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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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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)
- 164 BCJudas Maccabaeus, son of Mattathias of the Hasmonean family, restores the Temple in Jerusalem. This event is commemorated each year by the festival of Hanukkah.
- 1386Timur of Samarkand captures and sacks the Georgian capital of Tbilisi, taking King Bagrat V of Georgia captive.
- 1783In Paris, Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and François Laurent, Marquis d'Arlandes, make the first untethered hot air balloon flight.
- 1861American Civil War: Confederate President Jefferson Davis appoints Judah Benjamin secretary of war.
- 1894Port 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.
- 1962The Chinese People’s Liberation Army declares a unilateral cease-fire in the Sino-Indian War.
- 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.
- 2004The second round of the Ukrainian presidential election is held, giving rise to massive protests and controversy over the election’s integrity.
- 2006Anti-Syrian Lebanese Minister and MP Pierre Gemayel is assassinated in suburban Beirut.
Who were born on November 21?
- 1694Voltaire, French philosopher (d. 1778)
- 1853Hussein Kamal, Sultan of Egypt (d. 1917)
- 1861Tom Horn, American lawman and convicted murderer (d. 1903)
- 1904Coleman Hawkins, American musician (d. 1969)
- 1939Budd Dwyer, American politician (d. 1987)
- 1943Larry Mahan, American rodeo cowboy
- 1948Alphonse Mouzon, American drummer
- 1955Cedric Maxwell, American basketball player
- 1980Hank Blalock, American baseball player
- 1984Hope Dworaczyk, American model
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