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    What happened on June 21

    • June 21, 0524 "Godomar, King of the Burgundians defeats the Franks at the Battle of Vzeronce."

    • June 21, 1582 "Incident at Honn-ji in Kyoto, Japan."

    • June 21, 1607 "First Protestant Episcopal parish in America established, Jamestown"

    • June 21, 1621 Execution of 27 Czech noblemen on the Old Town Square in Prague as a consequence of the Battle of White Mountain.

    • June 21, 1633 "Galileo Galilei is forced by Inquisition to ""abjure, curse, & detest"" his Copernican heliocentric views"

    • June 21, 1665 First soldiers of Le Rgiment de Carignan-Salires arrive at Quebec to invade Iroquois territories.

    • June 21, 1684 MA Bay Colony's charter revoked

    • June 21, 1734 "In Montreal in New France (today primarily Quebec), a black slave known by the French name of Marie-Joseph Anglique, having been convicted of the arson that destroyed much of the city, was tortured and hanged by the French authorities in a public ceremony that involved her disgrace and the amputation of a hand."

    • June 21, 1749 "Halifax, Nova Scotia, founded."

    • June 21, 1768 The first US bachelor of medicine degree (Dr John Archer)

    • June 21, 1788 New Hampshire ratifies the Constitution and is thus admitted as the 9th state in the United States.

    • June 21, 1788 US Constitution goes into effect as NH is 9th to ratify

    • June 21, 1792 "Vancouver meets Spanish ships Sutil & Mexicana off Vancouver, BC"

    • June 21, 1798 Irish Rebellion of 1798: The British Army defeats Irish rebels at Battle of Vinegar Hill

    • June 21, 1805 Great Stoneface Mt found in NH

    • June 21, 1813 "Laura Secord sets out to warn British forces of an impending U.S. attack on Queenston, Ontario during the War of 1812."

    • June 21, 1826 Maniots defeat Egyptians under Ibrahim Pasha in the Battle of Vergas

    • June 21, 1834 Cyrus Hall McCormick patents reaping machine

    • June 21, 1854 First Victoria Cross won during bombardment of Bomarsund in the Aland Islands.

    • June 21, 1858 Louisiana chess prodigy Paul Morphy arrives in Europe

    • June 21, 1864 New Zealand Land Wars: The Tauranga Campaign ends.

    • June 21, 1877 "The Molly Maguires, ten Irish immigrants, are hanged at the Schuylkill County and Carbon County, Pennsylvania Prisons."

    • June 21, 1879 F W Woolworth opens first store (failed almost immediately)

    • June 21, 1887 Britain celebrates golden jubilee of Queen Victoria

    • June 21, 1893 The first Ferris wheel premieres (Chicago's Columbian Exposition)

    • June 21, 1894 Workers in Pittsburgh strike Pullman sleeping car company

    • June 21, 1898 Guam becomes a U.S. territory.

    • June 21, 1900 "Arthur MacArthur, U.S. military governor in the Philippines, grants an amnesty to Filipino rebels"

    • June 21, 1913 Tiny Broadwick becomes first woman to parachute from an airplane

    • June 21, 1917 Hawaiian Red Cross founded

    • June 21, 1919 "Admiral Ludwig von Reuter scuttles the German fleet in Scapa Flow, Orkney. The nine sailors killed were the last casualties of the First World War."

    • June 21, 1919 Germans scuttle their own fleet rather than surrender it to the Allies

    • June 21, 1923 Marcus Garvey sentenced to 5 years for using the mail to defraud

    • June 21, 1933 "The first Great Lakes-to-Gulf of Mexico barge trip completed, New Orleans"

    • June 21, 1939 Doctors reveal Lou Gehrig has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

    • June 21, 1940 "First successful west-to-east navigation of Northwest Passage begins at Vancouver, British Columbia."

    • June 21, 1940 HMAS Sydney and Stuart bombard Bardia

    • June 21, 1940 World War II: France surrenders to Germany.

    • June 21, 1941 "Allied troops, including Australians, occupy Damascus"

    • June 21, 1942 "129? F (54? C), Tirat Zevi, Israel (Asian record)"

    • June 21, 1942 Rommel takes Tobruk in North Africa

    • June 21, 1942 "World War II: A Japanese submarine surfaces near the Columbia River in Oregon, firing 17 shells at nearby Fort Stevens in one of only a handful of attacks by the Japanese against the U.S. mainland."

    • June 21, 1942 World War II: Tobruk falls to Italian and German forces.

    • June 21, 1943 Federal troops put down racial riot in Detroit 30 dead

    • June 21, 1944 "Mantello sends out Auschwitz Protocols through the British Exchange Telegraph and, two weeks later, 500 Swiss newspapers publish the story of 1,715,000 Jews being murdered."

    • June 21, 1945 Japanese forces on Okinawa surrender to US during WW II

    • June 21, 1946 "10 die in fire at Baker Hotel, Dallas Texas"

    • June 21, 1948 "Dr Peter Goldmark of CBS demonstrates ""long playing record"" Columbia commits to 33 1/3 rpm records, plans to phase out 78's"

    • June 21, 1948 "First stored computer program run, on Manchester Mark I"

    • June 21, 1948 "The ""Manchester Baby"" (SSEM) runs the first ever computer program stored in electronic memory."

    • June 21, 1949 H L Giclas discovers asteroid #1886 Lowell

    • June 21, 1952 "Philippine School of Commerce, through a republic act, was converted to Philippine College of Commerce; later to be the Polytechnic University of the Philippines."

    • June 21, 1952 "Wilfred 'Wop' May pilot, World War I air ace, died on this day.. May was being pursued by German ace Manfred von Richthofen when the Red Baron was shot down."

    • June 21, 1957 Ellen Louks Fairclough sworn in as Canada's first woman Cabinet Minister

    • June 21, 1963 3 civil rights workers-Michael H Schwerner Andrew Goodman & James E Chaney-disappeared after release from a Mississippi jail

    • June 21, 1963 Pope Paul VI (Giovanni Battista Montini) succeeds John XXIII

    • June 21, 1964 "Three civil rights workers, Andrew Goodman, James Chaney and Mickey Schwerner, are murdered in Neshoba County, Mississippi, United States, by members of the Ku Klux Klan."

    • June 21, 1968 Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren resigns

    • June 21, 1969 "Zager & Evans release ""In the Year 2525"""

    • June 21, 1971 "50,000 attend Celebration of Life, rock concert, McCrea Louisana"

    • June 21, 1973 "In handing down the decision in Miller v. California 413 US 15, the Supreme Court of the United States establishes the Miller Test, which now governs obscenity in U.S. law."

    • June 21, 1975 Soyuz 19 returns to Earth

    • June 21, 1977 Former White House chief of staff HR Haldeman enters prison

    • June 21, 1977 "Menachem Begin (Likud), becomes Israel's 6th PM"

    • June 21, 1980 Number one hit on UK music charts - Don McLean - Crying

    • June 21, 1981 "12-bottle case of 1979 Napamedoc Cabernet wine auctioned for $24,000"

    • June 21, 1982 John Hinckley is found not guilty by reason of insanity for the attempted assassination of U.S. President Ronald Reagan.

    • June 21, 1982 UK hist Birth of Prince William of Wales

    • June 21, 1982 Wash DC jury finds John Hinckley Jr innocent by insanity

    • June 21, 1985 "American, Brazilian & West German forensic pathologists confirm skeletal remains exhumed in Brazil were Nazi Dr Josef Mengele"

    • June 21, 1986 Pres Reagan gives speech defending his judicial appointments

    • June 21, 1987 Discovery rolls over from OPF to Vandenberg AFB

    • June 21, 1989 Melanie Griffith & Don Johnson remarry

    • June 21, 1989 Supreme Court rules ok to burn US flag as a political expression

    • June 21, 1990 "25,000 die in Iranian Earthquake"

    • June 21, 1990 Little Richard gets a star on Hollywood's walk of fame

    • June 21, 1990 "NYC's Zodiac killer shoots 4th victim, Larry Parham"

    • June 21, 1990 "US House of Reps vote 254-177 to stop US flag burning, doesn't pass"

    • June 21, 2000 Section 28 (outlawing the 'promotion' of homosexuality in the United Kingdom) repealed in Scotland with a 99 to 17 vote.

    • June 21, 2004 SpaceShipOne becomes the first privately funded spaceplane to achieve spaceflight.

    • June 21, 2006 Pluto's newly discovered moons are officially christened Nix & Hydra.







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