What Happened on June 21

Historical Events

  • 1788 US Constitution comes into effect when New Hampshire is the 9th state to ratify it
  • 1854 First Victoria Cross won during bombardment of Bomarsund in the Aland Islands (Crimean War)
  • 1948 Lord Mountbatten resigns as Governor General of India (formerly the last Viceroy)
  • 1990 7.7 Manjil-Rudbar Earthquake with hundreds of aftershocks hits Iran; killing about 50,000
  • 1993 English mathematician Andrew Wiles proves last theorem of Fermat
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Did You Know?

American inventor and businessman Cyrus Hall McCormick patents the reaping machine

On June 21, 1834

Famous Weddings

  • 1810 US President Zachary Taylor (25) weds Margaret Smith near Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1924 Inventor Robert H. Goddard (41) weds secretary Esther Christine Kisk (23) at St. John's Episcopal Church in Worcester
  • 1930 "Titanic" actress Gloria Stuart (19) weds sculptor Blair Gordon Newell
  • 1940 37th US President Richard Nixon (27) weds Pat Ryan (28) at the Mission Inn in Riverside, California
  • 1942 Jacqueline Kennedy's mother Janet Bouvier marries Standard Oil heir Hugh Auchincloss
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