On This Day

What Happened on June 21, 1919

Historical Events

  • Social Democrat Gustav Bauer forms a German government

Scuttling at Scapa Flow

The German Navy, feeling betrayed by the terms of the Versailles Treaty, scuttles most of its ships interned at Great Britain's Scapa Flow Naval base in the Orkney Islands

Famous Birthdays

  • GĂ©rard Pelletier, French Canadian journalist, politician, and diplomat, born in Victoriaville, Canada (d. 1997)
  • Paolo Soleri, Italian-American architect, born in Turin, Italy (d. 2013)
1919 Highlights

About June 21, 1919

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 102 years, 5 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Cancer