History of 21 November

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  • 1992 – U.S. Senator Bob Packwood, issued an apology but refused to discuss allegations that he’d made unwelcome sexual advances toward 10 women in past years.
  • 1993 – The U.S. House of Representatives voted against making the District of Columbia the 51st state.
  • 1994 – NATO warplanes bombed an air base in Serb-held Croatia that was being used by Serb planes to raid the Bosnian “safe area” of Bihac.
  • 1995 – France detonated its fourth underground nuclear blast at a test site in the South Pacific.
  • 1995 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above the 5,000-mark (5,023.55) for the first time.
  • 1999 – China announced that it had test-launched an unmanned space capsule that was designed for manned spaceflight.
  • 2000 – The Florida Supreme Court granted Al Gore’s request to keep the presidential recounts going.
  • 2001 – Microsoft Corp. proposed giving $1 billion in computers, software, training and cash to more than 12,500 of the poorest schools in the U.S. The offer was intended as part of a deal to settle most of the company’s private antitrust lawsuits.
  • 2002 – NATO invited Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia to become members.
  • 2013 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 16,000 for the first time.
  • 2014 – A stampede in Kwekwe, Zimbabwe caused by the police firing tear gas kills at least eleven people and injures 40 others.
  • 2015 – The government of Belgium imposed a security lockdown on Brussels, including the closure of shops, schools, public transportation, due to potential terrorist attacks.
  • 2017 – Robert Mugabe formally resigns as President of Zimbabwe, after thirty-seven years in office.
  • 2019 – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is indicted on charges of bribery, fraud, and breach of trust.[

Celebrating Birthady Today

  • 1981 – Wesley Britt, American football player
  • 1981 – Ainārs Kovals, Latvian javelin thrower
  • 1981 – Jonny Magallón, Mexican footballer
  • 1982 – Ioana Ciolacu, Romanian fashion designer
  • 1982 – Georgios Kalogiannidis, Greek archer
  • 1983 – Jamie Langley, English rugby player
  • 1984 – Álvaro Bautista, Spanish motorcycle racer
  • 1984 – Jena Malone, American actress and singer
  • 1985 – Carly Rae Jepsen, Canadian singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1985 – Jesús Navas, Spanish footballer
  • 1985 – Nicola Silvestri, Italian footballer
  • 1986 – Colleen Ballinger, American comedian, actress, and singer
  • 1986 – Ben Bishop, American ice hockey player
  • 1986 – Kristof Goddaert, Belgian cyclist (d. 2014)
  • 1987 – Stefan Glarner, Swiss footballer
  • 1987 – Eesha Karavade, Indian chess player
  • 1988 – Len Väljas, Canadian skier
  • 1988 – Preston Zimmerman, American soccer player
  • 1989 – Will Buckley, English footballer
  • 1989 – Dárvin Chávez, Mexican footballer
  • 1989 – Justin Tucker, American football player
  • 1989 – Fabian Delph, English footballer
  • 1990 – Dani King, English cyclist
  • 1990 – Georgie Twigg, English field hockey player
  • 1991 – Almaz Ayana, Ethiopian sprinter
  • 1991 – Lewis Dunk, English footballer
  • 1991 – Peni Terepo, New Zealand rugby league player
  • 1992 – Conor Maynard, English singer-songwriter
  • 1994 – Saúl Ñíguez, Spanish footballer