Osun Defender History Corner: November 21st In Focus

Osun Defender History Corner: November 21st In Focus
  • PublishedNovember 21, 2023

Today, on the history corner, we take a trip in the realm of flashback and recall some events that marked this day.

November 21st, 1620

The Mayflower Compact is signed by the Pilgrims on their journey to the New World.

November 21st, 1783

The Montgolfier brothers’ hot air balloon makes its first untethered flight.

November 21st, 1877

Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph.

November 21st, 1916

The Britannic, sister ship to the Titanic, sinks in the Aegean Sea.

November 21st, 1922

Rebecca Latimer Felton of Georgia becomes the first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate.

November 21st, 1927

Columbine Mine Massacre in Colorado leaves six union miners dead.

November 21st, 1945

The United Auto Workers strike against General Motors ends after 113 days.

November 21st, 1962

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army declares a unilateral ceasefire in the Sino-Indian War.

November 21st, 1966

Nigeria’s First Republic is overthrown in a military coup.

November 21st, 1979

The United States Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, is attacked by a mob, resulting in the death of two Americans.

November 21st, 1980

A deadly earthquake strikes southern Italy, killing over 3,000 people.

November 21st, 1986

Nigeria Airways Flight 357 crashes, killing all 247 people on board

November 21st, 1995

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

November 21st, 1995

Nigerian playwright and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa is executed.

November 21st, 2002

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

November 21st, 2002

Miss World riots occur in Nigeria, resulting in more than 200 deaths.

November 21st, 2004

The Paris Club agrees to write off 80% of Iraq’s external debt.

November 21st, 2006

Anti-Syrian Lebanese Minister Pierre Gemayel is assassinated in Beirut.

November 21st, 2012

A factory fire in Bangladesh kills over 100 garment workers.

November 21st, 2017

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe resigns after 37 years in power.

Please note that these are just a few historical events that happened on November 21st. History is full of numerous other significant events on this day, ranging from politics and warfare to cultural and scientific milestones.

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