On this day: November 21

Published: Nov 20 2012 03:35:16 AM EST   Updated On: Nov 21 2014 02:00:00 AM EST

Thomas Edison announces the phonograph, "Frankenstein" and "Rocky" premiere 45 years apart, Tweety Bird makes his debut, and millions tune in to find out "who shot J.R.," all on this day.

OTD November 21 - Jimmie Johnson
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2010: Jimmie Johnson becomes the first driver ever to win five straight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships after clinching the title with a second-place finish at the season-ending Ford 400 race in Homestead, Fla.

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