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Daily Calendar for Sunday, November 21, 2021

Born

  • Voltaire (writer)
  • William Beaumont (surgeon)
  • Sir Samuel Cunard (merchant and shipowner who founded the first regular Atlantic steamship line)
  • Rene Francois-Ghislain Magritte (painter)
  • Stan Musial (baseball player)
  • Marlo Thomas (actress)
  • Goldie Hawn (actress)
  • Lorna Luft (actress & singer)
  • Nicolette Sheridan (actress)
  • Reggie Lewis (basketball player)
  • Troy Aikman (football player)
  • Ken Griffey, Jr. (baseball player)
  • Jena Malone (actress)

Died

  • Henry Purcell (composer)
  • Florence Kling Harding (U.S. First Lady)
  • Robert Benchley (humorist)
  • Bill Bixby (actor & director)
  • Quentin Crisp (writer)
  • Deborah Raffin (actress and audiobook publisher)
  • David Cassidy (singer and actor)

Events

  • 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
  • North Carolina became the 12th state
  • HMHS Britannic sank
  • William C. Bullitt became the first U.S. ambassador to the U.S.S.R.
  • Tweety Bird debuted
  • President Harry Truman became the second U.S. president to ride underwater in a submarine. (Theodore Roosevelt was the first.)
  • HMCS Labrador achieved the first circumnavigation of North America in a single voyage
  • Verrazano-Narrows Bridge between Brooklyn and Staten Island, the the world’s longest suspension bridge, formally opened
  • 3.8 earthquake near Northglenn, Colorado
  • Deadly fire at MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • After a summer of asking, Who shot J.R.?, viewers tuned in to see J.R.’s mistress, Kristin Shepard, holding the smoking gun
  • Jonathan Jay Pollard arrested for spying

Weather

  • The Long Storm dropped 12 inches of snow on New York City
  • Snowflakes fell on Orlando, Florida

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