November 21st was the day in history when…
1989: President Bush signed a law to ban smoking on most domestic flights. As Americans became more aware of the hazards of smoking, it was restricted in public places more and more. On this date, it became illegal to smoke on domestic and international flights lasting six hours or less.
1980: It was revealed who shot J.R. Ewing on “Dallas”. The episode resolved the season three cliffhanger in which J.R. was shot. The summer had been filled with speculation as to who pulled the trigger and why. Ewing had many enemies, and on this date it was finally revealed who tried to do him in. The shooter was Kristin, Sue Ellen’s sister. As he was about to call the police Kristen told J.R. that she was pregnant with his baby, and if arrested she would tell reveal it to everyone. To prevent another scandal, J.R. decided to let her go.
1620: The Pilgrims reached America. After a long voyage, and one death among the travelers, the Pilgrims reached what would become known as Cape Cod, Massachusetts. They landed in Provincetown Harbor, where they moored their vessel and came ashore. The Mayflower had originally been destined for the Hudson River, near the colony of Virginia. As winter approached the ship drifted off course, landing in New England instead.
1969: Ken Griffey, Jr. – professional baseball player
1966: Troy Aikman– professional football player
1963: Nicolette Sheridan – actress
1945: Goldie Hawn – actress
1929: Dick Clark – host, American Bandstand
1925: Robert F. Kennedy – Senator, NY
Notable People Lost:
1996: Virginia Downing – actress
1993: Bill Bixby – actor
1963: Robert Stroud – “bird man of Alcatraz”
1941: Juanita Spellini – first woman executed in California
Odd Holidays (There’s Always Something to Celebrate!):
World Hello Day
National Stuffing Day
Thought for the day: If Mars had Earthquakes would they be called Marsquakes?
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