This was 326th day of the year and 40 days remained in the year.

November 21 Birthdays

1694–1778, French Philosopher and Author whose name was François Marie Arouet de Voltaire.

Hetty Green
financier (1834)

Rene Magritte
painter (1898)

Coleman Hawkins
jazz musician (1904)

Stan Musial
baseball player (1920)

Goldie Hawn
actress (1945)

Tina Brown
magazine publisher (1953)

Beryl Bainbridge
writer (1953)

singer, songwriter (1965)

Troy Aikman
football player, TV commentator (1966)

November 21 in History


With the Marquis d'Arlandes, Pilâtre de Rozier made the first free flight in a balloon, reaching a peak altitude of about 3,000 ft and traveling about 5 1/2 mi in 20 min.


North Carolina became the 12th state.


Georgia's Rebecca Felton was sworn into the U.S. Senate, becoming the first woman U.S. Senator.


Cole Porter's musical Anything Goes opened in New York City.


For the first time since 1930, the U.S. Senate rejected a Supreme Court nominee, Clement Haynsworth.


The 18 1/2 min gap in the Richard Nixon Watergate tapes was revealed.


Egypt's Boutros Boutros-Ghali was chosen to become secretary-general by the UN Security Council.

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