Monday, November 21, 2011
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Friday, November 21, 2008
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
The United Nations General Assembly approves Resolution 62/9, stating that the emergency phase in Chernobyl is over, and the recovery phase should start. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7105273.stm
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Sunday, November 21, 2004
Ukrainian presidential election, 2004
: Viktor Yanukovych
is declared the winner in the final round. International election observers express severe criticism, and large crowds gather in a protest rally in Kiev
12 days later, the Supreme Court annuls the result, and a new poll is scheduled.
Thursday, November 21, 2002
Sunday, November 21, 1999
The film "The Wizard of Oz
" begins its run on cable TV, which continues to this day. On cable it is telecast several times a year, like most other films, rather than being shown only once annually.
Thursday, November 21, 1991
Tuesday, November 21, 1989
Friday, November 21, 1986
Iran-Contra Affair: National Security Council member Oliver North and his secretary, Fawn Hall, start shredding documents implicating them in selling weapons to Iran and channeling the proceeds to help fund the Contra rebels in Nicaragua.
Wednesday, November 21, 1979
After false radio reports from the Ayatollah Khomeini that the Americans had occupied the Grand Mosque in Mecca, the United States Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan is attacked by a mob and set afire, killing 4 (see Foreign relations of Pakistan).
Thursday, November 21, 1974
In Birmingham, England, 2 pubs are bombed, killing 21 people (the Birmingham Six are later sentenced to life in prison for this).
Wednesday, November 21, 1973
U.S. President Richard Nixon
's attorney, J. Fred Buzhardt, reveals the existence of an 18½-minute gap in one of the White House
tape recordings related to Watergate
Tuesday, November 21, 1967
Vietnam War: United States General William Westmoreland tells news reporters: I am absolutely certain that whereas in 1965 the enemy was winning, today he is certainly losing.
Monday, November 21, 1966
, the army crushes an attempted coup.
Sunday, November 21, 1965
Bob Dylan weds Sara Lowndes.
Friday, November 21, 1952
Friday, November 21, 1947
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Employment begins in Havana, Cuba
. This conference ends in 1948, when its members finish the Havana Charter
Saturday, November 21, 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
Friday, November 21, 1941
The radio program "King Biscuit Time
" is broadcast for the first time (it later becomes the longest running daily radio broadcast in history and the most famous live blues radio program).
Monday, November 21, 1927
December ndash Communist Party congress condemns all "deviation from the general party line" in the USSR.
Friday, November 21, 1924
Ali Fethi Okyar forms new government in Turkey. (3rd government)
Tuesday, November 21, 1922
Sunday, November 21, 1920
Bloody Sunday: British forces open fire on spectators and players during a football match in Dublin's Croke Park, killing 14 Irish civilians. This follows the assassinations of 12 British agents by the IRA in an earlier attack elsewhere.
Tuesday, November 21, 1916
The White Star Liner "HMHS Britannic", sister ship of the "RMS Olympic" and the legendary "RMS Titanic", sinks in the Mediterranean Sea after hitting a mine. 30 lives are lost.
Saturday, November 21, 1914
In New Haven
CT, the new Yale Bowl
officially opens Harvard defeats Yale 36-0 in the first football game held there.
Friday, November 21, 1890
Edward King, Anglican bishop of Lincoln, is convicted of using ritualistic practices.
Thursday, November 21, 1889
Thursday, November 21, 1878
The Buchan School, Isle of Man.
U.S. arbitration rejects Argentine claims to Paraguay's part of the Chaco region.
The following English Association football clubs:
Newton Heath Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Football Club, the team that will become Manchester United
Wednesday, November 21, 1877
announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record sound, considered Edison's first great invention. Edison demonstrates the device for the first time on November 29
Thursday, November 21, 1861
American Civil War: Confederate President Jefferson Davis appoints Judah Benjamin Secretary of War.
Friday, November 21, 1856
Wednesday, November 21, 1855
Sunday, November 21, 1852
ndash The New French Empire is confirmed by plebiscite: 7,824,000 "for", 253,000 "against".
Wednesday, November 21, 1832
, a small, private, liberal arts college for men, is founded.
Sunday, November 21, 1813
An independent government is restored in the Netherlands
Saturday, November 21, 1789
Friday, November 21, 1783
In Paris, Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and François Laurent, marquis d'Arlandes, make the first untethered hot air balloon flight (flight time: 25 minutes, Maximum height: 900 m).
Wednesday, November 21, 1759
Saturday, November 21, 1739
The first Bible in Estonian
84,000 farmers revolt in the province of Iwaki
Friday, November 21, 1727
The Netherlands signs the Treaty of Seville.
Wednesday, November 21, 1696
John Vanbrugh's "Relapse or Virtue in Danger" premieres in London.
Monday, November 14, 1272 (Julianian calendar)
The first recorded reference is made to the game of cricket.
Wednesday, November 20, 496 (Julianian calendar)
Gelasius I dies after a 4-year reign and is succeeded by the Rome-born Anastasius II as the 50th pope.
Saturday, November 21, 235