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 - Voltaire
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1694: Author and philosopher François-Marie Arouet, who wrote "Candide" and other philosophical works, as well as plays and historiographies, under the pen name Voltaire, is born in Paris, France.

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