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Fun and historical facts for November 21st

Jim Clerkin
November 21, 2017 - 9:20 am
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NOVEMBER 21

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL STUFFING DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL RED MITTEN DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • VOLTAIRE (1694-1778)
  • HETTY GREEN (THE WITCH OF WALL STREET) (1834-1915)

  • STAN MUSIAL (1920-2013)
  • MARLO THOMAS (1937, 80)
  • DR. JOHN (1940, 77)
  • TWEETY BIRD (1942, 75)

  • HAROLD RAMIS (1944-2014)
  • DICK DURBIN (1944, 73)
  • GOLDIE HAWN (1945, 72)

  • LORNA LUFT (1952, 65)
  • TINA BROWN (1953, 64)
  • BJORK (1965, 52)

  • TROY AIKMAN (1966, 51)
  • KEN GRIFFEY JR (1969, 48)

  • MICHAEL STRAHAN (1971, 46)
  • CARLY RAE JEPSEN (1985, 32)

 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1620, THE MAYFLOWER LANDS ON CAPE COD AND THE MAYFLOWER COMPACT IS SIGNED
  • IN 1787, ANDREW JACKSON IS ADMITTED TO THE US BAR
  • IN 1789, NORTH CAROLINA IS THE 12TH STATE TO RAFITY THE CONSTITUTION
  • IN 1791, NAPOLEON BONAPARTE IS PROMOTED TO COMMANDER IN CHIEF OF THE ARMY OF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC
  • IN 1877, THOMAS EDISON ANNOUNCES THE INVENTION OF THE PHONOGRAPH
  • IN 1905, THE FIRST AUSTRALIAN OPEN BEGINS IN TENNIS
  • IN 1922, REBECCA LATIMER FELTON OF GEORGIA , THE FIRST FEMALE US SENATOR, IS SEATED
  • IN 1931, “FRANKENSTEIN” DEBUTS IN THEATRES

  • IN 1934, JOE DIMAGGIO IS SOLD TO THE NEW YORK YANKEES
  • IN 1938, GERMANY OCCUPIES CZECHOSLOVAKIA
  • IN 1942, TWEETY BIRD DEBUTS IN THE CARTOON “TALE OF TWO KITTIES”

  • IN 1945, GENERAL MOTORS WORKERS GO ON STRIKE
  • IN 1946, WILLIAM WYLER’S “THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES” IS RELEASED
  • IN 1955, AFTER ELVIS PRESLEY SIGNS WITH RCA FOR $40,000 A COLOMBIA RECORDS EXECUTIVE IS QUOTED AS SAYING “NO SINGER IS WORTH THAT MUCH”
  • IN 1959, JACK BENNY AND RICHARD NIXON PLAY A DUET ON VIOLIN AND PIANO

  • IN 1961, MISSISSIPPI’S BUS SEGREGATION LAWS ARE DEEMED UNCONSTITUTIONAL
  • IN 1963, PRESIDENT KENNEDY FLIES TO TEXAS IN WHAT WILL BE HIS FINAL TRIP
  • IN 1967, GENERAL WILLIAM WESTMORELAND TELLS NEWS REPORTERS THAT THE TIDE OF THE VIETNAM WAR HAS TURNED AND THE US IS NOW WINNING
  • IN 1968, THE SUPREMES AND THE TEMPTATIONS DUET ON “I’M GONNA MAKE YOU LOVE ME”

  • IN 1970, A MILITARY COUP LEADS TO HAFEZ AL-ASSAD BECOMING LEADER OF SYRIA
  • IN 1972, RED SOX CARLTON FISK WINS THE AMERICAN LEAGUE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
  • IN 1973, PRESIDENT NIXON’S ATTORNEY REVEALS THAT THERE IS AN 18 ½ MINUTE GAP IN A WHITE HOUSE TAPE IN RELATION TO WATERGATE
  • IN 1974, CONGRESS PASSES THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT. PRESIDENT FORD UNSUCCESSFULLY TRIES TO VETO IT.
  • IN 1974, BOMBS EXPLODING IN TWO PUBS IN BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND KILL 21
  • IN 1976, SYLVESTER STALLONE’S “ROCKY” PREMIERES IN NEW YORK CITY

  • IN 1980, THE “WHO SHOT JR?” EPISODE OF “DALLAS” IS SEEN BY 83 MILLION PEOPLE

  • IN 1980, 84 PEOPLE DIE IN A FIRE AT THE MGM GRAND HOTEL IN LAS VEGAS
  • IN 1980, JOHN LENNON AND YOKO ONO POSE NUDE FOR ALLAN TANNENBAUM
  • IN 1981, OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN GOES TO #1 ON THE CHART WITH “PHYSICAL”

  • IN 1987, DEMI MOORE AND BRUCE WILLIS MARRY IN LAS VEGAS
  • IN 1989, PRESIDENT BUSH SIGNS A LAW BANNING SMOKING ON AIRPLANES
  • IN 1992, SENATOR BOB PACKWOOD FORMALLY APOLOGIZES FOR ALLEGATIONS OF UNWANTED SEXUAL ADVANCES
  • IN 1995, THE BEATLES RELEASE A DOUBLE ALBUM WITH NEW SONG “FREE AS A BIRD”

  • IN 1999, ELIAN GONZALEZ AND HIS MOTHER LEAVE CUBA FOR FLORIDA
  • IN 2002, SEVEN EASTERN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES ARE INVITED TO JOIN NATO
  • IN 2013, PHARRELL WILLIAMS RELEASES “HAPPY”

  • IN 2015, MODERN FAMILY’S SOFIA VERGARA WEDS TRUE BLOOD’S JOE MANGANIELLO

 

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