On this day November 21-27, 2021 (week 47) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day November 21-27, 2021 (week 47)

November 21, 2021 - November 27, 2021 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week. This week features fires across Australia, the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, the death of former KGB colonel Alexander Litvinenko, the singer-songwriter Freddie Mercury, the first Thanksgiving feast in North America, the Warsaw Ghetto and the Lipizzaner horses of Vienna

November 21, 2019: Firefighters battled at least 200 fires across Australia. New South Wales was the hardest hit state, with the city of Sydney blanketed in thick smoke

November 22, 1963: U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. The gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald, targeted Kennedy’s motorcade as it drove through the city

November 23, 2006: Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko died in London from radiation poisoning. The former KGB colonel was an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin

November 24, 1991: Freddie Mercury, flamboyant lead singer-songwriter of the rock band Queen, died from AIDS. He was the first major rock star to die from the disease

November 25, 1621: Tradition has it that the first Thanksgiving, a harvest feast shared by English colonists and the Native American Wampanoag people, was celebrated

November 26, 1940: The Warsaw Ghetto was walled off, sealing in more than 400,000 Jewish residents, many of whom were subsequently deported to Nazi extermination camps

November 27, 1992: The world-famous troupe of Lipizzaner horses from the Spanish Riding School in Vienna was saved when fire damaged the Hofburg Palace in the city

PUBLISHED: 07/11/2021; DESIGN: Phil Bainbridge; PICTURE RESEARCH: Julie Mullins; EVENT SELECTION: Fiona Roberts and Susan Shepherd; PROOFING: Julie Mullins; TECHNICAL CONSTRUCTION: Fiona Roberts;; STORY: Julie Mullins; PICTURES: Newscom, Getty, Associated Press