What happened this day in history November 21

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, 26,765,280 minutes 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

  • 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.
  • 1894
    Port Arthur, Manchuria falls to the Japanese, a decisive victory of the First Sino-Japanese War, after which Japanese troops massacre the remaining inhabitants of the city.
  • 1918
    A pogrom takes place in Lwów (now Lviv); over three days, at least 50 Jews and 270 Ukrainian Christians are killed by Poles.
  • 1942
    The completion of the Alaska Highway (also known as the Alcan Highway) is celebrated (however, the highway is not usable by general vehicles until 1943).
  • 1962
    The Chinese People’s Liberation Army declares a unilateral cease-fire in the Sino-Indian War.
  • 1964
    Second Vatican Council: The third session of the Roman Catholic Church’s ecumenical council closes.
  • 1969
    U.S. President Richard Nixon and Japanese Premier Eisaku Sato agree in Washington, D.C. on the return of Okinawa to Japanese control in 1972. Under the terms of the agreement, the U.S. is to retain its rights to bases on the island, but these are to be nuclear-free.
  • 1974
    The Birmingham Pub Bombings kill 21 people. The Birmingham Six are sentenced to life in prison for the crime but subsequently acquitted.
  • 1979
    The United States Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan is attacked by a mob and set on fire, killing four. (see: Foreign relations of Pakistan)
  • 2004
    The Paris Club agrees to write off 80% (up to $100 billion) of Iraq’s external debt.

Who were born on November 21?

  • 1761
    Dorothea Jordan, British actress (d. 1816)
  • 1861
    Tom Horn, American lawman and convicted murderer (d. 1903)
  • 1931
    Malcolm Williamson, Australian composer (d. 2003)
  • 1937
    Marlo Thomas, American actress
  • 1943
    Phil Bredesen, American politician and 48th Governor of Tennessee
  • 1948
    Alphonse Mouzon, American drummer
  • 1955
    Cedric Maxwell, American basketball player
  • 1976
    Michael Wilson, Australian rules footballer
  • 1978
    Daniel Bradshaw, Australian rules footballer
  • 1993
    Elena Myers, American motorcycle racer

Who died on November 21?

  • 496
    Pope Gelasius I
  • 1652
    Jan Brożek, Polish mathematician, physician, and astronomer (b. 1585)
  • 1730
    François de Troy, French portrait artist (b. 1645)
  • 1825
    Panos Kolokotronis, Greek fighter in the Greek War of Independence (b. 1800)
  • 1899
    Garret Hobart, 24th Vice President of the United States (b. 1844)
  • 1957
    Francis Burton Harrison, American politician (b. 1873)
  • 1959
    Max Baer, American boxer (b. 1909)
  • 2006
    Kathryn Johnston, American police shooting victim (b. 1914)
  • 2007
    Noel McGregor, New Zealand cricketer (b. 1931)
  • 2010
    Margaret Taylor-Burroughs, American artist and writer (b. 1917)

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