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Today's Anniversary – Tuesday, November 21


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Births

* 1965 Bjork Guomundsdottir Icelandic singer and actress.
* 1964 Liza Tarbuck English actress and television presenter, daughter of Jimmy Tarbuck.
* 1962 Steven Curtis Chapman Contemporary Christian musician who has won five Grammy awards and more Gospel Music Association awards than any other artist in history.
* 1944 Richard Durbin Senior U S Senator from Illinois, a Democrat, and is now Democratic Whip, the second highest position in the party leadership in the Senate.
* 1935 Fairuz Lebanese singer.
* 1932 Beryl Bainbridge English novelist who had been shortlisted five times for the Booker Prize.
* 1914 Henri Laborit French physician, writer and philosopher.
* 1902 Isaac Bashevis Singer Polish-American writer of short stories and novels in Yiddish; he used his mother's name in devising his penname "Bashevis".
* 1889 Hugh Kingsmill English biographer, literary critic, fiction-writer and anthologist.
* 1886 Harold Nicolson English diplomat, author, diarist and politician.
* 1870 Alexander Berkman Prominent Russian-born anarchist, and a close associate of Emma Goldman.
* 1863 Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch Cornish writer, who published under the pen name of Q.
* 1854 Pope Benedict XV Born Giacomo della Chiesa, reigned as Pope of the Roman Catholic Church from September 3, 1914 to January 22, 1922.
* 1849 Paul Ree German author and philosopher who was a friend of Friedrich Nietzsche.
* 1787 Bryan Procter English poet, and father of Adelaide Anne Procter.
* 1768 Friedrich Schleiermacher German theologian and philosopher known for his attempt to reconcile the criticisms of the Enlightenment with traditional Protestant orthodoxy.
* 1694 Voltaire Famous using his pen name Voltaire, was a French writer, deist and philosopher.

Deaths

 1999 Quentin Crisp Born Denis Charles Pratt, was an English writer, artist's model, actor and raconteur who was known for his memorable and insightful witticisms.
 1997 Julian Jaynes American psychologist, best known for his book The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind (1976).
 1996 Abdus Salam Pakistani theoretical physicist who received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1979 for his work in electroweak theory which is the mathematical and conceptual synthesis of the electromagnetic and weak interactions, the latest stage reached until now on the path towards a unification theory describing the fundamental forces of nature.
 1969 Norman Lindsay Australian artist, sculptor, writer, editorial cartoonist and scale modeler, as well as being a highly talented boxer.
 1945 Robert Benchley American humorist, critic and actor.
 1907 Paula Modersohn-Becker German painter, was one of the most important representatives of early Expressionism.
 1886 Charles Francis Adams American lawyer, politician, diplomat and writer; the son of President John Quincy Adams and Louisa Catherine Johnson and the grandson of President John Adams and Abigail Adams.
 1835 James Hogg Often known as The Ettrick Shepherd, was a self-educated Scottish poet, novelist, short-story writer and journalist.
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