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NOVEMBER 21

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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1926 Joseph McKenna (Pennsylvania-born Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court) Pennsylvania Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
1954 William S. Beardsley (Governor of Iowa: Killed in an Automobile Accident) Iowa Automobiles State Historical Society of Iowa
1963 Robert Stroud (Seattle-born Inmate of Alcatraz Prisoner: Ornithologist, Birdman of Alcatraz) Seattle, Washington Prisons Birds Birdman of Alcatraz
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235 Anterus Is Elected Pope Catholic Popes Concordia
1861 Judah Benjamin Appointed Confederate Secretary of War Judah Benjamin American Civil War History Channel
1918 Germany's High Seas Fleet Surrenders at Scotland's Firth of Forth in Scotland Germany Scotland Naval History World War I BBC
1920 Members of the Irish Republican Army Shoot and Kill 14 British Soldiers England Ireland Terrorism Death BBC
1945 Town of Thin Gravy, Texas Changes Its Name to Truman in Honor of the New President Texas President Harry S. Truman Texas State Historical Association
1963 President Kennedy Dedicates the Aerospace Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas Texas John F. Kennedy Kennedy Library
1967 President Lyndon B. Johnson Signs The Air Quality Act Lyndon Johnson Air Quality Johnson Presidential Library
1968 A Bomb Explodes in the Physical Education at West Virginia's Bluefield State College West Virginia Education Terrorism Bluefield State College West Virginia Archives
1973 Richard Nixon White House Discloses 18 1/2 Minute Gap in Watergate Tapes The Watergate Affair New York Times
1975 Senate Report Implicates U.S. in Assassinations U.S. Senate The Cold War Crime Law & Legal Resources History Channel
1979 U.S. Embassy in Pakistan Attacked & Set Afire Pakistan U.S. History Terrorism BBC
1984 Americans Protest of Apartheid Outside South African Embassy in Washington, D.C. South Africa Washington, D.C. Apartheid African American Registry
1985 Reagan and Gorbachev Conclude Summit in Geneva, Switzerland Switzerland Mikhail Gorbachev President Reagan Cold War bbc
1986 Oliver North Begins Shredding Iran-Contra Documents Iran-Contra Scandal Crime History Channel
1991 U.N. Security Council Chooses Egypt's Boutros Boutros-Ghali As New Secretary-General United Nations Egyptian Political and Social Leaders New York Times
New Republic of Macedonia Ratifies Its Constitution Macedonia Bates College
1993 U.S. House Defeats Bill to Make Washington, D.C. the 51st State Washington, D.C. U.S. Congress U.S. History DC Vote
1995 In Dayton, Ohio, a Peace Settlement Is Reached for Bosnia Herzegovina Bosnia Herzegovina Ohio Historic Documents BBC
France Detonates Underground Nuclear Test France Nuclear Weapons Geoscience Australia
2000 Florida Supreme Court Grants Democrats' Request to Continue Recounting Presidential Ballots Florida 2000 Presidential Election The American Presidency Politics CNN
2002 NATO Invites Seven Former Soviet Bloc Countries to Join the Alliance NATO Soviet Union European History CNN

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