Friday, November 20, 2009

November 21st

164 BC: Judah Maccabee restores the Temple in Jerusalem. This event is commemorated each year by the festival of Hanukkah and about 17 anti-Israel U.N. resolutions.

1861: Confederate President Jefferson Davis appoints the Jewish Judah Benjamin secretary of war confusing members of the KKK for generations to come.

1964: The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge opens, defying all the engineering experts who predicted no one would ever willingly go to Staten Island.

2002: NATO invites Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia to become members. But the effort is foiled when it turns out NATO forgot to add a stamped response envelope.


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