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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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.

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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)

  • 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.
  • 1964
    Second Vatican Council: The third session of the Roman Catholic Church’s ecumenical council closes.
  • 1970
    Vietnam War: Operation Ivory Coast – A joint Air Force and Army team raids the Son Tay prison camp in an attempt to free American prisoners of war thought to be held there.
  • 1974
    The Birmingham Pub Bombings kill 21 people. The Birmingham Six are sentenced to life in prison for the crime but subsequently acquitted.
  • 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.
  • 1986
    Iran-Contra Affair: National Security Council member Oliver North and his secretary start to shred documents implicating them in the sale of weapons to Iran and channeling the proceeds to help fund the Contra rebels in Nicaragua.
  • 2002
    NATO invites Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia to become members.
  • 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.
  • 2004
    The second round of the Ukrainian presidential election is held, giving rise to massive protests and controversy over the election’s integrity.

Who were born on November 21?

  • 1851
    Désiré-Joseph Mercier, Belgian Cardinal (d. 1926)
  • 1878
    Gustav Radbruch, German law professor (d. 1949)
  • 1886
    Harold Nicolson, British diplomat (d. 1968)
  • 1921
    Joonas Kokkonen, Finnish composer (d. 1996)
  • 1948
    Michel Suleiman, President of Lebanon
  • 1962
    Steven Curtis Chapman, American musician
  • 1980
    Alec Brownstein, American author, director
  • 1980
    Hank Blalock, American baseball player
  • 1981
    Piet Rinke, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1984
    Hope Dworaczyk, American model

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