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 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 40 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 8, 2024 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,732,147,200 seconds 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.

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 69 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 4,353 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 21 Historical Events

  • 1789
    North Carolina ratifies the United States Constitution and is admitted as the 12th U.S. state.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Confederate President Jefferson Davis appoints Judah Benjamin secretary of war.
  • 1953
    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.
  • 1962
    The Chinese People’s Liberation Army declares a unilateral cease-fire in the Sino-Indian War.
  • 1971
    Indian troops, partly aided by Mukti Bahini (Bengali guerrillas), defeat the Pakistan army in the Battle of Garibpur.
  • 1986
    Iran-Contra Affair: National Security Council member Oliver North and his secretary start to shred documents implicating them in the sale of weapons to Iran and channeling the proceeds to help fund the Contra rebels in Nicaragua.
  • 1990
    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.
  • 1995
    The Dayton Peace Agreement is initialed at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base, near Dayton, Ohio, ending three and a half years of war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The agreement is formally ratified in Paris, on December 14 that same year.
  • 2002
    NATO invites Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia to become members.
  • 2009
    A mine explosion in Heilongjiang province, northeastern China, kills 108.

Who were born on November 21?

  • 1692
    Carlo Innocenzio Maria Frugoni, Italian poet (d. 1768)
  • 1926
    William Wakefield Baum, American Cardinal
  • 1931
    Revaz Dogonadze, Georgian scientist (d. 1985)
  • 1936
    Victor Chang, Australian physician (d. 1991)
  • 1942
    Afa Anoa'i, Samoan/American wrestler
  • 1964
    Olden Polynice, Haitian basketball player
  • 1979
    Vincenzo Iaquinta, Italian footballer
  • 1980
    Alec Brownstein, American author, director
  • 1982
    Ryan Starr, American singer
  • 1983
    Nicole Garcia, American professional wrestler

Who died on November 21?

  • 1566
    Annibale Caro, Italian poet (b. 1507)
  • 1899
    Garret Hobart, 24th Vice President of the United States (b. 1844)
  • 1945
    Robert Benchley, American writer and actor (b. 1889)
  • 1963
    Robert Stroud, American convicted murderer and ornithologist (b. 1890)
  • 1980
    Sara García, Mexican actress (b. 1895)
  • 1981
    Harry Von Zell, American announcer (b. 1906)
  • 1982
    John Hargrave, British Social Credit advocate (b. 1894)
  • 1991
    Sonny Werblin, former owner of the New York Jets (b. 1907)
  • 2006
    Hassan Gouled Aptidon, President of Djibouti (b. 1916)
  • 2009
    Konstantin Feoktistov, Soviet cosmonaut (b. 1926)

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