What Happened on June 21

Significant 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 McCormick patents the reaping machine

On June 21, 1834

Would You Believe?

Frank W. Woolworth opens his 1st successful "F. W. Woolworth Great Five Cent Store" on North Queen Street, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

On June 21, 1879

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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