What are the important events that happened on November 21? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
November 21: Facts & Myths About This Day
November 21 is the 326th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 40 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 8, 2020 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 446,088 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectaicosahexagon’ day.
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Scorpio is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 83 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 2,892 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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November 21 Historical Events
Plymouth Colony settlers sign the Mayflower Compact (November 11, O.S.).
Sailors onboard Brazil’s most powerful military units, including the brand-new warships Ship Brazilian battleship, Ship Brazilian battleship, and Ship Brazilian cruiser, violently rebel in what is now known as the Revolta da Chibata (Revolt of the Lash).
World War I: A mine explodes and sinks HMHS Britannic in the Aegean Sea, killing 30 people.
Rebecca Latimer Felton of Georgia takes the oath of office, becoming the first female United States Senator.
The British Natural History Museum announces that the “Piltdown Man” skull, initially believed to be one of the most important fossilized hominid skulls ever found, is a hoax.
The Chinese People’s Liberation Army declares a unilateral cease-fire in the Sino-Indian War.
Minister of Internal Affairs Allan Highet announces that 'the national anthems of New Zealand shall be the traditional anthem “God Save the Queen” and the poem “God Defend New Zealand”, written by Thomas Bracken, as set to music by John Joseph Woods, both being of equal status as national anthems appropriate to the occasion.
The United States Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan is attacked by a mob and set on fire, killing four. (see: Foreign relations of Pakistan)
The Charter of Paris for a New Europe refocuses the efforts of the Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europeon post-Cold War issues.
The second round of the Ukrainian presidential election is held, giving rise to massive protests and controversy over the election’s integrity.
Who were born on November 21?
Lewis H. Morgan, American anthropologist (d. 1881)
Hetty Green, American businesswoman (d. 1916)
Hussein Kamal, Sultan of Egypt (d. 1917)
Roy Boulting, British film director (d. 2001)
Henri Laborit, French physician, writer, and philosopher (d. 1995)
Victor Chang, Australian physician (d. 1991)
Earl Monroe, American basketball player
Lorna Luft, American actress and singer, daughter of Judy Garland
Len Väljas, Canadian cross-country skier
Megan and Liz, American musicians
Who died on November 21?
García Ramírez, King of Navarre
François de Troy, French portrait artist (b. 1645)
Yoshida Shōin, Japanese intellectual (b. 1830)
Karel Jaromír Erben, Czech writer (b. 1811)
Newsy Lalonde, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1887)
Sara García, Mexican actress (b. 1895)
Noel Jones, British diplomat (b. 1940)
Ernest Lluch, Spanish politician (b. 1937)
Hadda Brooks, American jazz singer, pianist, and composer (b. 1916)
Alfred Anderson, Scottish World War I veteran (b. 1896)
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