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Events and People Who Made History on November 21

3rd Century

235 - St. Anterus begins his reign as Catholic Pope

5th Century

496 - St. Gelasius I ends his reign as Catholic Pope

7th Century

695 - Pope Sergius names Willibrord as archbishop Clemens of Friezen

14th Century

1317 - Frederik of Sierck/Zyrick becomes bishop of Utrecht

15th Century

1492 - Pinta under Martin A Pinzon separates from Columbus' fleet

17th Century

1620 - Mayflower Compact signed by Pilgrims in Cape Cod
1620 - Pilgrim Fathers reach America: Provincetown Harbor, Mass
1654 - Richard Johnson, a free black, granted 550 acres in Virginia
1696 - J Vanbrughes "Relapse or Virtue in Danger," premieres in London

18th Century

1729 - Netherlands signs Treaty of Seville
1759 - Battle at Maxen: Prussian army surrenders to Austrians
1783 - Pilatre de Rozier and Marquis d'Arlandes make 1st free balloon flight
1787 - Andrew Jackson admitted to bar
1789 - North Carolina ratifies constitution, becomes 12th U.S. state
1794 - Honolulu Harbor discovered

19th Century

1806 - Decree of Berlin: Emperor Napoleon I bans all trade with England
1813 - Stettin surrenders to allied armies
1818 - Russia's Czar Alexander I petitions for a Jewish state in Palestine
1824 - 1st 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
1865 - Shaw University forms in Raleigh NC
1871 - Moses F Gale patents a cigar lighter (New York City)
1871 - The 1st human cannonball, Emilio Onra, is shot
1876 - Skirmish between HM Stanley's expedition and natives
1877 - Tom Edison announces his "talking machine" invention (phonograph)
1880 - Henry Stanley and Pierre de Brazza quarrel about possession of Congo
1895 - Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Bruce Partington Plans"

20th Century

1901 - Richard Strauss' opera "Feuersnot," premieres in Dresden
1902 - 1st night football game, Philadelphia Athletics beats Kanaweola AC, 39-0
1902 - Baseball's Philadelphia Athletics and Phillies form pro football teams, joining Pitts Stars in 1st attempt at a National Football League
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
1917 - M Gorki calls 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
1920 - Karel Capek's "Vec Makropulos," premieres in Prague
1920 - Mussolini's squad begins terror, 11 die in Bologna Italy
1922 - Rebecca L. Felton sworn in as 1st female U.S. Senator
1924 - British premier Baldwin cancels Labor contract with U.S.S.R.
1925 - Red Grange plays final University of Illinois game, signs with Chicago Bears
1933 - 1st U.S. ambassador to U.S.S.R., W.C. Bullitt, begins service
1934 - New York Yankees buy Joe DiMaggio from San Francisco Seals (Pacific Coast League)
1934 - "Uiver" returns from Schiphol in London-Melbourne air race
1935 - 1st commercial crossing of Pacific by plane (China Clipper)
1935 - Jean Giraudoux' "La Guerre de Troie n'Aura," premieres in Paris
1937 - Dmitri Shostakovich's 5th Symphony premieres in Lenningrad
1938 - Belgian king Leopold III visits Netherlands
1938 - Nazi forces occupy western Czechoslovakia and declared them German citizens
1940 - Nazi occupiers forbid building schools in Netherlands
1942 - Tweety Bird, aka Tweety Pie, debuts in "Tale of Two Kitties"
1943 - 7 Belgian ministers in London sentence King Leopold III
1944 - Personnel and 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 U.S. president to travel in a submerged sub
1947 - Bill Longson beats Lou Thesz in St. Louis, to become wrestling champ
1949 - Bill Veeck sells Indians for $22 million
1952 - 1st U.S. postage stamp in 2 colors (rotary process) introduced
1952 - Dodgers pitcher Joe Black wins NL Rookie of Year
1953 - "Pitdown Man," discovered in 1912 proved to be a hoax
1953 - WKJG TV channel 33 in Ft. Wayne, IN (NBC) begins broadcasting
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 and 1st-ever Cy Young Award
1959 - Jack Benny (violin) and Richard Nixon (piano) play their famed duet
1960 - Bob Scheffing signs to manage Tigers after Casey Stengel turns it down
1963 - John F. Kennedy flies to Texas
1964 - Pope Paul VI signs 3rd sitting of 2nd Vatican council
1964 - "Something More!" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater New York City after 15 performances
1964 - World's longest suspension bridge "Verrazano Narrows" opens (New York City)
1964 - "Zizi" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 49 performances
1965 - 1st freighter arrives in Ashdod Port Israel
1965 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1966 - Dutch government of Zijlstra forms
1967 - Phillip and Jay Kunz fly a kite a record 28,000 feet
1968 - Cincinnati trades shortstop Leo Cardenas to Twins for pitcher Jim Merritt
1968 - Supremes and Temptations release "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me"
1968 - Yoko Ono suffers a miscarriage
1969 - KXIX (now KVCT) TV channel 19 in Victoria, Texas (ABC) 1st broadcast
1969 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1970 - New York Knicks 1st game against Cleveland Cavalier, Knicks win 102-94 at MSG
1971 - New York Rangers scores a NHL record 8 goals in 1 period
1971 - Richard Baker becomes teacher of San Francisco Zen Center
1972 - Red Sox Carlton Fisk wins AL Rookie of Year, Mets Jon Matlack wins NL
1973 - Pete Rose wins NL MVP
1973 - President Nixon's attorney, J Fred Buzhardt, reveals presence of 18 minute gap in a White House tape recording related to Watergate
1974 - Freedom of Information Act passed by Congress over President Ford's veto
1975 - Linda McCartney drug charges in U.S. are dropped
1977 - 1st 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 U.S. embassy, 1 dies
1980 - Dallas' "Who Shot JR?" episode (Kristen) gets a 53.3 rating (83 mill)
1980 - Fire at MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas kills 84
1980 - Gene Michael named 25th Yank mgr, replacing Dick Howser, who resigns
1980 - It is revealed Kristen shot J.R. Ewing on "Dallas"
1980 - John and 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 and stays for 10 weeks
1983 - "Doonesbury" opens at Biltmore Theater New York City for 104 performances
1983 - New York Ranger Ron Greschner marries model Carol Alt
1986 - Central African Republic adopts constitution
1986 - Suriname army leader Desi Bouterse massacres Moiwana village
1987 - Actress Demi Moore marries actor Bruce Willis
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
1990 - Michael Milken is sentenced to 10 years for security law violations
1991 - Poet 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 - Sam's Town Bowling Invitational won by Tish Johnson
1993 - "Cinderella" closes at New York State Theater New York City after 14 performances
1993 - "Cyrano - The Musical" opens at Neil Simon Theater New York City for 137 performances
1993 - Neo-fascists MSI win 36% of municipal elections in Rome
1994 - 1st-class cricket debut of Andrew Symonds (Queensland vs. NSW, SCG)
1995 - Dow Jones closes above 5,000 for 1st time
1995 - Israel grants jailed U.S. spy Jason Pollard, citizenship
1995 - New double Beatle CD released with new song "Free as a Bird"
1996 - "Rehearsal" opens at Criterion Theater New York City

21st Century

2004 - Ukraine re-elects Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovich. but the election results were thrown out after large protests about the way the election was conducted


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