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21 November

235 – Rome – Anterus became Pope. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Anterus

1386 – Caucasus – Battle of Tbilisi (Timur’s Invasion of Georgia). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timur%27s_invasions_of_Georgia


1783 – France – First untethered hot air balloon flight in Paris by Jean François Pilâtre de Rozier & François Laurent, in a Montgolfier brothers balloon. https://youtu.be/jjqdgbFGFiE http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montgolfier_brothers

1789 – USA – North Carolina became the 12th State. http://www.50states.com/ncarolin.htm#.Vk_yPtInzcs


1877 – USA – Thomas Edison announced invention of Phonograph. https://youtu.be/D-aHY4oobCA https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phonograph#First_phonograph

1894 – Manchuria – Battle of Lushunkou & Port Arthur massacre (First Sino-Japanese War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Lushunkou https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Arthur_massacre_(China)

1900 – Columbia/Panama – 1000 Days War ended. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thousand_Days%27_War


1916 – Aegean Sea – HMHS Britannic sank after hitting a mine, 30 killed (WWI). https://youtu.be/d3VvwSjQIvw WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMHS_Britannic

1918 – Republic of Estonia – Flag of Estonia adopted. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Estonia

1918 – Poland – Lwów Pogrom began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lw%C3%B3w_pogrom_(1918)


1920 – Ireland – “Bloody Sunday” at Croke Park, Dublin, 30 killed (Irish War of Independence). http://youtu.be/2jMIv9UbI9I https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloody_Sunday_(1920)

1922 – USA – Rebecca Latimer Felton became first female US Senator. http://www.senate.gov/artandhistory/history/common/generic/Speeches_Felton.htm

1927 – USA – Columbine Mine Massacre, 6 killed. https://libcom.org/history/1927-colorado-miners-strike-and-columbine-mine-massacre

1930 – Spain – SANA plane crashed off Cap de Creus, 6 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19301121-1

1933 – Ukraine – Kalinin Design Bureau plane crashed near Kharkov, 15 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19331121-0

1941 – USSR – Battle of Rostov began (WWII). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Rostov_(1941)


1942 – Canada – Alaska Highway dedicated. https://youtu.be/3sDHe2qHHw4 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Highway

1942 – USA – Atlantic Airmotive plane crashed at Billings, MT, 2 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19421121-0

1943 – USA – USAAF plane crashed near Tamaqua, PA, 7 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19431121-0

1943 – Australia – USAAF plane crashed near Mondo, QLD, 13 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19431121-2

1944 – USA – USAAF plane crashed at Esperanto, CA, 8 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19441121-0

1945 – Guatemala – Joined the United Nations. http://www.un.org/en/members/

1947 – Czech Republic – TARS plane crashed at Plouznice, Lomnice nad Popelkou, 13 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19471121-0

1950 – Canada – Two trains collided in British Columbia, 21 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canoe_River_train_crash

1950 – North Korea – USAF plane crashed near Hyesanjin, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19501121-0

1951 – India – Deccan Airways plane crashed at Calcutta-Dum Dum Airport, 16 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19511121-0

1955 – Iceland – USAF plane crashed near Akranes, 4 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19551121-0


1953 – UK – British Natural History Museum announced the ‘Piltdown Man’ skull a hoax. https://youtu.be/2Kb_FAu8Uc0  http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/science-of-natural-history/the-scientific-process/piltdown-man-hoax/

1959 – Lebanon – Ariana Afghan Airlines Flight 202 crashed near Beirut International Airport, 24 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19591121-0

1962 – China, India – Sino-Indian War ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sino-Indian_War

1964 – USA – Verazano-Narrows Bridge, New York City, opened to traffic. http://www.mta.info/bandt/html/veraz.html

1970 – North Vietnam – Operation Ivory Coast (Vietnam War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Ivory_Coast

1971 – Bangladesh – Battle of Garibpur (Bangladesh Liberation War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Garibpur


1974 – UK – Bombs exploded at 2 pubs in Birmingham, 21 killed. https://youtu.be/AGHPHQEnnQo WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birmingham_pub_bombings

1979 – Pakistan – US Embassy in Islamabad attacked, 4 killed. http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/november/21/newsid_4187000/4187184.stm

1980 – USA – Fire at MGM Grand Hotel, Paradise, Nevada, 87 killed. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2190487/MGM-Grand-Hotel-Fire-Haunting-black-white-images-capture-deadly-blaze.html


1996 – Puerto Rico – Explosion at Humberto Vidal shop, Rio Piedras, 33 killed. https://youtu.be/WBnHcq2I_y4 WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humberto_Vidal_explosion

2004 – Leeward Islands – Earthquake measuring 6.3Mw, 1 killed. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqinthenews/2004/usrcaz/

2004 – China – China Eastern Airlines Flight 5210 crashed near Baotou Airport, 55 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20041121-0

2009 – China – Explosion at mine in Heilongjiang Province, 108 killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_Heilongjiang_mine_explosion

2012 – Israel – Bomb exploded on bus in Tel Aviv. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20425352

2013 – Latvia – Supermarket roof collapsed in Riga, 54 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25068291

2013 – Ukraine – Euromaiden Protests began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euromaidan

2014 – Zimbabwe – Kwekwe Stadium Stampede, 11 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-30141535

2016 – USA – School bus crash in Chatanooga, 6 killed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chattanooga_school_bus_crash

York

1641 – Lord Mayor and Robert Berwick, recorder, were knighted. http://www.thepeerage.com/p32478.htm