Historical Events on 21st November

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164 BC - Judas Maccabaeus, son of Mattathias of the Hasmonean family, restores the Temple in Jerusalem. This event is commemorated each year by the festival of Hanukkah.
235 - St Anterus begins his reign as Catholic Pope
695 - Pope Sergius names Willibrord as Archbishop Clemens of Friezen
1272 - Following Henry III of England's death on November 16, his son Prince Edward becomes King of England.
1317 - Frederik of Sierck/Zyrick becomes bishop of Utrecht
1620 - Pilgrim Fathers reach America: Provincetown Harbor, Mass
1620 - Mayflower Compact signed by Pilgrims in Cape Cod, [O.S. Nov 11]
1654 - Richard Johnson, a free black, granted 550 acres in Virginia
1696 - J Vanbrughe's "Relapse or Virtue in Danger" premieres in London
1729 - Netherlands signs Treaty of Seville
1759 - Battle at Maxen: Prussian army surrenders to Austrians
1783 - Pilstre de Rozier & Marquis d'Arlandes make 1st free balloon flight
1787 - Andrew Jackson admitted to the bar
1789 - North Carolina ratifies constitution, becomes 12th US state
French Emperor Napoléon BonaparteFrench Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte 1791 - Colonel Napoléon Bonaparte is promoted to full general and appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Armies of the French Republic.
1794 - Honolulu Harbor discovered
1806 - Decree of Berlin: Emperor Napoleon I bans all trade with England
1813 - Stettin surrenders to allied armies
1818 - Russia's Tsar Alexander I petitions for a Jewish state in Palestine
1824 - First Jewish Reform congregation forms, Charleston, SC
1834 - HMS Beagle anchors at Bay of San Carlos, Chile
1837 - Thomas Morris of Australia skips rope 22,806 times
1847 - Steamer "Phoenix" is lost on Lake Michigan, kills 200
1848 - Alfred de Musset's "Andre del Sarto" premieres in Paris
1848 - Cincinnati Turngemeinde founded
1849 - Friedrich Hebbel's "Der Rubin" premieres in Vienna
1852 - Duke U, founded in 1838 as Union Institute chartered as Normal College
1864 - -22] Battle at Griswoldville, Georgia
1865 - Shaw University forms in Raleigh NC
1871 - Moses F Gale patents a cigar lighter (NYC)
1871 - The first human cannonball, Emilio Onra, is shot
1876 - Skirmish between HM Stanley's expedition & natives
1877 - Tom Edison announces his "talking machine" invention (phonograph) - first machine to play and record sound
1880 - Henry Stanley & Pierre de Brazza quarrel about possession of Congo
1895 - Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Bruce Partington Plans" (BG)
1901 - Richard Strauss' opera "Feuersnot" premieres in Dresden
1902 - 1st night football game, Phila Athletics beats Kanaweola AC, 39-0
1902 - Baseball's Phila Athletics & Phillies form pro football teams, joining Pitts Stars in 1st attempt at a National Football League
1902 - The Canadian government appoints a commission to consider revising, classifying, and consolidating the many public statutes passed over the years
1905 - 1st game ever played in the Australian Tennis Open
1906 - China prohibits opium trade
1914 - Billy Mallett of Hamilton Tigers kicks 9 singles in a game
1914 - British army conquerors Bazra
1916 - HMHS Britannic sinks in the Aegean Sea after a mine explodes, killing 30 people.
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir LeninMarxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin 1917 - Maxim Gorky calls Vladimir Lenin a blind fanatic/unthinking adventurer
1918 - 2 German ammunition trains explode in Hamont Belgium, 1,750 die
1918 - Polish soldiers organize a pogrom against Jews of Galicia Poland
1918 - The German High Seas Fleet of 5 battlecruisers, 9 battleships, 7 cruisers and 49 destroyers surrendered to the British Grand Fleet and were shepherded into the Firth of Forth
1920 - Karel Capék's "Vec Makropulos" premieres in Prague
1920 - Mussolini's squad begins terror, 11 die in Bologna, Italy
1921 - The trial of the accused of the Bulhoek Massacre commences in South Africa
1922 - Rebecca L Felton (Ga) sworn in as first female US Senator
1924 - British premier Baldwin cancels Labour contract with USSR
1925 - Red Grange plays final Univ of Illinois game, signs with Chicago Bears
1933 - 1st US ambassador to USSR, W.C. Bullitt, begins service
1934 - "Uiver" returns from Schiphol in London-Melbourne air race
Baseball Player Joe DiMaggioBaseball Player Joe DiMaggio 1934 - NY Yankees buy Joe DiMaggio from SF Seals (Pacific Coast League)
1935 - First commercial crossing of Pacific by plane (China Clipper)
1935 - Jean Giraudoux' "La Guerre de Troie n'Aura" premieres in Paris
1937 - Dmitri Shostakovitch's 5th Symphony premieres in Lenningrad
1938 - -24] Belgian king Leopold III visits Netherlands
1938 - Nazi forces occupy western Czechoslovakia & declared them German citizens
1940 - Nazi occupiers forbid building schools in Netherlands
1941 - German troops occupy Rostov-on-Don, Southern Russia
1942 - Hitler names fieldmarshal Erich von Manstein commander of the newly-created Army Group Don (Heeresgruppe Don)
1942 - Tweety Bird, aka Tweety Pie, debuts in "Tale of Two Kitties"
1943 - 7 Belgian ministers in London criticise King Leopold III for surrendering to Germany
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 1944 - Personnel & executive staff of Philips demonstrate for more food
1945 - Benjamin Britten's 2nd String quartet in C premieres
1945 - General Motors workers go on strike
1946 - Georgi Dimitrov elected premier of Bulgaria
1946 - Harry Truman becomes 1st US president to travel in a submerged sub
1946 - "Best Years of Our Lives", directed by William Wyler and starring Fredric March and Dana Andrew premieres in New York (Best Picture 1947)
1947 - Bill Longson beats Lou Thesz in St Louis, to win National Wrestling Ass. World Heavyweight title
1949 - Bill Veeck sells Indians for $22 million
1952 - 1st US postage stamp in 2 colors (rotary process) introduced
1952 - Dodgers pitcher Joe Black wins NL Rookie of Year
1953 - WKJG TV channel 33 in Ft Wayne, IN (NBC) begins broadcasting
1953 - Authorities at the British Natural History Museum announce the "Piltdown Man" skull, one of the most famous fossil skulls in the world, is a hoax.
1955 - Argentina asks Panama for return of ex-president Peron
1955 - KTVO TV channel 3 in Ottumwa-Kirksville, IA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1956 - Don Newcombe, wins NL MVP & 1st-ever Cy Young Award
37th US President Richard Nixon37th US President Richard Nixon 1959 - Jack Benny (violin) & Richard Nixon (piano) play their famed duet
1960 - Bob Scheffing signs to manage Tigers after Casey Stengel turns it down
1962 - The Chinese People's Liberation Army declares a unilateral cease-fire in the Sino-Indian War.
1963 - JFK flies to Texas
1964 - "Something More!" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 15 perfs
1964 - "Zizi" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 49 performances
1964 - Pope Paul VI signs 3rd sitting of 2nd Vatican council
1964 - World's longest suspension bridge "Verrazano Narrows" opens (NYC)
1965 - 1st freighter arrives in Ashdod Port Israel
1965 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1966 - Dutch government of Zijlstra forms
1967 - Phillip & Jay Kunz fly a kite a record 28,000 feet
1967 - Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland tells news reporters: "I am absolutely certain that whereas in 1965 the enemy was winning, today he is certainly losing."
35th US President John F. Kennedy35th US President John F. Kennedy 1968 - Cin trades shortstop Leo Cardenas to Twins for pitcher Jim Merritt
1968 - Supremes & The Temptations release "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me"
1969 - KXIX (now KVCT) TV channel 19 in Victoria, TX (ABC) 1st broadcast
1969 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1970 - NY Knicks 1st game against Cleve Cavalier, Knicks win 102-94 at Madison Square Garden
1970 - 17th National Film Awards (India): "Bhuvan Shome" wins the Golden Lotus
1971 - NY Rangers scores a NHL record 8 goals in 1 period
1971 - Richard Baker becomes teacher of SF Zen Center
1971 - Indian troops partly aided by Mukti Bahini (Bengali guerrillas) defeat the Pakistan army in the Battle of Garibpur.
1972 - Red Sox Carlton Fisk wins AL Rookie of Year, Mets Jon Matlack wins NL
1973 - Pete Rose wins NL MVP
1973 - Pres Nixon's attorney, J Fred Buzhardt, reveals presence of 18½ minute gap in a White House tape recording related to Watergate
MLB Player and Manager Pete RoseMLB Player and Manager Pete Rose 1974 - Freedom of Information Act passed by Congress over Pres Ford's veto
1974 - Birmingham pub bombings: 21 civilians killed when bombs explode at two pubs in Birmingham, England (This was the deadliest attack in England during "the Troubles")
1975 - Linda McCartney drug charges in US are dropped
1976 - "Rocky" directed by John G. Avildsen and starring Sylvester Stallone premieres in New York (Best Picture 1977)
1976 - 26th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Cale Yarborough wins
1977 - First flight of Concorde (London to New York)
1977 - Orioles 1st baseman Eddie Murray wins AL Rookie of Year
1978 - Bob Horner of Braves wins NL Rookie of Year Award
1979 - Crowd at Islamabad, Pakistan attack US embassy, 1 dies
1980 - Dallas' "Who Shot JR?" episode (Kristen) gets a 53.3 rating (83 mill) in the US
MLB First Baseman Eddie MurrayMLB First Baseman Eddie Murray 1980 - Fire at MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas kills 84
1980 - Gene Michael named 25th Yank mgr, replacing Dick Howser, who resigns
1980 - John & Yoko pose nude for photographer Allan Tannenbaum
1980 - MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas in fire; 84 die
1981 - 400,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam against cruise missiles
1981 - Olivia Newton-John's "Physical" single goes #1 & stays for 10 weeks
1982 - 32nd NASCAR Sprint Cup: Darrell Waltrip wins
1983 - "Doonesbury" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 104 performances
1986 - Central African Republic adopts constitution
1986 - Suriname army leader Desi Bouterse massacres Moiwana village
1987 - Horse Racing Breeders' Cup Champs: Epitome, Ferdinand, Miesque, Sacahuista, Success Express, Theatrica, Very Subtle at Hollywood
1989 - Law banning smoking on most domestic flights signed by President Bush
1989 - TV cameras permitted in British House of Commons
21st President of France Francois Mitterrand21st President of France Francois Mitterrand 1990 - French President François Mitterrand voices support of a proposed UN resolution that would authorize the use of force in the Persian Gulf
1990 - Michael Milken is sentenced to 10 years for security law violations
1991 - Poetess Maria Elene Cruz Varela arrested in Cuba
1992 - Jan Karlsson swims world record 50m butterfly (23.80 sec)
1992 - Jani Sievinen swims world record 100m medley (53.78 sec)
1992 - Louise Karlsson swims world record 50m freestyle (31.19 sec)
1992 - Oregon Sen Bob Packwood issues apology for unwelcome sexual advances
1992 - Sam's Town Bowling Invitational won by Tish Johnson
1993 - "Cinderella" closes at New York State Theater NYC after 14 perfs
1993 - "Cyrano - The Musical" opens at Neil Simon Theater NYC for 137 perfs
1993 - Neo-fascists MSI win 36% of municipal elections in Rome
1994 - 1st-class cricket debut of Andrew Symonds (Queensland v NSW, SCG)
1995 - Dow Jones closes above 5,000 for 1st time
Playwright and screenwriter Neil SimonPlaywright and screenwriter Neil Simon 1995 - Israel grants jailed US spy Jonathan Pollard citizenship
1995 - New double Beatle CD released with new song "Free as a Bird"
1996 - "Rehearsal" opens at Criterion Theater NYC
1996 - A propane explosion at the Humberto Vidal shoe store and office building in San Juan, Puerto Rico kills 33.
1998 - 63rd Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 31-17 in Birmingham
1999 - Elian Gonzalez, Cuban boy at the center of a heated 2000 controversy involving the governments of Cuba and the United States, departs from Cuba with his mother
1999 - 51st NASCAR Sprint Cup: Dale Jarrett wins
2002 - NATO invites Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia to become members.
2004 - The second round of the Ukrainian presidential election is held, unleashing massive protests and controversy over the election's integrity.
2004 - The island of Dominica is hit by the most destructive earthquake in its history. The northern half of the island receives the most damage, especially the town of Portsmouth. It is also felt in neighboring Guadeloupe, where one person is killed as a result.
2004 - The Paris Club agrees to write off 80% (up to $100 billion) of Iraq's external debt.
2004 - 92nd CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats BC Lions, 27-19
2004 - 56th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Kurt Busch wins
2006 - Anti-Syrian Lebanese Minister and MP Pierre Gemayel is assassinated in suburban Beirut.
Singer Kelly ClarksonSinger Kelly Clarkson 2006 - 33rd American Music Awards: Kelly Clarkson, Sean Paul & Rascal Flatts win
2010 - 37th American Music Awards: Lady Gaga & Justin Bieber win
2012 - An Israel and Hamas ceasefire is negotiated
2012 - Chelsea Manager Roberto Di Matteo is sacked and replaced by Rafael Ben
2013 - 31 people are killed by a truck bomb in northeaster Iraq
2013 - The Alabama parole board grants posthumous pardons to three members of the Scottsboro boys
2013 - 54 people are killed after the roof of a supermarket collapses in Riga, Latvia

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