November 21st
What Happened on the day you were born on This day in History
For Those With Birthdays 21st November or looking for specific year these years are Included on this date 1920, 1922, 1925, 1927, 1935, 1942, 1944, 1945, 1953, 1960, 1964, 1967, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1985, 1986, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 Born This Day,
U.S. 1980 U.S.A. Fire At MGM Grand Hotel 21st November, 1980: A fire broke out in the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino (Now Bally's Las Vegas) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, Smoke and fire spread through the hotel, killing 84 people and injuring 785, including tourists and employees.

U.S. 1980 U.S.A. Who Shot JR Nov. 21st, 1980: Millions of TV viewers tune in to watch the start of the new series of Dallas and find out " Who Shot JR " .

U.S. 1975 U.S.A. Assassination Plots Against Foreign Leaders Nov. 21st, 1975: A congressional report accuses US officials of assassination plots against foreign leaders, suggesting the CIA used exotic weapons ranging from exploding seashells to poison cigars with presidential approval ( No proof was ever obtained of these accusations ) but following the report President Gerald Ford responded by issuing Executive Order 11905, banning the US from authorizing assassinations of foreign leaders.

Ireland 1920 Ireland Bloody Sunday Sunday, 21st November, 1920 Bloody Sunday left more than 31 people dead including fourteen British, fourteen Irish civilians and three republican prisoners

U.S. 1922 U.S.A. Radio The Future Tuesday, 21st November, 1922: A radio was being installed in a Van Oss, Oklahoma small-town school. A very progressive idea as radio was still not in every home this action opened up the opportunity for this particular district to here some of the latest radio shows.

U.S. 1925 U.S.A. Bootlegging Nov. 21st, 1925: The court had ordered the return of 57,000 gallons of alcohol to the company that was “bootlegging” it (selling it illegally). Likewise, the judge ruled that the sale of the alcohol sold illegally could not be taxed by the I.R.S., especially since it was being used as evidence in a pending case. ( was there corruption in this case )

U.S. 1925 U.S.A. Faster Nov. 21st, 1925: A professional faster had been admitted to the hospital after he had a violent attack in his glass cage. This episode occurred after a woman took out a piece of chocolate to eat. Apparently this was some kind of scientific “no food and no sleep” experiment.

U.S. 1927 U.S.A. Columbine Mine massacre Nov. 21st, 1927 : Five hundred Striking coal miners from the Columbine Mine and their families in Serene, Colorado are beaten with clubs by Colorado state police and when they continue towards the town machine guns are used to cut them down, the death toll was 6 miners and although miners blamed Colorado state police for the massacre, it is thought it was the mining companies guards who opened fire with the machine guns.

France 1935 France Stop Gold Exports 21st November, 1935 : France made a motion to stop gold export. Moreover, the Bank of France changed its discount rate from 4 percent to 5 percent. These actions were intended to help maintain the stability of the French mark (the Franc).

Canada 1942 Canada Alcon Highway Nov. 21st, 1942: The Alcan Highway, which connects British Columbia to Alaska, was officially opened by Canada's Pension Minister Ian MacKenzie and Acting Gov. E.L. Bartlett of Alaska .

Germany 1944 World War II Allied Attacks Nov. 21st, 1944: Thousands of planes nearly half of them heavy bombers-attacked central German oil plants. At least 4,000 tons of explosives were used. It can be said that this was a great day for the Allied Forces of World War II.

U.S. 1945 U.S.A. GM Strike 21st November, 1945: The United Auto Workers staged the first postwar strike at the General Motors plant in Detroit, Michigan.

South Korea 1953 Korea Repatriation Commission Nov. 21st, 1953: A meeting was called by the Neutral Nations Repatriation Commission. At the time this meeting was in session, an angry protest was initiated by way of Peiping Red radio. An attempt was being made during this time to send three North-Korean held soldiers back to South Korea. However, this action was not “going to well.”

Vietnam 1960 Vietnam Diplomacy Nov. 21st,1960 : Neutralist Premier Prince Souvana Phouma appealed to King Savangs Vatthana. Phouma’s desire was to see left and right-wing regimes diplomatically discuss the formation of a coalition government.

U.S. 1964 U.S.A. Verrazano Narrows Bridge 21st November, 1964 : Staten Island and Brooklyn were linked by the new Verrazano Narrows Bridge with a center span of 60 feet. The longest in existence at this time.

UK 1967 UK Foot and Mouth Nov. 21st, 1967 : 70 new outbreaks of foot and mouth have been confirmed, bringing the total to 746 since the first case last month. The epidemic is now the worst this century and the government has issued additional guidelines including farmers to keep people and vehicles off farms by arranging a farm gate collection and delivery services.


U.S. 1973 Guam B52 Bombers Nov. 21st, 1973: The Pentagon brought back more than 100 B52 bombers to the United States. The majority of these were returned to their original nuclear striking zone prior to the U.S. bombing of Indochina.

UK 1974 England Pub Bombing Birmingham 21st November, 1974 : Two bombs explode in pubs in central Birmingham at the Mulberry Bush and the Tavern in the Town, killing 19 and injuring over 180.

United States 1974 United States Freedom Of Information Act Nov. 21st, 1974: Congress passes the "Freedom Of Information Act" passed over Gerald Fords Veto allowing for the full or partial disclosure of previously unreleased information and documents controlled by the United States Government. The Freedom of Information Act strengthened amendments in the Privacy Act of 1974 following the Nixon Watergate scandal. Gerald Ford originally wanted to sign the act but concern (by his chief of staff Donald Rumsfeld and deputy Dick Cheney ( 46th Vice President of the United States)) persuaded Ford to veto the bill.

Pakistan 1979 Pakistan American Embassy Attack Nov. 21st, 1979: An attack on the American embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan by a mob who had been incited after listening to a radio report from the Iranian leader, Ayatollah Khomeini, saying Americans were behind the occupation of Islam's holiest site, the Great Mosque in Mecca, leaves the Embassy burned to the ground killing a US marine.

Switzerland 1985 Switzerland US / Soviet Union Nov. 21st, 1985: The result of communications between President Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev when they met was an agreement to speed up nuclear arms reduction negotiations. There was some disagreement, however, regarding Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative.

U.S. 1986 U.S.A. Oliver North 21st November, 1986: National Security Council staff member Oliver North and his secretary, Fawn Hall, begin shredding documents that would have exposed their participation in a range of illegal activities over the sale of arms to Iran and the diversion of the proceeds to a rebel Nicaraguan group.

Canada 1994 Canada Largest Hydroelectric Power Source Nov. 21st, 1994: A report was made dated this date, regarding a decision made by the government of Quebec. A few days prior to this news, this Canadian province halted plans to build the largest hydroelectric power source in the world. This project was going to be called the Great Whale, and would have been made up of various dams and dikes.

U.S. 1995 U.S.A. The Dayton Accord Nov. 21st, 1995 : After months of negotiation a lasting peace plan for war-torn Bosnia-Herzegovina has been signed at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. The peace agreement "The Dayton Accord" brokered by US President Bill Clinton has been agreed between the Bosnian leader ( Alija Izetbegovic ), Serbian leader ( Slobodan Milosevic ) and Croatia ( Franjo Tudjman ) leaders and will be enforced by 60,000 Nato troops in the area

U.S. 1995 U.S.A. Dow Jones 21st November, 1995 : The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 5,000 for the first time.

Puerto Rico 1996 Puerto Rico Gas Explosion Nov. 21st, 1996 : A gas explosion at the Humberto Vidal shoe store in Río Piedras causes the building to collapse killing 33, the building held a number of different stores including a jewelry store and a music shop and was also home to the Humberto Vidal Shoe Company head offices.

Nigeria 2002 Nigeria Miss World Riot Nov. 21st, 2002 : An angry crowd of people set fire to and stabbed riot demonstrators. This incident took place after it was announced by an Islamic news publication that the Miss World Beauty Pageant would have been accepted by Islam’s founding prophet. A total of 50 people were killed and 200 others were injured.

Dominican Republic 2004 Dominica Earthquake 21st November, 2004 : The town of Portsmouth in Dominica is struck by the countries worst earthquake ( 6.0 ) in the countries history.

U.S. 2004 U.S.A. Donald Trump Nov. 21st, 2004 : Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts File For Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

France 2004 France Iraq Debts Nov. 21st, 2004 : The "Paris Club" "an informal group of financial officials from 19 of the world's richest countries" agrees to write off $31 billion of Iraq's external debt to members of the "Paris Club" . The agreement will allow Iraq to concentrate it's finances on reconstruction for the country.
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Italy 2006 Italy New Chief Appointed Nov. 21st, 2006 : Italy has named its new military intelligence chief, who will be replacing Nicolo Pollari, who was allegedly linked to a CIA abduction. Pollari was among several Italian agents facing an inquiry into the alleged kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric by the US spy agency in 2003. The Italian navy's Admiral Bruno Branciforte will be heading the Sismi secret service.

United States 2007 United States Condoleezza Rice wants to see peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians 21st November, 2007 : The US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, says that the United States will try to broker a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians in 2008. She says that both sides have agreed to work towards the establishment of an independent Palestinian state before George Bush leaves office. ( We are now 3 years later and no true end in sight )

Iraq 2008 Iraq Iraqi protest at US troops remaining in Iraq Nov. 21st, 2008 : Thousands of people have protested in Baghdad against the proposed deal that will allow US troops to remain in Iraq once the UN mandate is over. The demonstration was called by the Shi’ah cleric, Moqtada Sadr, who has strongly opposed any sort of deal with the US. Security has been tight around the march, but the organisers are insisting that the protest will remain peaceful.

Vatican 2009 Vatican Closer ties between Canterbury and Rome Nov. 21st, 2009 : The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Pope have agreed to closer relations between Anglicans and Catholics at a meeting in Rome. Their meeting follows tensions over the Vatican's offer to welcome disenchanted Anglicans into the Catholic fold.

United States 2011 United States Hackers Destroy Water Pump in Illinois 21st November, 2011 : Russian hackers were able to destroy a water pump in Illinois by turning it on and off repeatedly until it broke. They gained access using stolen passwords from the company that created the software to operate the pump. The attack was being investigated by the FBI and Homeland Security and brought attention to another facet of future terrorism against infrastructure that could be dangerous if ignored.

United States
2012 United States Congressman Resigns

21st November, 2012 : Illinois congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned only a few weeks after being re-elected to Congress. Jackson had indicated that he was being treated for bipolar disorder and other health concerns and stating that he believed he could not be a full-time legislator due to his issues. He had also come under investigation with the House Ethics comittee.



Saudi Arabia
2013 Saudi Arabia Two Arrested for Hugging

21st November, 2013 : Two men who had been offering "Free Hugs" in the Saudi capital of Riyadh. They had hoped to bring happiness to strangers passing by but were arrested for exotic practices and offending public order.