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Daily Calendar for Saturday, November 20, 2021

Born

  • Oliver Wolcott (politician) –
  • Norman Thomas (social reformer) –
  • Edwin Powell Hubble (astronomer) –
  • Alistair Cooke (journalist) –
  • Gene Tierney (actress) –
  • Maya Plisetskaya (Russian ballerina) –
  • Robert F. Kennedy (politician) –
  • Dick Smothers (comedian) –
  • Joe Biden (46th U.S. president) –
  • Veronica Hamel (actress) –
  • Joe Walsh (musician) –
  • Sean Young (actress) –
  • Ming-Na (actress) –
  • Joel McHale (actor) –
  • J. D. Drew (baseball player) –
  • Dominique Dawes (gymnast) –

Died

  • Harriot Stanton Blatch (U.S. suffragette) –
  • John McEwen (18th Prime Minister of Australia) –
  • Robert Altman (director) –

Events

  • The final ride of the Pony Express completed–
  • J. Haven & C. Hettrich patented a whirligig (yo-yo)–
  • William Bundy received patent for employees’ time recorder–
  • Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, incorporated as a city–
  • Fire wiped out most of business district in Oceana, West Virginia–
  • Photos required for U.S. passports–
  • Tucson Municipal Flying Field in Arizona became the first municipal airport in the United States–
  • First nighttime photograph taken from an airplane occurred over Rochester, NY–
  • The Alcan Highway was dedicated at Soldier’s Summit in the Yukon Territory–
  • Nuremberg Trials begin in Germany, an international military tribunal, trying Nazi offenders for crimes against peace, humanity and the laws of war.–
  • Princess Elizabeth (later to be known as Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II) married Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten–
  • The musical, Cabaret, premiered at the Broadhurst Theatre in New York–
  • The United States Department of Justice headquarters building dedicated as the Robert F. Kennedy Justice Building–
  • The Wizard of Oz Munchkins received a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame–
  • A 2.4-magnitude earthquake shook Portsmouth, New Hampshire–
  • Green Giant set a new Guinness World Record for largest green bean casserole. The concoction weighed 1,009 pounds! The dish was then served to people in need in the New York area through Citymeals on Wheels.–

Weather

  • Tornadoes in Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee caused extensive damage and killed 73 people–
  • Eighteen inches of snow at Paradise, Michigan–

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