June 21, 1940 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

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

Birthdays in History

  • Michael Ruse, Canadian philosopher

Weddings in History

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

Deaths in History

  • 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