NOVEMBER 21: The Daily Flashback
1877: Thomas A. Edison announced the invention of his phonograph.
1922: Rebecca L. Felton of Georgia was sworn in as the first woman to serve as a member of the U.S. Senate.
1929: Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali had his first art exhibition.
1934: The New York Yankees purchased the contract of Joe DiMaggio from San Francisco of the Pacific Coast League.
1944: The Mutual radio network broadcast the first episode of “The Roy Rogers Show.”
1960: The Beatles’ George Harrison, just 17, was deported from Hamburg, Germany, where the group had been performing at the Kaiserkeller club, for being too young.
1961: Bob Dylan began recording his first album, which was released in March of 1962.
1970: The Partridge Family’s “I Think I Love You” hit No. 1 for the first of three weeks.
1973: President Richard M. Nixon’s attorney, J. Fred Buzhardt, announced the presence of an 18½-minute gap in one of the White House tape recordings related to the Watergate case.
1975: In the UK, Queen’s fourth album, A Night at the Opera – featuring the hits “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “You’re My Best Friend” – was released.
1980: An estimated 83 million viewers tuned in to find out “who shot J.R.” on the CBS prime-time soap opera “Dallas.”
1981: “Physical” by Olivia Newton-John hit No. 1, where it stays for 10 weeks, making it the biggest hit of the year.
1982: Joni Mitchell and Larry Klein, her bass player, were married at manager Elliot Roberts’ home in Malibu, California.
1986: Switched-On Bach, an album of Moog synthesizer interpretations of classical compositions, became just the second classical album certified platinum by the RIAA. The album was released in 1969 by Walter Carlos, who in the late ’70s switched gender, becoming Wendy Carlos.
1987: “Mony Mony” by Billy Idol replaced “I Think We’re Alone Now” by Tiffany at the No. 1 spot on the singles chart. Both songs were originally recorded in the ’60s by Tommy James & The Shondells.
1990: Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall were married in Bali, Indonesia.
1993: The U.S. House of Representatives voted against making the District of Columbia the 51st state.
1995: The Beatles’ Anthology I (including the previously unreleased track “Free As A Bird”) was released, selling 450,000 copies the first day).
2000: Backstreet Boys’ fourth album, Black & Blue, was released.
2011: One Direction’s first album, Up All Night, was released in the U.K.
1904: Coleman Hawkins
1907: Buck Ram
1940: Dr. John
1941: Dave Porter
1950: Livingston Taylor
2017: David Cassidy