On This Day: November 21st
This is 325th day of the year and 40 days remain in the year.
With the Marquis d'Arlandes, Pilâtre de Rozier made the first free flight in a balloon, reaching a peak altitude of about 3,000 ft and traveling about 5 1/2 mi in 20 min.
North Carolina became the 12th state.
Cole Porter's musical Anything Goes opened in New York City.
For the first time since 1930, the U.S. Senate rejected a Supreme Court nominee, Clement Haynsworth.
November 21 BirthdaysVoltaire
1694–1778, French Philosopher and Author whose name was François Marie Arouet de Voltaire.
Troy Aikmanfootball player, TV commentator
Tina Brownmagazine publisher
Coleman Hawkinsjazz musician
Stan Musialbaseball player