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Tuesday, November 21, 2017.

World events on this day in the Menzies Era
  • 1949 - Bill Veeck sells Indians for $22 million
  • 1952 - 1st US postage stamp in 2 colors (rotary process) introduced
  • 1952 - Dodgers pitcher Joe Black wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1953 - "Pitdown Man," discovered in 1912 proved to be a hoax
  • 1953 - WKJG TV channel 33 in Ft Wayne, IN (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1955 - Argentina asks Panama for return of ex-president Perón
  • 1955 - KTVO TV channel 3 in Ottumwa-Kirksville, IA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1956 - Don Newcombe, wins NL MVP & 1st-ever Cy Young Award
  • 1959 - Jack Benny (violin) & Richard Nixon (piano) play their famed duet
  • 1960 - Bob Scheffing signs to manage Tigers after Casey Stengel turns it down
  • 1963 - JFK flies to Texas
  • 1964 - "Something More!" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 15 perfs
  • 1964 - "Zizi" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • 1964 - Pope Paul VI signs 3rd sitting of 2nd Vatican council
  • 1964 - World's longest suspension bridge "Verrazano Narrows" opens (NYC)
  • 1965 - 1st freighter arrives in Ashdod Port Israel
  • 1965 - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1966 - Dutch govt of Zijlstra forms
  • 1967 - Phillip & Jay Kunz fly a kite a record 28,000 feet
  • 1968 - Cin trades shortstop Leo Cardenas to Twins for pitcher Jim Merritt
  • 1968 - Supremes & Temptations release "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me"
  • 1968 - Yoko Ono suffers a miscarriage
  • 1969 - KXIX (now KVCT) TV channel 19 in Victoria, TX (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • 1969 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1970 - NY Knicks 1st game against Cleve Cavalier, Knicks win 102-94 at MSG
  • 1971 - NY Rangers scores a NHL record 8 goals in 1 period
  • 1971 - Richard Baker becomes teacher of SF Zen Center
  • 1972 - Red Sox Carlton Fisk wins AL Rookie of Year, Mets Jon Matlack wins NL