Tucker Paving Inc. got its corporate start officially in Winter Haven, Fla., on Nov. 21, 1994 — or 21 years and four months ago. We thought it would be fun to go back, with the help of the very useful World Wide Web, and look up the things that were going on around the world in just our incorporation month alone. So, we did, and here’s a very abbreviated list focusing on some of the more positive and pop culture events of November 1994:

• Nov. 4 — The United Center in Chicago opens. The Bulls beat the Charlotte Hornets, 89-83.

• Nov. 4 — San Francisco hosts the first conference that focuses exclusively on the subject of the commercial potential of the World Wide Web.

• Nov. 5 — The space probe Ulyssus completes the first passage behind the sun.

• Nov. 5 — Tony Rominger bicycles a world record for a distance covered in one hour for the second time (55.291 kilometers or 34.36 miles).

• Nov. 5 — George Foreman, age 45, KOs Michael Moorer to win boxing’s heavyweight championship.

• Nov. 9 — The chemical element Darmstadtium is discovered.

• Nov. 11 — Microsoft’s Bill Gates buys Leonardo da Vinci’s “Codex,” an extremely rare scientific journal, for $30.8 million.

• Nov. 13 — Dale Earnhardt wins the 44th NASCAR Sprint Cup.

• Nov. 14 — The first trains for the public run in the Channel Tunnel under the English Channel.

• Nov. 29 — Seoul, Korea, celebrates the 600th anniversary of its founding.

• Nov. 30 — The Beatles’ first album in 25 years, “Live at the BBC,” is released in Britain.

Top songs: “I’ll Make Love to You,” Boyz II Men; “Livin on Love,” Alan Jackson; “Shut Up and Kiss Me,” Mary Chapin Carpenter.

Top movies: “Star Trek: Generations,” “Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles,” “Frankenstein” (remake), and “The Santa Clause.”

TV favorites: “Seinfeld,” “Friends,” “ER,” “Roseanne,” “Grace Under Fire,” “Home Improvement,” “NYPD Blue,” and “Murder, She Wrote.”

Interesting, indeed.

Sources: OnThisDay.com, Billboard.com, and Nielsen Media Research (via Wikipedia.org)