What Happened on June 21, 1940

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • German occupiers disband Dutch States-General/Council of State
  • The first successful west-to-east navigation of Northwest Passage begins at Vancouver, British Columbia.

Famous Birthdays

  • Mariette Hartley, actress (Poloroid spokesperson, Marooned), born in NYC, New York
  • Michael Ruse, Canadian philosopher

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

37th US President Richard Nixon (27) weds Pat Ryan (28) at the Mission Inn in Riverside, California

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon

Famous Deaths

  • Edouard Vuillard, French painter/graphic artist, dies
  • Hendrik Marsman, Dutch poet/writer/critic, drowns at 40
  • Smedley Butler, American Marine general (b. 1881)
  • W Hasenclever, writer, dies at 49