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Saturday November 21, 2020

November 21: Day of the Week

November 21, 2020 is the 326th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 40 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.

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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)

  • 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).
  • 1950
    Two Canadian National Railway trains collide in northeastern British Columbia in the Canoe River train crash. Twenty-one people are killed, seventeen of them Canadian troops bound for Korea.
  • 1962
    The Chinese People’s Liberation Army declares a unilateral cease-fire in the Sino-Indian War.
  • 1971
    Indian troops, partly aided by Mukti Bahini (Bengali guerrillas), defeat the Pakistan army in the Battle of Garibpur.
  • 1972
    Voters in South Korea overwhelmingly approve a new constitution, giving legitimacy to Park Chung-hee and the Fourth Republic.
  • 1979
    The United States Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan is attacked by a mob and set on fire, killing four. (see: Foreign relations of Pakistan)
  • 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.
  • 1995
    The Dayton Peace Agreement is initialed at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base, near Dayton, Ohio, ending three and a half years of war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The agreement is formally ratified in Paris, on December 14 that same year.
  • 2002
    NATO invites Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia to become members.

Who were born on November 21?

  • 1692
    Carlo Innocenzio Maria Frugoni, Italian poet (d. 1768)
  • 1914
    Henri Laborit, French physician, writer, and philosopher (d. 1995)
  • 1921
    Joonas Kokkonen, Finnish composer (d. 1996)
  • 1930
    Marjan Rožanc, Slovenian writer and essayist (d. 1990)
  • 1933
    Henry Hartsfield, American astronaut
  • 1950
    Stephen Geyer, American film and television composer
  • 1974
    Karen Rolton, Australian Cricketer
  • 1975
    Aaron Solowoniuk, Canadian drummer
  • 1980
    Alec Brownstein, American author, director
  • 1992
    Megan and Liz, American musicians

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