Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/November 21

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This is a list of selected November 21 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only four to five events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article or picture of the day.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Blurb Reason
World Hello Day; World Television Day; stubs
1783 – The first successful untethered flight by humans in a hot air balloon was made by Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and François Laurent d'Arlandes in Paris. Hot air balloon has unreferenced setion; History of ballooning has multiple issues; Pilâtre de Rozier has no footnotes; d'Arlandes has no references
1950 – Two trains collided near Valemount, British Columbia, Canada; the subsequent trial catapulted future Prime Minister of Canada John Diefenbaker into the political limelight. TFA for 2011
1962 – The Sino-Indian War ended after the Chinese People's Liberation Army declared a unilateral ceasefire and withdrew to the prewar Line of Actual Control, returning all the territory they had captured during the conflict. neutrality disputed
1980 – Over 83 million people watched the Dallas TV episode "Who Done It" to find out "Who shot J. R.?". Dallas has a too-long section, Who Done It is unreferenced, and Who Shot JR is short
1996 – A propane explosion at the Humberto Vidal shoe store in Río Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico, killed 33 people and wounded 69 others when the building collapsed. no footnotes


  • 1974 – Explosives placed in two central pubs in Birmingham, England, killed 21 people and injured 182 others, and eventually led to the arrest and imprisonment of six people who were later exonerated.

November 21: Armed Forces Day in Bangladesh

João Cândido Felisberto, the leader of the Revolt of the Whip, along with crewmen and reporters on the final day of the rebellion

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