Today in History
What happened today in history?
Today is November 21. A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred today in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened this day in history.
This day in History
Anti-Syrian Lebanese Minister and MP Pierre Gemayel assassinated in Beirut.
The Dayton Peace Agreement is initialed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio; the agreement, formally ratified in Paris on Dec. 14, ends the three-and-a-half year war between Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Justice Department begins an inquiry into the National Security Council into what will become known as the Iran-Contra scandal.
US Navy intelligence analyst Jonathan Pollard arrested for spying and passing classified information to Israel; he received a life sentence on Nov. 1, 1987.
U.S. planes conduct widespread bombing raids in North Vietnam.
President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the air quality act, allotting $428 million for the fight against pollution.
The United Nations grants Libya its independence by 1952.
A New York court rules Gloria Vanderbilt unfit for custody of her daughter.
Cole Porter’s musical Anything Goes premieres at New York’s Alvin Theatre.
Police turn machine guns on striking Colorado mine workers, killing five and wounding 20.
The last German troops leave Alsace-Lorraine, France.
German ace Rudolf von Eschwege is killed over Macedonia when he attacks a booby-trapped observation balloon packed with explosives.
Suffragettes storm Parliament in London. All are arrested and all choose prison terms.
Cunard liner Mauritania sets a new speed record for steamship travel, 624 nautical miles in a one day run.
In San Juan, President Theodore Roosevelt pledges citizenship for Puerto Rican people.
Motorized omnibuses replace horse-drawn cars in Paris.
From Georgia, Confederate General John B. Hood launches the Franklin-Nashville Campaign into Tennessee.
Franklin Colman, a pro-slavery Missourian, guns down Charles Dow, a Free Stater from Ohio, near Lawrence, Kansas.
North Carolina ratifies the Constitution, becoming the 12th state to do it.
Jean de Rozier and the Marquis d’Arlandes make the first free-flight ascent in a balloon to over 500 feet in Paris.
Leaders of the Mayflower expedition frame the 'Mayflower Compact,' designed to bolster unity among the settlers.