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November 21: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on November 21

November 21st is also known as Red Mitten Day as well as World Hello Day.

Today marks the 325th day of the year. We now have only 40 days left until the end of the year.

People who were born on this day share the Scorpio zodiac sign.

From discoveries and inventions to war and disaster, November 21st in history has it all – and we’ve put it all together in one place for you.

Did you know that on this day in 1931, the movie “Frankenstein,” based on Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel, was released? She began writing the novel when she was only 18 years old and, at first, released it anonymously.

Keep reading for more facts about November 21st in history!

What Happened On November 21 In History?

2019

Elon Musk revealed Tesla’s first electric cyber truck with shatterproof windows.

However, at the grand reveal, when the shatterproof windows were tested by being repeatedly hit by the design chief Franz von Holzhausen, the windows shattered. After a reassuring speech by Musk, the cyber truck did not live up to expectations, and as a result, Tesla's share price plummeted 6%.
1980

MGM Grand Hotel and Casino situated on Las Vegas Strip, caught fire, killing 85 people.

1931

The movie “Frankenstein”, based on Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel of the same name, was released in the US.

Source IMDB
1920

Benito Mussolini and Leandro Arpinati lead of squads fighters in the melee between Fascists and Socialists in Bologna, Italy.

1871

Inventor Moses F Gale patented the cigar lighter in the US.

1794

British Navy Admiral William Brown and his crew discovered Honolulu Harbor.

1783

French chemistry and physics teacher Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier made his first successful balloon flight.

OTD in 1783: French chemistry and physics teacher Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier made his first successful balloon flight.
His joy for balloons eventually killed him when he tried to cross the English Channel with Pierre Romain. This became the first ever known air crash fatality.
1654

Freed black man Richard Johnson was granted 550 acres of land in the state of Virginia.

695

Pope Sergius I consecrated Willibroad as bishop of the Frisians at the Church of Santa Cecilia in Trastevere in Rome, Italy.

234

Saint Anterus became the Bishop of Rome.

Did you know that on this day, November 21st 1931, the movie "Frankenstein,” based on Mary Shelley's 1818 novel, was released?