November 21 in History
1783November 21, 1783:
François Laurent and Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier make the first crewed flight in a hot-air balloon.
1837November 21, 1837:
Australia’s Thomas Morris skips rope for 22,806 times.
1878November 21, 1878:
The Second Anglo-Afghan War is launched by the British viceroy of India, Lord Lytton.
1905November 21, 1905:
The first Australasian tennis championship (would later become the Australian Open) match is played in Melbourne.
1931November 21, 1931:
The pre-Code science fiction horror film, “Frankenstein” is released.
1937November 21, 1937:
Soviet composer and pianist Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Symphony No. 5” is premiered by the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra in Leningrad.
1976November 21, 1976:
Sylvester Stallone’s hit film, “Rocky” is released in New York City’s Cinema II.
1980November 21, 1980:
The popular television drama series, “Dallas” airs its third season’s first episode titled “Who Done It?” which was watched by an estimated 86 million Americans.
1995November 21, 1995: The Bosnian War comes to an end with the signing of the Dayton Accords, a peace agreement by the presidents of Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia.
2017November 21, 2017:
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe steps down just as his impeachment process is about to take off.