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Sunday November 21, 2021

November 21: Day of the Week

November 21, 2021 is the 325th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 40 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.

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Here’s the November calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

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.

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November 21 Historical Event(s)

  • 164 BC
    Judas Maccabaeus, son of Mattathias of the Hasmonean family, restores the Temple in Jerusalem. This event is commemorated each year by the festival of Hanukkah.
  • 235
    Pope Anterus succeeds Pontian as the nineteenth pope. During the persecutions of emperor Maximinus Thrax he is martyred.
  • 1916
    World War I: A mine explodes and sinks HMHS Britannic in the Aegean Sea, killing 30 people.
  • 1918
    Flag of Estonia, previously used by pro-independence activists, is formally adopted as national flag of the Republic of Estonia.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 1964
    The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge opens to traffic (at the time it is the world’s longest suspension bridge).
  • 1969
    The first permanent ARPANET link is established between UCLA and SRI.
  • 1974
    The Birmingham Pub Bombings kill 21 people. The Birmingham Six are sentenced to life in prison for the crime but subsequently acquitted.
  • 2004
    The island of Dominica is hit by the most destructive earthquake in its history. The northern half of the island receives the most damage, especially the town of Portsmouth. It is also felt in neighboring Guadeloupe, where one person is killed.

Who were born on November 21?

  • 1870
    Sigfrid Edström, Swedish sports official (d. 1964)
  • 1876
    Olav Duun, Norwegian writer (d. 1939)
  • 1924
    Christopher Tolkien, British author
  • 1929
    Laurier LaPierre, Canadian journalist and politician
  • 1930
    Marjan Rožanc, Slovenian writer and essayist (d. 1990)
  • 1968
    Antonio Tarver, American boxer
  • 1971
    Michael Strahan, American football player
  • 1972
    David Tua, Samoan boxer
  • 1972
    Rain Phoenix, American singer/actress
  • 1976
    Daniel Whiston, British ice skater

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