)BirthMarilyn French, American feminist writer
November 21st, 1927 (November 21 1927)EventColumbine Mine Massacre: Striking coal miners were allegedly attacked with machine guns by a detachment of state police dressed in civilian clothes.
November 21st, 1927 (November 21 1927)BirthGeorgia Frontiere, co-owner of the St. Louis Rams (died in 2008)
November 21st, 1924 (November 21 1924)BirthChristopher Tolkien, British author
November 21st, 1924 (November 21 1924)DeathFlorence Harding, American First Lady (born in 1860)
November 21st, 1922 (November 21 1922)EventRebecca Latimer Felton of Georgia takes the oath of office, becoming the first female United States Senator.
November 21st, 1922 (November 21 1922)BirthMaria Casares, Spanish-born actress (died in 1996)
November 21st, 1922 (November 21 1922)BirthAbe Lemons, American basketball coach
November 21st, 1922 (November 21 1922)DeathRicardo Flores Magon, Mexican anarchist (born in 1874).
November 21st, 1921 (November 21 1921)BirthJoonas Kokkonen, Finnish composer (died in 1996)
November 21st, 1920 (November 21 1920)EventBloody Sunday during the Anglo-Irish War.
November 21st, 1920 (November 21 1920)BirthRalph Meeker, American actor (died in 1988)
November 21st, 1920 (November 21 1920)BirthStan Musial, American baseball player
November 21st, 1919 (November 21 1919)BirthSteve Brodie, American actor (died in 1992)
November 21st, 1916 (November 21 1916)EventHMHS Britannic sinks in the Aegean Sea after a mine explodes, killing 30 people.
November 21st, 1916 (November 21 1916)BirthSid Luckman, American football player (died in 1998)
November 21st, 1916 (November 21 1916)DeathEmperor Franz Josef I of Austria (born in 1830)
November 21st, 1913 (November 21 1913)BirthRoy Boulting, British film director (died in 2001)
November 21st, 1912 (November 21 1912)BirthEleanor Powell, American actress and dancer (died in 1983)
November 21st, 1908 (November 21 1908)BirthElizabeth George Speare, American author (died in 1994)
November 21st, 1905 (November 21 1905)EventAlbert 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 mass-energy equivalence formula E = mc?.Albert Einstein Quotes
November 21st, 1904 (November 21 1904)BirthColeman Hawkins, American musician (died in 1969)
November 21st, 1902 (November 21 1902)BirthFoster Hewitt, Canadian radio pioneer (died in 1985)
November 21st, 1899 (November 21 1899)BirthJobyna Ralston, American actress (died in 1967)
November 21st, 1899 (November 21 1899)DeathGarret Hobart, Vice President of the United States (born in 1844)
November 21st, 1898 (November 21 1898)BirthRene Magritte, Belgian painter (died in 1967)
November 21st, 1897 (November 21 1897)BirthMollie Steimer anarchist agitator (died in 1980)
November 21st, 1894 (November 21 1894)EventPort Arthur massacre: Port Arthur, Manchuria falls to the Japanese, a decisive victory of the First Sino-Japanese War.
November 21st, 1886 (November 21 1886)BirthHarold Nicolson, British diplomat (died in 1968)
November 21st, 1881 (November 21 1881)DeathAmi Boue, Austrian geologist (born in 1794)
November 21st, 1878 (November 21 1878)BirthGustav Radbruch, German law professor (died in 1949)
November 21st, 1877 (November 21 1877)EventThomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record and play sound.
November 21st, 1870 (November 21 1870)BirthJoe Darling, Australian cricketer (died in 1946)
November 21st, 1870 (November 21 1870)BirthSigfrid Edstrom, Swedish sports official (died in 1964)
November 21st, 1861 (November 21 1861)EventAmerican Civil War: Confederate President Jefferson Davis appoints Judah Benjamin secretary of war.
November 21st, 1860 (November 21 1860)BirthTom Horn, American gunman (died in 1903)
November 21st, 1854 (November 21 1854)BirthPope Benedict XV (died in 1922)
November 21st, 1852 (November 21 1852)BirthFrancisco Tarrega, father of modern classical guitar (died in 1909)
November 21st, 1844 (November 21 1844)DeathIvan Krylov, Russian fabulist (born in 1769)
November 21st, 1840 (November 21 1840)BirthVictoria, Princess Royal of Great Britain and German Empress (died in 1901)
November 21st, 1835 (November 21 1835)BirthHetty Green, American businesswoman (died in 1916)
November 21st, 1811 (November 21 1811)BirthZeng Guofan, Chinese military (died in 1872)
November 21st, 1811 (November 21 1811)DeathHeinrich von Kleist, German writer (born in 1777)
November 21st, 1791 (November 21 1791)EventColonel Napoleon Bonaparte is promoted to full general and appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Armies of the French Republic.Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes
November 21st, 1789 (November 21 1789)EventNorth Carolina ratifies the United States Constitution and is admitted as the 12th U.S. state.
November 21st, 1787 (November 21 1787)BirthSamuel Cunard, Canadian-born shipping magnate (died in 1865)
November 21st, 1783 (November 21 1783)EventIn Paris, Jean-Francois Pilatre de Rozier and Francois Laurent, Marquis d Arlandes, make the first untethered hot air balloon flight.
November 21st, 1775 (November 21 1775)DeathJohn Hill, British writer
November 21st, 1768 (November 21 1768)BirthFriedrich Daniel Ernst Schleiermacher, German theologian (died in 1834)
November 21st, 1761 (November 21 1761)BirthDorothy Jordan, British actress (died in 1816)
November 21st, 1744 (November 21 1744)BirthAbigail Adams, first lady of the second president of the u.s (died in 1818)
November 21st, 1730 (November 21 1730)DeathFrancois de Troy, French portrait artist
November 21st, 1695 (November 21 1695)DeathHenry Purcell, English composer
November 21st, 1694 (November 21 1694)BirthVoltaire, French philosopher (died in 1778) Voltaire Quotes
November 21st, 1692 (November 21 1692)BirthCarlo Innocenzio Maria Frugoni, Italian poet (died in 1768)
November 21st, 1652 (November 21 1652)DeathJan Brozek, Polish mathematician, physician, and astronomer (born in 1585)
November 21st, 1620 (November 21 1620)EventPlymouth Colony settlers sign the Mayflower Compact (November 11, O.S.).
November 21st, 1579 (November 21 1579)DeathThomas Gresham, English merchant and financier
November 21st, 1567 (November 21 1567)BirthAnne de Xainctonge, French saint (died in 1621)
November 21st, 1566 (November 21 1566)DeathAnnibale Caro, Italian poet (born in 1507)
November 21st, 1555 (November 21 1555)DeathGeorg Agricola, German scientist (born in 1490)
November 21st, 1495 (November 21 1495)BirthJohn Bale, English churchman (died in 1563)
November 21st, 1361 (November 21 1361)DeathPhilip I, Duke of Burgundy (plague) (born in 1346)
November 21st, 1272 (November 21 1272)EventFollowing Henry III of England s death on November 16, his son Prince Edward becomes King of England.
November 21st, 0496 (November 21 0496)DeathPope Gelasius I
November 21st, 0164 (November 21 0164)EventJudas Maccabaeus, son of Mattathias of the Hasmonean family, restores the Temple in Jerusalem. Events commemorated each year by the festival of Hanukkah.

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