What Happened on November 21

Significant Events

  • 164 BC During Maccabbean revolt Judas Maccabaeus recaptures Jersusalem and rededicates the Second Temple, commemorated since as Jewish festival Hanukkah
  • 1620 Mayflower Compact signed by Pilgrims at Cape Cod, [O.S. Nov 11]
  • 1791 Colonel Napoléon Bonaparte is promoted to General and appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Armies of the French Republic.
  • 1818 Russia's Tsar Alexander I petitions for a Jewish state in Palestine
  • 1877 Tom Edison announces his "talking machine" invention (phonograph) - first machine to play and record sound
  • 1906 China prohibits the opium trade
  • 1971 Battle of Garibpur: Indian troops aided by Mukti Bahini (Bengali guerrillas) defeat the Pakistan army
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The first human cannonball, Emilio Onra, is fired

On November 21, 1871

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