TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - KICKOFF -

Nov. 21, 1922

Re­becca L. Fel­ton, a Ge­or­gia Demo­crat, was sworn in as the first woman to serve in the U.S. Se­nate; her term, the re­sult of an in­terim ap­point­ment, ended the fol­low­ing day as Wal­ter F. Ge­orge, the win­ner of a spe­cial elec­tion, took of­fice.

ALSO ON THIS DATE 1934

The Cole Porter mu­si­cal “Any­thing Goes,” star­ring Ethel Mer­man as Reno Sweeney, opened on Broad­way.

1974

Bombs ex­ploded at a pair of pubs in Birm­ing­ham, Eng­land, killing 21 peo­ple. (Six sus­pects were con­victed of the at­tack, but the con­vic­tions of the so-called “Birm­ing­ham Six” were over­turned in 1991.)

1980

An es­ti­mated 83 mil­lion TV view­ers tuned in to the CBS prime-time soap opera “Dal­las” to find out “who shot J.R.” (The shooter turned out to be J.R. Ewing’s sis­ter-in-law, Kristin Shep­ard.)

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