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On This Day in History - 21st November

Birthdays

1787Samuel Cunard, Canadian shipowner
1888Harpo Marx, Harp playing comedian in the famous Marx Brothers films
1913Roy Boulting, Renowned film maker
1922Telly Savalas, American actor best known as TV's 'Kojak'
1941Juliet Mills, Actress and daughter of Sir John Mills
1943Jacques Laffite, French Grand Prix driver
1945Goldie Hawn, Oscar winning American actress

Events

1783A Montgolfier brothers hot-air balloon, took Jean de Rosier and the Marquis d'Arlandes, 500ft above Paris
1843A Briton, Thomas Hancock, patented vulcanised rubber. He had produced the first ever inflatable toy balloons in 1825
1922Ramsay MacDonald was elected leader of the Labour Party
1953The Skull of Piltdown Man was proved to be a hoax,it had long been believed to be the missing link
1974The IRA exploded two bombs in two Birmingham Pubs, killing 17 people and injuring 20 others