On This Day in History for November 21 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 119 of 119

  • 1990 Michael Milken is sentenced to 10 years for security law violations

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1990 French President Fran├žois Mitterrand voices support of a proposed UN resolution that would authorize the use of force in the Persian Gulf

21st President of France Francois Mitterrand
21st President of France
Francois Mitterrand
  • 1991 Poetess Maria Elene Cruz Varela arrested in Cuba
  • 1992 Oregon Sen Bob Packwood issues apology for unwelcome sexual advances
  • 1992 Sam's Town Bowling Invitational won by Tish Johnson for the second time
  • 1993 Neo-fascists MSI win 36% of municipal elections in Rome
  • 1995 Dow Jones closes above 5,000 for 1st time
  • 1995 Israel grants jailed US spy Jonathan Pollard citizenship
  • 1996 A propane explosion at the Humberto Vidal shoe store and office building in San Juan, Puerto Rico kills 33.
  • 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
  • 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 Island of Dominica hit by the most destructive earthquake in its history. Damage concentrated in the north and town of of Portsmouth. Also felt in neighboring Guadeloupe, where one person is killed.
  • 2004 The Paris Club agrees to write off 80% (up to $100 billion) of Iraq's external debt.
  • 2006 Anti-Syrian Lebanese Minister and MP Pierre Gemayel is assassinated in suburban Beirut.
  • 2012 An Israel and Hamas ceasefire is negotiated
  • 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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