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

  • 1386
    Timur of Samarkand captures and sacks the Georgian capital of Tbilisi, taking King Bagrat V of Georgia captive.
  • 1783
    In Paris, Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and François Laurent, Marquis d'Arlandes, make the first untethered hot air balloon flight.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Confederate President Jefferson Davis appoints Judah Benjamin secretary of war.
  • 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.
  • 1959
    American disc jockey Alan Freed, who had popularized the term “rock and roll” and music of that style, is fired from WABC-AM radio for refusing to deny allegations that he had participated in the payola scandal.
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 2002
    NATO invites Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia to become members.

Who were born on November 21?

  • 1870
    Joe Darling, Australian cricketer (d. 1946)
  • 1929
    Laurier LaPierre, Canadian journalist and politician
  • 1930
    Marjan Rožanc, Slovenian writer and essayist (d. 1990)
  • 1935
    Fairuz, Lebanese singer
  • 1944
    Earl Monroe, American basketball player
  • 1944
    Harold Ramis, American actor/director
  • 1945
    Goldie Hawn, American actress
  • 1948
    Michel Suleiman, President of Lebanon
  • 1980
    Leonardo González, Costa Rican footballer
  • 1986
    Ben Bishop, American ice hockey goalie

Who died on November 21?

  • 1566
    Annibale Caro, Italian poet (b. 1507)
  • 1775
    John Hill, British writer
  • 1825
    Panos Kolokotronis, Greek fighter in the Greek War of Independence (b. 1800)
  • 1861
    Jean-Baptiste Henri Lacordaire, French priest, re-established the Dominican Order (b. 1802)
  • 1945
    Al Davis, American boxer (b. 1920)
  • 1974
    Frank Martin, Swiss composer (b. 1890)
  • 1980
    Sara García, Mexican actress (b. 1895)
  • 1982
    John Hargrave, British Social Credit advocate (b. 1894)
  • 2006
    Kathryn Johnston, American police shooting victim (b. 1914)
  • 2010
    David Nolan, American politicial activist (b. 1943)

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