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 325th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 40 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 8, 2023 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 28,342,080 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 ‘trihectaicosapentagon’ day.

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 81 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 3,987 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 21 Historical Events

  • 1910
    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).
  • 1916
    World War I: A mine explodes and sinks HMHS Britannic in the Aegean Sea, killing 30 people.
  • 1964
    Second Vatican Council: The third session of the Roman Catholic Church’s ecumenical council closes.
  • 1967
    Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland tells news reporters: “I am absolutely certain that whereas in 1965 the enemy was winning, today he is certainly losing.”
  • 1971
    Indian troops, partly aided by Mukti Bahini (Bengali guerrillas), defeat the Pakistan army in the Battle of Garibpur.
  • 1979
    The United States Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan is attacked by a mob and set on fire, killing four. (see: Foreign relations of Pakistan)
  • 1980
    A deadly fire breaks out at the MGM Grand Hotel in Paradise, Nevada (now Bally’s Las Vegas). 87 people are killed and more than 650 are injured in the worst disaster in Nevada history.
  • 1985
    United States Navy intelligence analyst Jonathan Pollard is arrested for spying after being caught giving Israel classified information on Arab nations. He is subsequently sentenced to life in prison.
  • 1996
    Antonio Salinass in San Juan, Puerto Rico kills 33.
  • 2004
    The Paris Club agrees to write off 80% (up to $100 billion) of Iraq’s external debt.

Who were born on November 21?

  • 1729
    Josiah Bartlett, American signer of the Declaration of Independence (d. 1795)
  • 1897
    Mollie Steimer Russian-born American anarchist (d. 1980)
  • 1920
    Stan Musial, American baseball player
  • 1925
    Xie Jin, Chinese film director (d. 2008)
  • 1945
    Goldie Hawn, American actress
  • 1960
    Brian Ritchie, American musician (Violent Femmes)
  • 1968
    Antonio Tarver, American boxer
  • 1975
    Cherie Johnson, American actress
  • 1984
    Callum Ferguson, Australian Cricketer
  • 1992
    Megan and Liz, American musicians

Who died on November 21?

  • 1652
    Jan Brożek, Polish mathematician, physician, and astronomer (b. 1585)
  • 1844
    Ivan Krylov, Russian fabulist (b. 1769)
  • 1941
    Henrietta Vinton Davis American elocutionist and public speaker (b. 1860)
  • 1945
    Alexander Patch, American general (b. 1889)
  • 1969
    Mutesa II of Buganda, President of Uganda (b. 1924)
  • 1974
    John B. Gambling, American radio talk show host (b. 1897)
  • 1986
    Dar Robinson, American film stuntman (b. 1947)
  • 1991
    Sonny Werblin, former owner of the New York Jets (b. 1907)
  • 1999
    Quentin Crisp, British writer and actor (b. 1908)
  • 2000
    Ernest Lluch, Spanish politician (b. 1937)

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