Monday, November 21, 2022

History for November 21

History for November 21 - On-This-Day.com
Fran├žois-Marie Arouet (Voltaire) 1694 - Writer, historian, philosopher
  • 1783 - The first successful flight was made in a hot air balloon. The pilots, Francois Pilatre de Rosier and Francois Laurent, Marquis d'Arlandes, flew for 25 minutes and 5― miles over Paris.
  • 1877 - Thomas A. Edison announced the invention of his phonograph.
  • 1942 - The Alaska Highway across Canada was formally opened.
  • 1953 - British Natural History Museum authorities announced that "Piltdown Man" was a hoax.
  • 1995 - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above the 5,000-mark (5,023.55) for the first time.
  • 2000 - The Florida Supreme Court granted Al Gore's request to keep the presidential recounts going.

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