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What is Today v3 sepia 300KENTUCKY (11/21/13) – What happened today? Here's a list of a few notable events that occured on this day in history.

164 BC – Judas Maccabaeus, son of Mattathias of the Hasmonean family, restores the Temple in Jerusalem. This event is commemorated each year by the festival of Hanukkah.

1620 – Mayflower Compact signed by Pilgrims in Cape Cod

1898 – Birthday – René Magritte, Belgian surrealistic painter (This is Not a Pipe)

1942 – Tweety Bird, aka Tweety Pie, debuts in "Tale of Two Kitties"

1946 – Harry Truman becomes first US president to travel in a submerged submarine

1962 – Birthday – Steven Curtis Chapman, Christian music singer-songwriter (The Great Adventure, Live Out Loud)

1965 – Birthday – Björk, Iceland, singer (Oh So Quiet, Army of Me)

1973 – Pete Rose wins National League MVP

1981 – Olivia Newton-John's "Physical," single goes #1 and stays for 10 weeks

1984 – Birthday – Jena Malone, actress (Donnie Darko, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire)

1987 – Actress Demi Moore weds actor Bruce Willis at The Little White Chapel in Las Vegas

1996 – Virginia Downing, actress (Gig, BUtterfield 8), dies at 92

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