Daily Calendar for November 21st, 2019

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  • 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 12th 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)

1930s

  • 1933: William C. Bullitt became the first U.S. ambassador to the U.S.S.R.

  • Born 1937: Marlo Thomas (actress)

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

  • 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

  • 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)

  • Died 2017: David Cassidy (singer and actor)

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