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 - Joe DiMaggio
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Baseball Hall of Fame

1934: The New York Yankees purchase the contract of Joe DiMaggio from the San Francisco Seals of the Pacific Coast League in exchange for $25,000 and five players, with the Seals keeping him for the 1935 season. He would go on to bat .398 with 154 RBIs and 34 home runs, leading the Seals to the 1935 PCL title and being named the PCL's Most Valuable Player, before going on to debut with the Yankees in May 1936. He would help the Yankees to World Series titles in each of his first four seasons with them, en route to a 13-year Hall of Fame career that included a total of nine championships.

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