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Thursday November 21, 2019

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.

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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)

  • 1861
    American Civil War: Confederate President Jefferson Davis appoints Judah Benjamin secretary of war.
  • 1877
    Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record and play sound.
  • 1894
    Port Arthur, Manchuria falls to the Japanese, a decisive victory of the First Sino-Japanese War, after which Japanese troops massacre the remaining inhabitants of the city.
  • 1922
    Rebecca Latimer Felton of Georgia takes the oath of office, becoming the first female United States Senator.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 1977
    Minister of Internal Affairs Allan Highet announces that 'the national anthems of New Zealand shall be the traditional anthem “God Save the Queen” and the poem “God Defend New Zealand”, written by Thomas Bracken, as set to music by John Joseph Woods, both being of equal status as national anthems appropriate to the occasion.
  • 1980
    A 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.
  • 2002
    NATO invites Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia to become members.

Who were born on November 21?

  • 1567
    Anne de Xainctonge, French saint (d. 1621)
  • 1927
    Georgia Frontiere, American professional sports team owner (d. 2008)
  • 1942
    Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul, German politician
  • 1948
    Alphonse Mouzon, American drummer
  • 1965
    Alexander Siddig, British actor
  • 1974
    Karen Rolton, Australian Cricketer
  • 1975
    Aaron Solowoniuk, Canadian drummer
  • 1977
    Myles Heskett, Australian musician (Wolfmother)
  • 1977
    Yolande James, Canadian politician
  • 1992
    Megan and Liz, American musicians

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