November 21: Day of the Week
November 21, 2019 is the 325th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 40 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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Here’s the November calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1620Plymouth Colony settlers sign the Mayflower Compact (November 11, O.S.).
- 1922Rebecca Latimer Felton of Georgia takes the oath of office, becoming the first female United States Senator.
- 1942The completion of the Alaska Highway (also known as the Alcan Highway) is celebrated (however, the highway is not usable by general vehicles until 1943).
- 1950Two 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.
- 1964The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge opens to traffic (at the time it is the world’s longest suspension bridge).
- 1972Voters in South Korea overwhelmingly approve a new constitution, giving legitimacy to Park Chung-hee and the Fourth Republic.
- 1979The United States Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan is attacked by a mob and set on fire, killing four. (see: Foreign relations of Pakistan)
- 1980A deadly fire breaks out at the MGM Grand Hotel in Paradise, Nevada (now Bally’s Las Vegas). 87 people are killed and more than 650 are injured in the worst disaster in Nevada history.
- 1985United 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.
- 1996Antonio Salinass in San Juan, Puerto Rico kills 33.
Who were born on November 21?
- 1567Anne de Xainctonge, French saint (d. 1621)
- 1835Hetty Green, American businesswoman (d. 1916)
- 1919Steve Brodie, American actor (d. 1992)
- 1965Alexander Siddig, British actor
- 1975Aaron Solowoniuk, Canadian drummer
- 1977Bruno Berner, Swiss footballer
- 1978Sara Tanaka, American actress
- 1981Piet Rinke, Zimbabwean cricketer
- 1982Georgios Kalogiannidis, Greek archer
- 1982Ryan Starr, American singer
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