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November 21st Today's Highlights in History

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« on: November 21, 2009, 04:32:40 pm »

Saturday, November 21st
The 325th day of 2009.
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Today's Highlights in History

   
   On Nov. 21, 1964 New York's Verrazano Narrows Bridge opened. (Go to article.)

On Nov. 21, 1904, Coleman Hawkins, the pioneering American jazz saxophonist, was born. Following his death on May 19, 1969, his obituary appeared in The Times. (Go to obit. | Other Birthdays)
Editorial Cartoon of the Day
   
   On November  21, 1903, Harper's Weekly featured a cartoon about President Theodore Roosevelt and the Panama Canal. (See the cartoon and read an explanation.)
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1789    North Carolina became the 12th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.

1877    Inventor Thomas A. Edison unveiled the phonograph.

1922    Rebecca L. Felton of Georgia was sworn in as the first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate.

1969    The Senate voted down the Supreme Court nomination of Clement F. Haynsworth.

1973    President Richard Nixon's attorney, J. Fred Buzhardt, revealed the existence of an 18 1/2-minute gap in one of the White House tape recordings related to Watergate.

1980    A fire at the MGM Grand Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas killed 87 people.

1985    Former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst Jonathan Jay Pollard was arrested, accused of spying for Israel. (He later pleaded guilty and is serving a life sentence.)

1989    The proceedings of Britain's House of Commons were televised live for the first time.

1991    The U.N. Security Council chose Boutros Boutros-Ghali of Egypt to be secretary-general.

1995    The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 5,000 for the first time.

2000    The Florida Supreme Court granted Democrat Al Gore's request to keep the presidential election recount going.

2001    Ottilie Lundgren, a 94-year-old resident of Oxford, Conn., died of inhalation anthrax. The source of the anthrax has never been determined.

2002    NATO sought to expand its membership into the borders of the former Soviet Union as it invited seven former communist countries to join the alliance: Slovenia, Slovakia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania and Bulgaria.

2004    Donald Trump's casino empire filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

2004    The NBA suspended Indiana's Ron Artest for the rest of the season following a brawl in the stands during a game against the Detroit Pistons.

2005    Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon broke away from the hardline Likud with the intention of forming a new party.

2007    Officials announced the recall of more than a half-million pieces of Chinese-made children's jewelry contaminated with lead.

Current Birthdays

Cherry Jones turns 53 years old today.

AP Photo/Evan Agostini Actress Cherry Jones turns 53 years old today.


89    Stan Musial
Baseball Hall of Famer

82    Joseph Campanella
Actor

76    Jean Shepard
Country singer

75    Laurence Luckinbill
Actor

72    Marlo Thomas
Actress ("That Girl")

70    Rick Lenz
Actor

69    Dr. John
Musician

69    Natalia Makarova
Ballet dancer

68    Juliet Mills
Actress

66    Phil Bredesen
Governor of Tennessee

65    Marcy Carsey
TV producer

65    Richard Durbin
U.S. senator, D-Ill.

65    Earl Monroe
Basketball Hall of Famer

65    Harold Ramis
Writer, actor

64    Goldie Hawn
Actress

63    Andrew Davis
Director

61    Lonnie Jordan
Rock musician (War)

59    Livingston Taylor
Singer

57    Lorna Luft
Actress

49    Brian Ritchie
Rock musician (Violent Femmes)

47    Steven Curtis Chapman
Gospel singer

46    Nicollette Sheridan
Actress ("Desperate Housewives")

44    Bjork
Rock singer, actress

43    Troy Aikman
Football Hall of Famer, sportscaster

41    Chauncey Hannibal
R&B singer (BLACKstreet)

41    Alex James
Rock musician (Blur)

40    Ken Griffey Jr.
Baseball player

38    Pretty Lou
Rapper (Lost Boyz)

35    Kelsi Osborn
Country singer (SHeDAISY)

25    Lindsey Haun
Singer, actress

25    Jena Malone
Actress

Historic Birthdays

Coleman Hawkins

11/21/1904 - 5/19/1969
American jazz musician
(Go to obit.)

83    Francois Voltaire
11/21/1694 - 5/30/1778
French writer

67    William Beaumont
11/21/1785 - 4/25/1853
American army surgeon

77    Sir Samuel Cunard
11/21/1787 - 4/28/1865
British shipbuilder

80    Hetty Green
11/21/1834 - 7/3/1916
American financier

81    Sir Harold Nicolson
11/21/1886 - 5/1/1968
English author and diplomat

68    Rene Magritte
11/21/1898 - 8/15/1967
Belgian painter

69    Eleanor Powell
11/21/1912 - 2/11/1982
American dancer

81    Sid Luckman
11/21/1916 - 7/5/1998
American football coach


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