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Once Upon A Time – November 21 – 2017 – Robert Mugabe’s Resignation After 37 Years In Power Is Read Out In Zimbabwe’s Parliaments

164 BC During Maccabbean revolt Judas Maccabaeus recaptures Jersusalem and rededicates the Second Temple, commemorated since as Jewish festival Hanukkah

1818 Russia’s Tsar Alexander I petitions for a Jewish state in Palestine

1906 China prohibits the opium trade

1970 General Hafez al-Assad becomes Prime Minister of Syria following a military coup

1971 Battle of Garibpur: Indian troops aided by the Mukti Bahini, Bengali guerrillas, defeat the army of Pakistan

2017 Robert Mugabe’s resignation after 37 years in power is read out in Zimbabwe’s parliaments during impeachment proceedings

Historical Events Today

Today In Film & Tv

1976 “Rocky” directed by John G. Avildsen and starring Sylvester Stallone premieres in New York (Best Picture 1977)

Today In Music

1937 Dmitri Shostakovich’s 5th Symphony premieres in Lenningrad, with the ovation lasting over an hour

Today In Sport

1905 1st match ever played in the Australian National Tennis Championships

More Facts….

1917 Maxim Gorky calls Vladimir Lenin a blind fanatic and unthinking adventurer

1837 Thomas Morris of Australia skips rope 22,806 times

Famous Weddings

1982 Canadian singer Joni Mitchell (39) weds American bassist Larry Klein (26) in Malibu, California; divorce in 1994

1983 Actor Ed Harris (33) weds actress Amy Madigan (33)

1983 NY Ranger Ron Greschner marries model Carol Alt


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