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.
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 interesting facts about November 21st in history!
What Events 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.
1974 Two bombs exploded in pubs in central Birmingham, UK.
IRA terrorists planted the bombs, which killed twenty-one people and injured over 180.
1931 The movie “Frankenstein,” based on Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel of the same name, was released in the US.
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.
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.
1676 Danish astronomer Ole Rømer presented the first measurements of the speed of light.
Whether light traveled at a finite speed had been the subject of debate for centuries already, and Rømer believed he had finally cracked it, to some degree at least. He presented his findings, based on calculations of when Jupiter's moon Io would be eclipsed, to Paris's Royal Academy of Science.
1654 Freed black man Richard Johnson was granted 100 acres of land in the state of Virginia.
1386 Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, fell to the armies of Timur.
The Turco-Mongolian conquerer captured the nation's leader, King Bagrat V, and forced him to convert to Islam at swordpoint. This was the first of eight invasions Timur would lead against the people of Georgia.
695 AD Pope Sergius I consecrated Willibroad as bishop of the Frisians at the Church of Santa Cecilia in Trastevere in Rome, Italy.
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