On November 21 in History

November 21, 2005

* 235 – Anterus is elected Pope.
* 1272 – Following Henry III of England’s death on November 16, his son Prince Edward becomes King of England.
* 1783 – In Paris, Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and François Laurent, Marquis d’Arlandes, make the first untethered hot air balloon flight.
* 1789 – North Carolina ratifies the United States Constitution and is admitted as the 12th U.S. state.
* 1791 – Colonel Napoléon Bonaparte is promoted to full general and appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Armies of the French Republic.
* 1861 – American Civil War: Confederate President Jefferson Davis appoints Judah Benjamin secretary of war.
* 1877 – Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record sound.
* 1920 – Bloody Sunday during the Anglo-Irish War Read the rest of this entry »

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Yes students, there really were 8 previous leaders of the US before Washington ever took the oath.

The following is taken from The Illuminoids, by Neal Wilgus, published by Pocket Books, New York 1978. It is a history of belief in a secret society called the Illuminati that controls world events behind the scenes. (pp. 31-33)

 

Or was Washington really the first president after all? A number of historians hold that a patriot named John Hanson was technically the first chief executive because he was elected President of the United States in Congress Assembled on November 5, 1781, the first of seven such one-year termed presidents. In fact, Hanson even introduced the victorious General Washington to Congress a few weeks later when the Revolutionary War ended. Read the rest of this entry »