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home : extras : e-extras November 29, 2020

11/21/2020 1:25:00 PM
Today In History - November 21

Reprinted By Permission
From OnThisDay.com


Today in History in 1620 the Mayflower Compact was signed by Pilgrims in Cape Cod; in 1920 Major League Baseball outfielder  Stan Musial (St. Louis Cardinals, seven times NL Bat Champ) was born in Donora Pennsylvania;  and in 1971 Michael Strahan, NY Giants defensive end for 14 years, Hall of Famer (2014) was born in Houston, Texas.

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 164 BC - Judas Maccabaeus, son of Mattathias of the Hasmonean family, restores the Temple in Jerusalem. This event is commemorated each year by the festival of Hanukkah.
  • 1620 - Mayflower Compact signed by Pilgrims in Cape Cod, [O.S. Nov 11]
  • 1791 - Colonel Napoléon Bonaparte is promoted to full general and appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Armies of the French Republic.
  • 1906 - China prohibits opium trade
  • 1971 - Indian troops partly aided by Mukti Bahini (Bengali guerrillas) defeat the Pakistan army in the Battle of Garibpur.



Famous Birthdays

  • 1694 - Voltaire, [Francois-Marie Arouet], France, writer, essayist, philosopher and playwright (Candide) (d. 1778)
  • 1785 - William Beaumont, Lebanon, Connecticut, surgeon (Father of gastric physiology), (d. 1853)
  • 1834 - Henrietta (Hetty) Green, New Bedford, Massachusetts, financier (Witch of Wall Street), (d. 1916)
  • 1860 - Tom Horn, Scotland County Missouri, American gunman and outlaw
  • 1920 - Stan Musial, Donora Pennsylvania, MLB outfielder (St Louis Cardinal, 7 times NL bat champ)
  • 1927 - Joseph Campanella, NYC, actor (Dr Steffen-The Nurses, Lou-Mannix)
  • 1945 - Goldie Hawn, Takoma Park Md, actress (Laugh-in, Private Benjamin)
  • 1963 - Nicollette Sheridan, Worthing England, actress (Paige-Knots Landing)
  • 1969 - Ken Griffey, Jr., Donora, Pennsylvania, American baseball center fielder (Seattle Mariners, MVP 1997)
  • 1971 – Michael Strahan, Houston, Texas, retired football defensive end who spent his entire 14-year career playing for the New York Giants, co-host of Live with Kelly and Michael, February 1, 2014, he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Famous Weddings

  • 1983 - NY Ranger Ron Greschner marries model Carol Alt
  • 1983 - Actor Ed Harris (33) weds actress Amy Madigan (33)
  • 1987 - Actress Demi Moore weds actor Bruce Willis at The Little White Chapel in Las Vegas
  • 2013 - Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt (34) weds actor Brian Hallisay (34)

Famous Deaths

  • 1924 - Florence Harding, American First Lady (b. 1860)
  • 1941 - Henrietta Vinton Davis American elocutionist, dramatist, impersonator, public speaker (b. 1860)
  • 1942 - J. B. M. Hertzog [Barry Hertzog], South African Premier (1914-39), dies at 76
  • 1963 - Robert Stroud, "bird man of Alcatraz", dies
  • 2011 - Anne McCaffrey, sci-fi author, dies at 85


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