November 21 Events in History - November 21 Birthdays - November 21 Deaths
2014 A U.S. House Intelligence Committee investigation into the 2012 attack on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, agrees with the Obama administration that U.S. response to the attack was appropriate; miscommunication caused critics to suspect a coverup
2014 Snow storms are ending in the Buffalo, New York region, leaving behind up to 7 feet of snow and placing the region at risk for floods as temperatures rise over the next few days; the storms resulted in 13 deaths and hundreds of stranded motorists
2013 A report from Japan's Coast Guard and earthquake experts claims that a new islet has been created; a volcanic eruption raised the new island, which is located off the coast of Nishinoshima - a small, uninhabited island in the Ogasawara chain, far south of Tokyo
2013 The roof of a Maxima superstore collapses in Latvia's capital, Riga; a least six are killed and 35 injured
2012 In Oklahoma, airport workers discover a painted golden object with a hole in the bottom in the luggage of musician Wayne Coyne; they mistake the object for a live grenade and shut down the Will Rogers World Airport
2012 For the second time in four months, New Zealand's Mount Tongariro volano erupts; the volcano is located on the country's North Island
2011 In Cambodia, the three most senior surviving members of the Khmer Rouge regime are charged with genocide and crimes against humanity
2011 More sanctions are imposed against Iran's nuclear program by the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom
2010 President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad rejects Iran's successful family planning program and urges young Iranian girls to marry at age 16
2010 Jimmy Johnson becomes the first driver ever to win five straight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships
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
1996 "Rehearsal" opens at Criterion Theater New York City
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"
1994 1st-class cricket debut of Andrew Symonds (Queensland vs. NSW, SCG)
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
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
1991 Poet Maria Elene Cruz Varela arrested in Cuba
1990 Michael Milken is sentenced to 10 years for security law violations
1989 Law banning smoking on most domestic flights signed by President Bush
1989 TV cameras permitted in British House of Commons
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
1986 Central African Republic adopts constitution
1986 Suriname army leader Desi Bouterse massacres Moiwana village
1983 "Doonesbury" opens at Biltmore Theater New York City for 104 performances
1983 New York Ranger Ron Greschner marries model Carol Alt
1981 400,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam against cruise missiles
1981 Olivia Newton-John's "Physical," single goes #1 and stays for 10 weeks
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
1979 Crowd at Islamabad, Pakistan attack U.S. embassy, 1 dies
1978 Bob Horner of Braves wins NL Rookie of Year Award
1977 1st flight of Concorde, London to New York
1977 Orioles 1st baseman Eddie Murray wins AL Rookie of Year
1975 Linda McCartney drug charges in U.S. are dropped
1974 Freedom of Information Act passed by Congress over President Ford's veto
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
1972 Red Sox Carlton Fisk wins AL Rookie of Year, Mets Jon Matlack wins NL
1971 New York Rangers scores a NHL record 8 goals in 1 period
1971 Richard Baker becomes teacher of San Francisco Zen Center
1970 New York Knicks 1st game against Cleveland Cavalier, Knicks win 102-94 at MSG
1969 KXIX (now KVCT) TV channel 19 in Victoria, Texas (ABC) 1st broadcast
1969 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
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
1967 Phillip and Jay Kunz fly a kite a record 28,000 feet
1966 Dutch government of Zijlstra forms
1965 1st freighter arrives in Ashdod Port Israel
1965 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1964 "Something More!" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater New York City after 15 performances
1964 "Zizi" opens at Broadway Theater New York City for 49 performances
1964 Pope Paul VI signs 3rd sitting of 2nd Vatican council
1964 World's longest suspension bridge "Verrazano Narrows" opens (New York City)
1963 John F. Kennedy flies to Texas
1960 Bob Scheffing signs to manage Tigers after Casey Stengel turns it down
1959 Jack Benny (violin) and Richard Nixon (piano) play their famed duet
1956 Don Newcombe, wins NL MVP and 1st-ever Cy Young Award
1955 Argentina asks Panama for return of ex-president Peron
1955 KTVO TV channel 3 in Ottumwa-Kirksville, IA (ABC) begins broadcasting
1953 "Pitdown Man," discovered in 1912 proved to be a hoax
1953 WKJG TV channel 33 in Ft. Wayne, IN (NBC) begins broadcasting
1952 1st U.S. postage stamp in 2 colors (rotary process) introduced
1952 Dodgers pitcher Joe Black wins NL Rookie of Year
1949 Bill Veeck sells Indians for $22 million
1947 Bill Longson beats Lou Thesz in St. Louis, to become wrestling champ
1946 Georgi Dimitrov elected premier of Bulgaria
1946 Harry Truman becomes 1st U.S. president to travel in a submerged sub
1945 Benjamin Britten's 2nd String quartet in C, premieres
1945 General Motors workers go on strike
1944 Personnel and executive staff of Philips demonstrate for more food
1943 7 Belgian ministers in London sentence King Leopold III
1942 Tweety Bird, aka Tweety Pie, debuts in "Tale of Two Kitties"
1940 Nazi occupiers forbid building schools in Netherlands
1938 Belgian king Leopold III visits Netherlands
1938 Nazi forces occupy western Czechoslovakia and declared them German citizens
1937 Dmitri Shostakovich's 5th Symphony premieres in Lenningrad
1935 1st commercial crossing of Pacific by plane (China Clipper)
1935 Jean Giraudoux' "La Guerre de Troie n'Aura," premieres in Paris
1934 "Uiver" returns from Schiphol in London-Melbourne air race
1934 New York Yankees buy Joe DiMaggio from San Francisco Seals (Pacific Coast League)
1933 1st U.S. ambassador to U.S.S.R., W.C. Bullitt, begins service
1925 Red Grange plays final University of Illinois game, signs with Chicago Bears
1924 British premier Baldwin cancels Labor contract with U.S.S.R.
1922 Rebecca L. Felton sworn in as 1st female U.S. Senator
1920 Karel Capek's "Vec Makropulos," premieres in Prague
1920 Mussolini's squad begins terror, 11 die in Bologna Italy
1918 2 German ammunition trains explode in Hamont Belgium, 1,750 die
1918 Polish soldiers organize a pogrom against Jews of Galicia Poland
1917 M Gorki calls Lenin a blind fanatic/unthinking adventurer
1914 Billy Mallett of Hamilton Tigers kicks 9 singles in a game
1914 British army conquerors Bazra
1906 China prohibits opium trade
1905 1st game ever played in the Australian Tennis Open
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
1901 Richard Strauss' opera "Feuersnot," premieres in Dresden
1895 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Bruce Partington Plans"
1880 Henry Stanley and Pierre de Brazza quarrel about possession of Congo
1877 Tom Edison announces his "talking machine" invention (phonograph)
1876 Skirmish between HM Stanley's expedition and natives
1871 Moses F Gale patents a cigar lighter (New York City)
1871 The 1st human cannonball, Emilio Onra, is shot
1865 Shaw University forms in Raleigh NC
1852 Duke U, founded in 1838 as Union Institute chartered as Normal College
1849 Friedrich Hebbel's "Der Rubin," premieres in Vienna
1848 Alfred de Musset's "Andre del Sarto," premieres in Paris
1848 Cincinnati Turngemeinde founded
1847 Steamer "Phoenix" is lost on Lake Michigan, kills 200
1837 Thomas Morris of Australia skips rope 22,806 times
1834 HMS Beagle anchors at Bay of San Carlos, Chile
1824 1st Jewish Reform congregation forms, Charleston, SC
1818 Russia's Czar Alexander I petitions for a Jewish state in Palestine
1813 Stettin surrenders to allied armies
1806 Decree of Berlin: Emperor Napoleon I bans all trade with England
1794 Honolulu Harbor discovered
1789 North Carolina ratifies constitution, becomes 12th U.S. state
1787 Andrew Jackson admitted to bar
1783 Pilatre de Rozier and Marquis d'Arlandes make 1st free balloon flight
1759 Battle at Maxen: Prussian army surrenders to Austrians
1729 Netherlands signs Treaty of Seville
1696 J Vanbrughes "Relapse or Virtue in Danger," premieres in London
1654 Richard Johnson, a free black, granted 550 acres in Virginia
1620 Pilgrim Fathers reach America: Provincetown Harbor, Mass
1620 Mayflower Compact signed by Pilgrims in Cape Cod
1492 Pinta under Martin A Pinzon separates from Columbus' fleet
1317 Frederik of Sierck/Zyrick becomes bishop of Utrecht
695 Pope Sergius names Willibrord as archbishop Clemens of Friezen
496 St. Gelasius I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
235 St. Anterus begins his reign as Catholic Pope