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 - 2000 presidential election
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2000: The Florida Supreme Court grants Al Gore's request to keep the presidential recounts going, extending the deadline for amended returns from hand recounts in four Florida counties (Broward, Miami Dade, Palm Beach, and Volusia) to Nov. 26. The decision would later be vacated by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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