November 30, 2021
November 21 is the 325th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar, 326th in the case of a leap year. There are 40 days left before the end of the year.
It was generally the 1st day of the month of Frimaire in the French Republican / Revolutionary calendar, officially referred to as Rapunzel Day.
November 20 - November 21 - November 22
1386: Tamerlan conquers Tbilissi, and captures Bagrat V of Georgia.
1615: marriage of King Louis XIII of France with Anne of Austria.
1620: signature of the Mayflower Compact.
1789: North Carolina becomes the 12th state of the United States.
1793: start of the Battle of Dol and the Avranches massacre, during the Vendée war.
1806: promulgation of the Berlin decree by Napoleon I, which officially establishes a continental blockade against the United Kingdom.
1808: creation of the Tarn-et-Garonne department.
1831: first revolt of the Canuts.
1836: start of the siege of Constantine.
1894: start of the Port-Arthur massacre, in China.
1916: the U-73 sinks the Britannic (World War I).
official adoption of the flag of Estonia.
pogrom in Lwów.
1920: bloody sunday of that year.
1922: Georgian Rebecca Latimer Felton becomes the first woman to enter the United States Senate.
1944: the Sealion submarine sinks the Urakaze and the Kongō, during the Pacific War (Second World War).
1962: end of the Sino-Indian war.
1970: Son Tay raid, during the Vietnam War.
1974: Birmingham pub attacks, attributed to the provisional IRA.
1990: resignation of Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
2004: second round of the Ukrainian presidential election of 2004, prior to the Orange Revolution.
2013: start of Euromaidan.
2017: in Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe must resign from his post as president of the republic.
in Bulgaria, the second round of the presidential election takes place in order to elect for five years the president and the vice-president of the country. Roumen Radev is re-elected.
in Chile, parliamentary elections and the first round of presidential elections are held simultaneously.
Arts, culture and religion
235: Antère becomes pope in Rome.
1800: in France, foundation of the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, by Saint Madeleine-Sophie Barat.
1901: creation of Feuersnot, op. 50, opera in one act by Richard Strauss, in Dresden (Germany).
1945: in Île-de-France, publication of the first issue of Elle magazine, founded by Hélène Lazareff and Marcelle Auclair.
1946: in France, publication of the novel J'irai spacher sur vos tombes, by Boris Vian.
1960: Still in France, Vintila Horia won the Goncourt Prize, which was not awarded to her because of her past and her fascist writings.
1965: first appearance on French television, for the Avignon singer Mireille Mathieu (in the Télé Dimanche program).
Science and technology
1783: over Paris, first “official manned” hot-air balloon flight, from the gardens of La Muette to the Butte-aux-Cailles, in a basket in which Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and the Marquis d'Arlandes took place.
1964: commissioning of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York.
Economy and society
1980: resumption of the soap opera "Dallas" after an interruption since March due to strikes in Hollywood. The identity of the person who tried to assassinate the villainous J.R. Ewing is finally revealed to the public of 83 million American viewers.
1990: marketing of the Super Nintendo.
2013: collapse of a supermarket in Riga.
2021: In the United States, a ram car accident during a Christmas parade kills five and injures more than 40 in Waukesha, Wisconsin.