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 - Australian Open
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1905: The first game ever played in the tennis tournament eventually known as the Australian Open takes place. The tournament was first known as the Australasian Championships and then became the Australian Championships in 1927 and the Australian Open in 1969. The tournament was initially staged at the Albert Reserve in Melbourne, on the lawns of the Warehouseman's Cricket Club, with Rodney Heath outlasting a field of 17 competitors for the title.

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