21 November

November 21 is the 325th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 40 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about November 21st, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about November 21st in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • World Television Day
  • World Fisheries Day
  • World Hello Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – November 21

1979: Mob burns down US embassy in Pakistan

The mob was allegedly incensed by a rumor that the United States was involved in an attack on a mosque in the holy city of Mecca.

1964: Verrazano Narrows Bridge opens in NYC

The suspension bridge connects Staten Island and Brooklyn in New York City and at the time of its opening, it was the world’s longest suspension bridge, until the Humber Bridge in the UK opened in 1981.

1962: War between China and India ends

The month long war began over a border dispute between the two countries and ended with a unilateral ceasefire by the Chinese.

1941: Tweety Bird makes its debut

The fictional cartoon canary also just called Tweety made his first appearance in A Tale of Two Kitties, a Warner Bros. Merrie Melodies cartoon. Tweety was created by animator Bob Clampett who worked on Loony Tunes cartoons.

1920: Bloody Sunday in Ireland

A key event in the Irish War of Independence, which was a conflict between the British government and Irish revolutionaries in Ireland, Bloody Sunday began with the killings of 14 people by the Irish Republican Army (IRA) under the leadership of Michael Collins. Two other violent incidents against civilian and IRA members during the day added to the death count, which was over 30 by the end of the day.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, November 21

1969: Ken Griffey, Jr., American baseball player

1965: Björk, Icelandic singer-songwriter, producer, actress

1945: Goldie Hawn, American actress

1854: Pope Benedict XV

1694: Voltaire, French philosopher

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, November 21

2012: Ajmal Kasab, Pakistani terrorist

1996: Abdus Salam, Pakistani physicist, Nobel Prize laureate

1970: C. V. Raman, Indian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate

1959: Max Baer, American boxer, actor

1899: Garret Hobart, American lawyer, politician, 24th Vice President of the United States

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