On this day
The Maccabean Revolt took place
In 164 BC, the Maccabean Revolt took place. During the revolt, Judas Maccabaeus took back Jerusalem and rededicated the Second Temple.
Robert Mugabe resigned.
In 2017, after having spent 37 years in power, Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe resigned. His resignation was read out to the public in Zimbabwe’s parliaments during the impeachment proceedings.
The first balloon flight took place!
In 1783, the first manned free balloon flight took place in a Montgolfier balloon. The men on board were Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and Marquis d’Arlandes.
Special Days Falling on November 21stIf you would like to join in some of the festivities today, you will be glad to know that there are plenty to go around! Here are some of the biggest celebrations taking place around the world today.
World Television Day
Across the world, November 21st is World Television Day! The day was created by the United Nations General Assembly back in 1996. It is dedicated to honoring the impact of television and its importance in the modern world. It is not only a tool that entertains but also one that educates and even helps us to communicate.
For people all over the world, November 21st is also Hello Day. The day is meant to show us the importance of communication and preserving peace. Hello is such an important word that opens the line for dialogue between friends, strangers, and people separated by cultures and frontiers. Whether it’s Bonjour, good day, hola, or otherwise – today is a great day to say hello to someone, whether it’s been a long time or if it’s meeting somebody new.
World Fisheries Day
Finally, November 21st is also World Fisheries Day. Today highlights the vital importance of sustainable fishing in the hopes of helping to maintain and preserve healthy ocean ecosystems across the planet! Fishing has been a major issue for maintaining ecosystems over decades – and while millions still depend on fishing as part of their daily diets, there are ways in which fishing practices can become more green and sustainable.