30 fun facts for November, 21

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
November 21st is a day filled with exciting events, inventions, and milestones. From the first untethered hot air balloon flight in 1783 to the establishment of World Television Day, this day marks important events in history, such as the first ARPANET connection, which laid the groundwork for the internet. Other notable events include the World Hello Day, World Fisheries Day, and various film and entertainment milestones.
30 Fun facts
  1. In 1783, Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and François Laurent d'Arlands made the first untethered hot air balloon flight on this day. They flew over Paris, covering a distance of 5.5 miles in 25 minutes.
  2. November 21st is World Television Day, as declared by the United Nations in 1996. This day celebrates the power of television and the impact it has on our daily lives and decision-making processes.
  3. In 1877, Thomas Edison announced his invention of the phonograph on this day. The phonograph was a groundbreaking innovation that would eventually lead to the creation of the record player.
  4. On November 21st, 1995, the Dayton Agreement was signed, ending the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The agreement established the framework for the new constitution of the country and set the stage for democratic elections.
  5. In 1990, Michael Huffington became the first openly bisexual member of the United States Congress. This was a significant step in paving the way for LGBTQ individuals to hold public office.
  6. On November 21st, 1974, the Birmingham pub bombings occurred in England. The explosions, carried out by the IRA, killed 21 people and injured 182 others. The bombings led to significant changes in UK legislation regarding public safety.
  7. In 1920, the first meeting of the League of Nations began in Geneva, Switzerland. This was an important event in global cooperation and diplomacy, eventually leading to the creation of the United Nations.
  8. On November 21st, 224 people were killed in a stampede during a soccer match in Lima, Peru, in 1964. This tragedy was described as the worst disaster in the history of soccer.
  9. In 1953, the "Piltdown Man" hoax was revealed to the world. This was a series of hoax fossils allegedly discovered in England between 1912 and 1913, which scientists later revealed to be fraudulent.
  10. November 21st is considered the "World Hello Day." This day encourages people to greet ten others to demonstrate the importance of personal communication in preserving peace.
  11. In 1980, a fire at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas killed 85 people and injured over 600. This tragic event led to significant improvements in fire safety regulations in the United States.
  12. On this day in 1969, the first ARPANET connection was established between the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Stanford Research Institute. This was a significant milestone in the development of the internet.
  13. In 2004, the longest-running video game series, "Madden NFL," saw its 15th anniversary on November 21st.
  14. On November 21st, 1783, the first recorded meteor shower observation took place in Connecticut, U.S., by the amateur astronomer, Abraham Chapin.
  15. In 1980, fans of the TV show "Dallas" tuned in to learn who shot the character, J.R. Ewing. This episode became one of the highest-rated episodes in television history.
  16. On this day in 1934, the Cole Porter musical "Anything Goes" premiered at the Alvin Theatre in New York City.
  17. November 21st, 1942, marked the birth of actress Goldie Hawn. She is best known for her roles in popular films like "Private Benjamin," "Overboard," and "The First Wives Club."
  18. In 1970, the world's first video art installation, "Wipe Cycle," was displayed at the New York Institute of Technology.
  19. On November 21st, 1905, the first patent for a gasoline-powered automobile was issued to George Selden in the United States.
  20. In 1959, the United Nations passed Resolution 1469, designating the third week of November as World Peace and International Understanding Week.
  21. On this day in 2012, Nintendo released the Wii U console in the United States, marking the beginning of the eighth generation of video game consoles.
  22. November 21st, 1944, marked the beginning of the Nuremberg Trials, in which Nazi leaders were tried and convicted for war crimes.
  23. In 1916, a powerful earthquake struck the region of Alagoas, Brazil, leading to significant damage and loss of life.
  24. On November 21st, Gallup Polls released the first Presidential Approval Rating, measuring the public's approval rating for the incumbent President.
  25. In 1931, the famous animator and pioneer of 2D animation, Walt Disney, released the first exclusive Technicolor animation titled "Flowers and Trees."
  26. On November 21st, 1871, Albert Russell Erskine, the president of Studebaker, was born. He led the company through its peak years of success in the automobile industry.
  27. In 1986, standup comedian and actor Harold Ramis released his hit comedy film "Ghostbusters II."
  28. November 21st is World Fisheries Day, a day which focuses on promoting the importance of sustainable fishing practices and honoring the dedication of fishermen and fisherwomen.
  29. In 1975, the first session of the Eritrean People's Liberation Front (EPLF) began. This was a vital step in Eritrea's fight for independence from Ethiopia.
  30. On this day in 2019, the first impeachment hearings against U.S. President Donald Trump took place, marking a significant event in American political history.