On this day: November 21

Published On: Nov 20 2012 02:35:16 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 21 2016 01:00:00 AM CST

Thomas Edison announces the phonograph, "Frankenstein" terrorizes moviegoers, Tweety Bird makes his debut, and millions tune in to find out "who shot J.R.," all on this day.

OTD November 21 - Mel Ott
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1958: Hall of Fame baseball player Mel Ott, who played his entire career for the New York Giants (1926–1947) and was the first National League player to surpass 500 home runs, dies in a car accident at the age of 49 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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