November 21: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

Learn about the most intriguing events and historical facts that occurred on November 21 throughout history. The 325th day of the Gregorian calendar is November 21st. On this day, the Belgian government imposed a security lockdown on Brussels in response to possible terrorist attacks; US intelligence analyst Jonathon Pollard was arrested on suspicion of spying for Israel; and the US embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, was attacked and destroyed by fire, killing four people.

The 21st of November falls under the sign of Scorpio. Singer Bjork, actress Goldie Hawn, and American footballer Troy Aikman all have November 21st birthdays. Today is World Television Day and National Stuffing Day.


(November 21, 1620)
Prior to landing at Plymouth, Massachusetts, on this day in 1620, 41 male passengers on the Mayflower signed the Mayflower Compact, agreeing to abide by the rules of the new republic they would establish. photo source:


(November 21, 1922)
Rebecca Ann Felton of Georgia was sworn in as the first woman to serve in the United States Senate; Felton, who was appointed to the position, only served for one day. photo source:

(November 21, 1931)
In the United States, the horror classic Frankenstein was produced, based on a stage production of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's 1818 novel, and it contributed to establish the monstrous monster, played by Boris Karloff, one of the most famous figures in film history. photo source:

(November 21, 1964)
The Verrazano Narrows Bridge, which connects Brooklyn and Staten Island across New York Harbor, opened to traffic. It was the world's longest bridge span at the time. photo source:

(November 21, 1995)
The Dayton Agreement is signed near Dayton, Ohio, at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, putting an end to a three-and-a-half-year conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina. photo source:


(November 21, 2002)
Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia received an official invitation to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) at a summit meeting in Prague. photo source:

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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