21st November

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1995 Bosnia peace agreement The three main national leaders involved in the Bosnian conflict, Slobodan Milosevic, Franjo Tudjman and Alija Izetbegovic, today accepted a peace agreement. While ostensibly a single nation, Bosnia will be divided along racial lines
1991 Boutros Boutros-Ghali to be Secretary General The United Nations Security Council selects Boutros Boutros-Ghali to be Secretary General.
1985 Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev meet in Geneva Despite having major differences on many subjects, Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev held six hours of private discussions today. They agreed to meet again in 1986 in the United States
1980 Casino Fire kills 87 A fire at the MGM Grand Hotel - Casino kills 87 people.
1979 Mob destroy US embassy A mob destroy the US embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, and kill a US marine.
1974 Birmingham pub bombs kill 19 Two bombs explode in pubs in Birmingham, killing 19 people and injuring nearly 200.
1967 Foot and Mouth - record 134,000 slaughtered The government announces that the number of animals slaughtered in the latest outbreak has reached a record 134,000.
1945 Goldie Hawn is born American actress Goldie Hawn is born in Washington DC.
1877 Thomas Edison unveils the phonograph Inventor Thomas Edison unveils the phonograph - a means of recording and playing back sound.
1783 First manned hot air flight Jean Francois Pilatre and Francois Laurent become the first to complete a manned hot air balloon flight, they were airborne for 25 minutes and travelled five miles over Paris.

 

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On This Day - 21st November