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Daily Calendar for Tuesday, November 21, 2023

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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