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November 21st marks a unique intersection of global communications, culinary treats, and both television and culinary-themed observances. This is a day that offers something for everyone to celebrate.

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Interesting Facts of November 21st

  1. 1. November 21, 1877, is marked as the day Thomas Edison announced his invention of the phonograph, a machine that could record and play sound. This revolutionized the way we listen to and record audio and laid the groundwork for the modern music industry.
  2. 2. Rebecca Latimer Felton became the first female United States Senator on November 21, 1922. Appointed from Georgia, she served for only one day and her appointment was mainly symbolic, but it was a pivotal moment in the path towards women taking political office in the United States.
  3. 3. In 1783, November 21 marked the first untethered hot air balloon flight with humans onboard. Pilâtre de Rozier and the Marquis d'Arlandes flew over Paris for about 5.5 miles (9 km), staying aloft for approximately 25 minutes, which was a considerable achievement for the era and marked the birth of manned flight.
  4. 4. November 21, 1964, the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge in New York City was opened to traffic. At the time of its completion, it was the world's longest suspension bridge span, connecting Staten Island and Brooklyn and becoming a key transportation link in the area.