November 21st, 1694
Francois – Marie Arouet, better known with his pen name Voltaire, is born. He was a French Enlightenment writer and philosopher.He is most famous for introducing the freedom of religion and free trade.
November 21st, 1877
Thomas Edison presents the phonograph, a machine that can record and play sound.
November 21st, 1898
Rene Magritte, a Belgian surrealist painter, is born.
November 21st, 1905
Albert Einstein publishes a paper with title Does the inertia of a body depends upon its energy content? in the Journal of Annalen der Physik.The paper led to the mass-energy equivalence formula E = mc² .
November 21st, 1942
Bob Klampet, american cartoonist, creates the cartoon character Tweety the bird who is always trying to get away from Silvester the cat.
November 21st, 2004
The island of Dominica is hit by a destructive earthquake.The northern part of the island is most damaged.