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Calendar for November 21st, 2013

Every Year

  • World Television Day

  • 1620s

  • 1620: The Mayflower Compact, a preliminary plan of government for the Pilgrims, was signed in the cabin of the Mayflower near what is now Provincetown, Massachusetts

  • 1690s

  • Born 1694: Voltaire (writer)

  • Died 1695: Henry Purcell (composer)

  • 1780s

  • Born 1785: William Beaumont (surgeon)

  • Born 1787: Sir Samuel Cunard (merchant and shipowner who founded the first regular Atlantic steamship line)

  • 1789: North Carolina became the 21st state

  • 1890s

  • Born 1898: Rene Francois-Ghislain Magritte (painter)

  • 1910s

  • 1916: HMHS Britannic sank

  • 1920s

  • Born 1920: Stan Musial (baseball player)

  • Died 1924: Florence Kling Harding (U.S. First Lady)

  • 1940s

  • 1942: "Tweety Bird" debuted

  • Born 1945: Goldie Hawn (actress)

  • Died 1945: Robert Benchley (humorist)

  • 1946: President Harry Truman became the first U.S. president to ride underwater in a submarine

  • 1950s

  • Born 1952: Lorna Luft (actress & singer)

  • 1954: HMCS Labrador achieved the first circumnavigation of North America in a single voyage

  • 1960s

  • Born 1963: Nicolette Sheridan (actress)

  • 1964: Verrazano-Narrows Bridge between Brooklyn and Staten Island, the the world's longest suspension bridge, formally opened

  • Born 1965: Reggie Lewis (basketball player)

  • 1965: 3.8 earthquake near Northglenn, Colorado

  • Born 1966: Troy Aikman (football player)

  • Born 1969: Ken Griffey, Jr. (baseball player)

  • 1980s

  • 1980: After a summer of asking, "Who shot J.R.?," viewers tuned in to see J.R.'s mistress, Kristin Shepard, holding the smoking gun

  • 1980: Deadly fire at MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Born 1984: Jena Malone (actress)

  • 1985: Jonathan Jay Pollard arrested for spying

  • 1990s

  • Died 1993: Bill Bixby (actor & director)

  • Died 1999: Quentin Crisp (writer)

  • 2010s

  • Died 2012: Deborah Raffin (actress and audiobook publisher)


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