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This Day in History: Nov. 21

1620 The Pilgrims sign the Mayflower Compact.
1783 In Paris, Frenchmen Jean François Pilâtre de Rozier and Marquis François Laurent d'Arlandes make the first successful balloon ascent.
1789 North Carolina entered the Union as the 12th of the 13 original states.
1964 The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, at the time the world's longest suspension bridge, opens in New York.
1995 After talks outside Dayton, OH, the warring parties in Bosnia and Herzegovina reach agreement to end their conflict.
The Dow Jones industrial average passes 5,000 for the first time.
2001 An elderly Connecticut woman mysteriously dies of inhalation anthrax, the fifth fatality in an outbreak that began in early October.
2005 Israeli Prime Min. Ariel Sharon quits the Likud Party and forms a new political party, National Responsibility.


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