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November 21 Historical Events

The following events took place on November 21. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 51 events. Showing 31 - 51.

  • 1970
    Vietnam War: Operation Ivory Coast: A joint United States Air Force and Army team raids the Sơn Tây prisoner-of-war camp in an attempt to free American prisoners of war thought to be held there.
  • 1971
    Indian troops, partly aided by Mukti Bahini (Bengali guerrillas), defeat the Pakistan army in the Battle of Garibpur.
  • 1972
    Voters in South Korea overwhelmingly approve a new constitution, giving legitimacy to Park Chung-hee and the Fourth Republic.
  • 1974
    The Birmingham pub bombings kill 21 people. The Birmingham Six are sentenced to life in prison for the crime but subsequently acquitted.
  • 1977
    Minister of Internal Affairs Allan Highet announces that the national anthems of New Zealand shall be the traditional anthem “God Save the Queen” and “God Defend New Zealand”, by Thomas Bracken (lyrics) and John Joseph Woods (music), both being of equal status as appropriate to the occasion.
  • 1979
    The United States Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, is attacked by a mob and set on fire, killing four.
  • 1980
    A deadly fire breaks out at the MGM Grand Hotel in Paradise, Nevada (now Bally’s Las Vegas). Eighty-seven people are killed and more than 650 are injured in the worst disaster in Nevada history.
  • 1983
    US military campaign in Granada ends.
  • 1985
    United States Navy intelligence analyst Jonathan Pollard is arrested for spying after being caught giving Israel classified information on Arab nations. He is subsequently sentenced to life in prison.
  • 1986
    Iran–Contra affair: National Security Council member Oliver North and his secretary start to shred documents allegedly implicating them in the sale of weapons to Iran and channeling the proceeds to help fund the Contra rebels in Nicaragua.
  • 1992
    A major tornado strikes the Houston, Texas area during the afternoon. Over the next two days the largest tornado outbreak ever to occur in the US during November spawns over 100 tornadoes before ending on the 23rd.
  • 1995
    The Dayton Peace Agreement is initialed at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, near Dayton, Ohio, ending three and a half years of war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The agreement is formally ratified in Paris, on December 14 that same year.
  • 1996
    Humberto Vidal explosion: Thirty-three people die when a Humberto Vidal shoe shop explodes.
  • 2002
    NATO invites Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia to become members.
  • 2004
    The second round of the Ukrainian presidential election is held, giving rise to massive protests and controversy over the election’s integrity.
  • 2004
    The island of Dominica is hit by the most destructive earthquake in its history. The northern half of the island sustains the most damage, especially the town of Portsmouth. It is also felt in neighboring Guadeloupe, where one person is killed.
  • 2004
    The Paris Club agrees to write off 80% (up to $100 billion) of Iraq’s external debt.
  • 2006
    Anti-Syrian Lebanese Minister and MP Pierre Gemayel is assassinated in suburban Beirut.
  • 2009
    A mine explosion in Heilongjiang province, northeastern China, kills 108.
  • 2012
    At least 28 are wounded after a bomb is thrown onto a bus in Tel Aviv.
  • 2013
    A supermarket roof collapse in Riga, Zolitude, Latvia killing 54 people.

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