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  • Berlin, Germany
    Friday Nov 21, 1806

    Napoleon

    Berlin Decree

    Berlin, Germany
    Friday Nov 21, 1806

    Following his triumph, Napoleon imposed the first elements of the Continental System through the Berlin Decree issued in November 1806. The Continental System, which prohibited European nations from trading with Britain, was widely violated throughout his reign.




  • Auschitz, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (Present-Day Czech Republic)
    Thursday Nov 21, 1889

    Audrey Hepburn

    Father Joseph

    Auschitz, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (Present-Day Czech Republic)
    Thursday Nov 21, 1889

    Audrey's father, Joseph Victor Anthony Ruston (21 November 1889 – 16 October 1980), was a British subject born in Auschitz, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary. He was the son of Victor John George Ruston, of British and Austrian background, and Anna Wels, who was of Austrian origin and born in Kovarce.




  • Lüshunkou District, Dalian, Liaoning, China
    Wednesday Nov 21, 1894

    First Sino-Japanese War

    Taking the City of Lüshunkou

    Lüshunkou District, Dalian, Liaoning, China
    Wednesday Nov 21, 1894

    By 21 November 1894, the Japanese had taken the city of Lüshunkou (Port Arthur) with minimal resistance and suffering minimal casualties.




  • Guang'an, Sichuan, China
    Tuesday Nov 21, 1911

    Xinhai Revolution

    Organizing The Great Han Shu Northern Military Government

    Guang'an, Sichuan, China
    Tuesday Nov 21, 1911

    On 21 November, Guang'an organized the Great Han Shu northern Military Government.




  • Dublin, Ireland
    Sunday Nov 21, 1920

    Irish War of Independence

    There was a day of dramatic bloodshed in Dublin

    Dublin, Ireland
    Sunday Nov 21, 1920

    Then, on 21 November 1920, there was a day of dramatic bloodshed in Dublin. In the early morning, Collins' Squad attempted to wipe out the leading British intelligence operatives in the capital. The Squad shot 19 people, killing 14 and wounding 5. These consisted of British Army officers, police officers and civilians. The dead included members of the Cairo Gang and a courts-martial officer, and were killed at different places around Dublin.




  • Cork, Ireland
    Sunday Nov 21, 1920

    Irish War of Independence

    Bloody Sunday

    Cork, Ireland
    Sunday Nov 21, 1920

    About 300 people had been killed by late 1920, but the conflict escalated in November. On Bloody Sunday in Dublin, 21 November 1920, fourteen British intelligence operatives were assassinated in the morning; then in the afternoon the RIC opened fire on a crowd at a Gaelic football match, killing fourteen civilians and wounding 65. A week later, seventeen Auxiliaries were killed by the IRA in the Kilmichael Ambush in County Cork.




  • China
    Sunday Nov 21, 1948

    Chinese Civil War

    Pingjin Campaign

    China
    Sunday Nov 21, 1948

    The Pingjin Campaign resulted in the Communist conquest of northern China. It lasted 64 days, from 21 November 1948, to 31 January 1949.


  • Texas, U.S.
    Thursday Nov 21, 1974

    George W. Bush

    Physical exam failure

    Texas, U.S.
    Thursday Nov 21, 1974

    In 1972, Bush was suspended from flying for failure to take a scheduled physical exam. He was honorably discharged from the Air Force Reserve on November 21, 1974.


  • United Kingdom
    Friday Nov 21, 1975

    Freddie Mercury

    Love of My Life

    United Kingdom
    Friday Nov 21, 1975

    He also wrote several songs about Austin, including "Love of My Life".


  • Karratha, Western Australia
    Wednesday Nov 21, 1979

    Red Dog (Pilbara)

    Poisoned

    Karratha, Western Australia
    Wednesday Nov 21, 1979

    Although Red Dog was well liked, it is believed that he was deliberately poisoned in 1979 with strychnine.


  • Udbina, Croatia
    Monday Nov 21, 1994

    Croatian War of Independence

    NATO attacked the Udbina

    Udbina, Croatia
    Monday Nov 21, 1994

    On November 21, NATO attacked the Udbina airfield controlled by the RSK, temporarily disabling runways. Following the Udbina strike, NATO continued to launch strikes in the area.


  • Udbina, Croatia
    Monday Nov 21, 1994

    Bosnian War

    NATO aircraft attacked the Udbina airfield

    Udbina, Croatia
    Monday Nov 21, 1994

    NATO aircraft attacked the Udbina airfield in Serb-held Croatia on 21 November, in response to attacks launched from that airfield against targets in the Bihac area of Bosnia and Herzegovina.


  • Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 21, 1995

    Bosnian War

    The war ended with the Dayton Peace Agreement

    Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 21, 1995

    The war ended with the Dayton Peace Agreement signed on 21 November 1995.


  • U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 21, 2000

    Eminem

    Angry Blonde

    U.S.
    Tuesday Nov 21, 2000

    On November 21, 2000, Eminem published Angry Blonde, a non-fiction book featuring commentary of several of his own songs, along with several previously unpublished photographs.


  • Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 21, 2001

    Microsoft

    Xbox Release

    Redmond, Washington, U.S.
    Wednesday Nov 21, 2001

    The company released the Xbox later that year, entering the video game console market dominated by Sony and Nintendo.


  • U.S. and United Kingdom
    Thursday Nov 21, 2002

    James Bond

    Die Another Day

    U.S. and United Kingdom
    Thursday Nov 21, 2002

    Die Another Day is a 2002 spy film and the twentieth film in the James Bond series produced by Eon Productions. It was produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, and directed by Lee Tamahori.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Nov 21, 2008

    Flag of the United States

    The Star-Spangled Banner: The Flag That Inspired the National Anthem

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Nov 21, 2008

    Following the reopening of the National Museum of American History on November 21, 2008, the flag is now on display in a special exhibition, "The Star-Spangled Banner: The Flag That Inspired the National Anthem" where it rests at a 10 degree angle in dim light for conservation purposes.


  • Madrid, Spain
    Saturday Nov 21, 2015

    Lionel Messi

    Substitutional in El Clásico

    Madrid, Spain
    Saturday Nov 21, 2015

    After a knee injury, Messi returned to the pitch on 21 November, making a substitute appearance in Barcelona's 4–0 away win over rivals Real Madrid in El Clásico.


  • Qatar
    Monday Nov 21, 2022

    FIFA World Cup

    Not in summer

    Qatar
    Monday Nov 21, 2022

    The 2022 World Cup hosted by Qatar will be the first tournament to not be held in summer time in which it is usually held. It will take place from November 21 to December 18, 2022.


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