Historical Events for 21st November 2018

1729 – Netherlands signs Treaty of Seville
1759 – Battle at Maxen: Prussian army surrenders to Austrians
1918 – The German High Seas Fleet of 5 battlecruisers, 9 battleships, 7 cruisers and 49 destroyers surrendered to the British Grand Fleet and were shepherded into the Firth of Forth
1920 – Mussolini’s squad begins terror, 11 die in Bologna, Italy
1944 – Personnel and executive staff of Philips demonstrate for more food
1964 – Verrazano-Narrows suspension bridge opens in New York City, then the world’s longest
1967 – Phillip and Jay Kunz fly a kite a record 28,000 feet
1973 – US President Richard Nixon’s attorney, J Fred Buzhardt, reveals presence of 18½ minute gap in a White House tape recording related to Watergate
1980 – Fire at MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas kills 84
1999 – Repeat of previous year’s final, but different result; American tennis star Lindsay Davenport beats Martina Hingis 6-4, 6-2 for the WTA Tour Championship at Madison Square Garden, NYC

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