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 - Frankenstein
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1931: The horror movie "Frankenstein," starring Boris Karloff as Frankenstein's monster, premieres in theaters. The movie, an adaptation of the Mary Shelley novel of the same name, would prove to be a huge critical and box office hit, spawning multiple sequels and becoming one of the most iconic horror films in movie history.

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