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 - Earl Monroe
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1944: Basketball Hall of Famer Earl Monroe, whose flamboyant dribbling, passing, and play-making earned him the nickname "Earl the Pearl," is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Monroe won NBA Rookie of the Year in 1968 with the Baltimore Bullets and won an NBA championship in 1973 with the New York Knicks.

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