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This Day in History: November 21

November 21: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 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.
  2. 1620 - Plymouth Colony settlers sign the Mayflower Compact (November 11, O.S.).
  3. 1789 - North Carolina ratifies the United States Constitution and is admitted as the 12th U.S. state.
  4. 1877 - Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record and play sound.
  5. 1922 - Rebecca Latimer Felton of Georgia takes the oath of office, becoming the first female United States Senator.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Voltaire (French philosopher), Josiah Bartlett (American physician and politician, 6th Governor of New Hampshire, signer of the United States Declaration of Independence), René Magritte (Belgian painter), Henry Hartsfield (American astronaut), Lewis H. Morgan (American anthropologist)

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