On this Day in History, November 21

November 21 might not be a significant day to you or to your loved ones, but it is an important day in history.

Various events happened on this day. Below are some of them, check them out.

  • 1789North Carolina became the 12th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
  • 1899 – Garret Hobart, the 24th Vice President of the United States, died.
  • 1871 – M.F. Galethe patented the cigar lighter.
  • 1922 – Rebecca L. Felton of Georgia was sworn in as the first woman to serve as a member of the U.S. Senate.
  • 1924 – British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin canceled the Labor contract with the Soviet Union.
  • 1942 – The Alaska Highway across Canada was formally opened.
  • 1945 – General Motors workers went on strike.
  • 1962 – The war between China and India ended.
  • 1962 – U.S. President Kennedy terminated the quarantine measures against Cuba.
  • 1963 – American President John F. Kennedy flew to Texas (he was assassinated the next day).
  • 1969 – America performed a nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • 1979 – Mob burned down the U.S. embassy in Pakistan.
  • 1982 – The National Football League (NFL) resumed its season following a 57-day player’s strike.
  • 1989 – Britain’s House of Commons proceedings were televised live for the first time.
  • 1989 – The Law banning smoking on most domestic flights was signed by US President George H. W. Bush.
  • 1993 – The U.S. House of Representatives voted against making the District of Columbia the 51st state.
  • 1999 – China announced that it had test-launched an unmanned space capsule that was designed for manned spaceflight.
  • 2001 – Microsoft Corp. proposed giving $1 billion in computers, software, training, and cash to more than 12,500 of the poorest schools in the U.S.
  • 2002 – North Atlantic Treaty Organization invited Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia to become members.
  • 2019 – Measles had killed more than 5,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2019, according to the WHO.

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