spotlight Today in history: Nov. 21 Nov 21, 2019 Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. 1934: Anything Goes In 1934, the Cole Porter musical "Anything Goes," starring Ethel Merman as Reno Sweeney, opened on Broadway. ASSOCIATED PRESS 1967: Lyndon Johnson In 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Air Quality Act. Henry Burroughs 1979: U.S. Embassy Burning in Islamabad In 1979, a mob attacked the U-S Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, killing two Americans. MA 1980: MGM Grand Fire In 1980, 87 people died in a fire at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Reed Saxon 1985: Jonathan Jay Pollard On Nov. 21, 1985, U.S. Navy intelligence analyst Jonathan Jay Pollard was arrested accused of spying for Israel. (Pollard later pleaded guilty to espionage and was sentenced to life in prison; he was released on parole on Nov. 20, 2015.) J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE 1992: Tornado In 1992, a three-day tornado outbreak that struck 13 states began in the Houston area before spreading to the Midwest and eastern U.S.; 26 people were killed. John Bazemore 1994: Bob Packwood In 1992, Sen. Bob Packwood, R-Ore., issued an apology but refused to discuss allegations that he'd made unwelcome sexual advances toward ten women over the years. (Faced with a threat of expulsion, Packwood ended up resigning from the Senate in 1995.) John Duricka 1995: Balkan Leaders In 1995, Balkan leaders meeting in Dayton, Ohio, initialed a peace plan to end three and a-half years of ethnic fighting in Bosnia-Herzegovina (BAHZ'-nee-ah HEHR'-tsuh-goh-vee-nah). H. DEGI DELIC 2001: Anthrax Attacks In 2001, Ottilie (AH'-tih-lee) Lundgren, a 94-year-old resident of Oxford, Conn., died of inhalation anthrax; she was the apparent last victim of a series of anthrax attacks carried out through the mail system. STEVE MILLER 2009: China Mine Explosion Ten years ago: An explosion at the Xinxing coal mine near Hegang city in China killed 108 miners. Anonymous 2009: Climatic Research Unit Email Controversy Ten years ago: The University of East Anglia, in eastern England, reported that hackers had broken into a server at its Climatic Research Unit. (The hackers posted hundreds of private e-mails and documents online, stoking debate on whether some scientists had overstated the case for man-made climate change.) Kirsty Wigglesworth 2009: Michael Jackson Auction Ten years ago: The shimmering, white glove Michael Jackson wore when he premiered his trademark moonwalk dance was auctioned off for $350,000 (plus $70,000 in taxes and fees) at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York's Times Square. Mary Altaffer 2009: Senate Ten years ago: The Senate voted 60-39 to open debate on health care legislation. Jose Luis Magana 2014: Wintry Weather Five years ago: After a three-day onslaught that dumped a historic 7 feet of snow on the Buffalo, New York, area and killed at least 12 people, the sun came out, but so did predictions of flooding caused by rain, temperatures up to 60 degrees and blocked catch basins. Mike Groll View Comments Tags Wire Timegoggles Sweeps History Related to this collection Most Popular +18 News Today in history: Dec. 14 8 hrs ago Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. +25 News Celebrity Birthdays: Dec. 9 Dec 9, 2019 Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Kirk Douglas, Dame Judi Dench, Dick Butkus, John Malkovich, Donny O… +15 News Celebrity Birthdays: Dec. 10 Dec 10, 2019 Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Gloria Loring, Rod Blagojevich, Kenneth Branagh, Nia Peeples, Bobby… +18 News Today in history: Dec. 8 Dec 8, 2019 Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. +14 News Today in history: Dec. 9 Dec 9, 2019 Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. +14 News Today’s top pics: 2019 Kennedy Center Honors and more Dec 9, 2019 Top photos of the day as selected by the Associated Press.. +15 News Today’s top pics: New Zealand Volcano Erupts and more Dec 10, 2019 Top photos of the day as selected by the Associated Press.. +12 News Celebrity Birthdays: Dec. 12 Updated Dec 12, 2019 Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Bob Barker, Dionne Warwick, Bill Nighy, Jennifer Connelly, Mayim Bi… +15 News Today in history: Dec. 12 Updated Dec 12, 2019 Major events that happened around the world on this day in history. +16 News Today in history: Dec. 11 Dec 11, 2019 Major events that happened around the world on this day in history.