On This Day in History for June 21 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 138 of 138

  • 1976 Berlinguers PCI wins election in Italy
  • 1977 Former White House chief of staff H. R. Haldeman enters prison

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1977 Menachem Begin (Likud) becomes Israel's 6th PM

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin
  • 1977 Bülent Ecevit forms a minority government in Turkey which lasts only 1 month
  • 1978 The British Army shoot dead 3 Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers and a passing Ulster Volunteer Force member at a postal depot on Ballysillan Road, Belfast; it is claimed that the PIRA volunteers were about to launch a bomb attack
  • 1979 Sri Lanka beat Canada by 60 runs to win the 1st ICC Trophy
  • 1981 12-bottle case of 1979 Napamedoc Cabernet wine auctioned for $24,000
  • 1981 Don Fagan & Walter Becker quit Steely Dan
  • 1981 Riots at Casablanca, kills 66-200
  • 1981 Socialists/communists win French parliamentary election
  • 1983 Stephanie Kay Ashmore, of Alabama, 18, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • 1985 American, Brazilian & West German forensic pathologists confirm skeletal remains exhumed in Brazil were Nazi Dr Josef Mengele
  • 1986 "Living on Video" by Trans-X peaks at #61
  • 1986 "Vienna Calling" by Falco peaks at #18
  • 1987 Discovery rolls over from OPF to Vandenberg AFB
  • 1988 Many killed at demonstration against general Ne Win in Rangoon
  • 1988 Rascals begin 1st tour in 20 years
  • 1989 Supreme Court rules ok to burn US flag as a political expression
  • 1990 7.7 Manjil-Rudbar Earthquake with hundreds of aftershocks hits Iran; killing about 50,000
  • 1990 NYC's Zodiac killer shoots 4th victim, Larry Parham
  • 1990 Parliaments of W & E Germany recognize Oder-Neissegrens
  • 1990 US House of Representatives votes 254-177 to stop US flag burning, doesn't pass
  • 1991 Jirg Haider resigns as premier of Karinthia
  • 1993 English mathematician Andrew Wiles proves last theorem of Fermat
  • 1993 STS-57 (Endeavour) launches into orbit
  • 2000 Section 28 (outlawing the 'promotion' of homosexuality in the United Kingdom) is repealed in Scotland with a 99 to 17 vote.
  • 2001 Total solar eclipse in Madagascar-Indian Ocean (4m56s)
  • 2001 A federal grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, indicts 13 Saudis and a Lebanese in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 American servicemen.
  • 2001 Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is the 1st Hispanic woman to be honored on a US postage stamp

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2003 "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" the 5th book of the series by J. K. Rowling is published worldwide in English

Novelist J. K. Rowling
J. K. Rowling
  • 2004 SpaceShipOne becomes the first privately funded spaceplane to achieve spaceflight.
  • 2006 Pluto's newly discovered moons are officially named Nix & Hydra.
  • 2012 Moody's downgrades 15 major banks in the UK, US, Canada and Europe
  • 2012 A boat of 200 asylum seekers headed to Australia capsizes and 110 survivors are rescued
  • 2013 15 people are killed and 20 are injured after a suicide bomber attacks a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • 2015 Jordan Spieth wins 115th U.S. Open at Chambers Bay (68-67-71-69-275)
  • 2015 Hackers ground 1400 passengers by attacking IT system at Warsaw Chopin airport in Poland
  • 2015 94 people die & 45 are hospitalized after drinking moonshine in Mumbai, India

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 121 of 121

  • 1950 Anne Carson, Canadian poet
  • 1952 Kôichi Mashimo, Japanese anime director

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1953 Benazir Bhutto, 11th Prime Minister of Pakistan and 1st female leader of a Muslim nation, born in Karachi, Pakistan (d. 2007)

Pakistani Politican Benazir Bhutto
Pakistani Politican
Benazir Bhutto
  • 1954 Mark Kimmitt, US Army general
  • 1954 Robert Menasse, Austrian writer
  • 1957 Berke Breathed, cartoonist (Vegetarian, Bloom County, Outland)
  • 1958 Gennadi Ivanovich Padalka, Russian major/cosmonaut (SK: Soyuz TM-28)

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1961 Joko Widodo, Indonesian politician (President of Indonesia 2014), born in Surakarta

President of Indonesia Joko Widodo
President of Indonesia
Joko Widodo
  • 1965 Yang Liwei, Chinese astronaut
  • 1966 Rudi Bakhtiar, American journalist
  • 1966 Mancow Muller, American radio personality
  • 1967 Pierre Omidyar, Iranian-American billionaire
  • 1968 Alisyn Camerota, American journalist
  • 1968 Gretchen Carlson, American journalist
  • 1969 Gabriella Paruzzi, Italian skier
  • 1971 Dipendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, Crown Prince/son of King of Nepal
  • 1971 Nicole Stevenson, Australian backstroker (Oly-bronze-92, 96), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1972 Alon Hilu, Israeli writer
  • 1974 Natasha Desborough, British radio personality

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1982 Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, son of Prince Charles & Lady Diana, born in London, England

Duke of Cambridge Prince William
Duke of Cambridge
Prince William

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1983 Edward Snowden, American NSA contractor who leaked classified information, born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina

NSA Contractor Edward Snowden
NSA Contractor
Edward Snowden

Weddings in History

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Deaths in History

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