A to Z This Day in World History | November 21st

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Here are some historical events that happened on November 21st:

1620: The Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower reach Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

1783: Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and François Laurent, Marquis d’Arlandes, make the first untethered hot air balloon flight in Paris, France.

1877: Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a device capable of both recording and reproducing sound.

1916: World War I: The Battle of the Somme ends after more than four months of fierce fighting.

1927: Columbine Mine Massacre: Striking coal miners are attacked with machine guns by a detachment of state police in Colorado, USA.

1974: The United Nations General Assembly grants the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) observer status.

1980: A deadly fire breaks out at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, killing 87 people.

1995: The Dayton Agreement is initialed at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, ending the Bosnian War.

2002: NATO invites Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia to become members.

2017: Robert Mugabe resigns as President of Zimbabwe after 37 years in power.

These are just a few notable events that occurred on November 21st throughout history.

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