Historical Events on June 21

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Victory in battleVictory in Battle

68 Roman General Vespasian conquers Jericho during the Great Jewish Revolt

Roman Emperor Vespasian
Roman Emperor
  • 524 Godomar, King of the Burgundians, defeats the Franks at the Battle of Vézeronce
  • 996 Pope Gregory V crowns Otto III Roman Catholic German Emperor of Elzas
  • 1128 Battle of Akspoele: earl Willem of Normandy beats Diederik
  • 1498 Jews are expelled from Nurenberg Bavaria by Emperor Maximillian
  • 1529 Battle of Landriano: Imperial-Spanish forces under Don Antonio de Leyva, Duke of Terranova, beat a French army under Francis de Bourbon, Comte de St. Pol
  • 1547 Great fire in Moscow, 2-3,000 killed
  • 1572 Garrison under Adrian of Swieten conquers Gouda
  • 1582 The Incident at Honnō-ji takes place in Kyoto, Japan
  • 1607 1st Protestant Episcopal parish in America established, Jamestown
  • 1661 Treaty of Kardis: Russia & Sweden sign peace treaty
  • 1667 Dutch Admiral Michiel de Ruyter occupies Sheerness, England
  • 1672 Dutch pension advisor Johan de Witt seriously wounded

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1672 French troops under King Louis XIV occupy Utrecht

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV

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1684 King Charles II revokes Massachusetts Bay Colony charter

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II
  • 1734 In Montreal, New France (Quebec), black slave Marie-Joseph Angélique, having been convicted of the arson that destroyed much of the city, is tortured and hanged by the French authorities in a public ceremony
  • 1749 Pieter Steyn installed as pension advisor of Netherlands
  • 1749 Halifax, Nova Scotia, is founded
  • 1768 1st medical diploma in America is granted to Dr John Archer from the College of Philadelphia

/flags/united statesConstitution of the United States

1788 US Constitution comes into effect when New Hampshire is the 9th state to ratify it

  • 1788 The population of Vizille, France, demands local parliament

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1791 Fleeing French King Louis XVI and family captured at Varennes-en-Argonne

King of France Louis XVI
King of France
Louis XVI
  • 1792 Vancouver meets Spanish ships Sutil & Mexicana off Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1805 Great Stone Face, or the Profile found in New Hampshire
  • 1813 Peninsular War: Battle of Vitoria
  • 1821 African Methodist Episcopal Zion (AMEZ) Church organizes (NYC)
  • 1822 Slave revolt leaders Denmark Vesey and Peter Poyas arrested in South Carolina
  • 1824 Greek War of Independence: Egyptian forces capture Psara in the Aegean Sea
  • 1826 Maniots defeat Egyptians under Ibrahim Pasha in the Battle of Vergas

InventionHistoric Invention

1834 American inventor and businessman Cyrus McCormick patents the reaping machine

Inventor of the Mechanical Reaper Cyrus McCormick
Inventor of the Mechanical Reaper
Cyrus McCormick
  • 1849 Battle at Waghausel: Prussian troops beat Baden rebels
  • 1854 First Victoria Cross won during bombardment of Bomarsund in the Aland Islands (Crimean War)
  • 1858 Louisiana chess prodigy Paul Morphy arrives in Europe
  • 1863 Battle at Upperville, Virginia, 389 casualities
  • 1864 New Zealand Wars: The Tauranga Campaign ends
  • 1868 Wagner's opera "Meistersinger von Nuernberg" premieres in Munich

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1869 William James passes his medical examination

Father of American psychology William James
Father of American psychology
William James
  • 1877 The Molly Maguires, ten Irish immigrants, are hanged at the Schuylkill County and Carbon County, Pennsylvania prisons
  • 1879 Frank W. Woolworth opens his 1st successful "F. W. Woolworth Great Five Cent Store" on North Queen Street, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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1887 Britain celebrates golden jubilee of Queen Victoria

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
  • 1893 1st Ferris wheel premieres (Chicago's Columbian Exposition)
  • 1894 Workers in Pittsburgh strike Pullman sleeping car company
  • 1895 British Roseberry government falls
  • 1898 US captures Guam from Spain during the Spanish-American War
  • 1900 Dodgers score 7 in top of 11th to go ahead of Phillies, 20-13, In bottom of 11th Phillies stalls so umpire forfeits game to Dodgers
  • 1900 In the Philippines, General Arthur McArthur, US military governor of the Philippines, issues an amnesty proclamation to those Filipinos who will renounce the insurgent movement and accept US sovereignty
  • 1903 Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Mazarine Stone" takes place (BG)
  • 1904 Boston Herald tells of Red Sox trade "Dougherty as a Yankee," 1st known reference to NY club as Yankees (became Yankees in 1913)

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

1904 The US Republican Party nominates Theodore Roosevelt for President, but not without opposition from those whom he calls 'malefactors of great wealth'

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • 1907 13th US Golf Open: Alec Ross shoots a 302 at Philadelphia Cricket Club PA
  • 1907 E W Scripps founded United Press

  • 1907 47th British Golf Open: Arnaud Massy shoots a 312 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club
  • 1913 Tiny Broadwick is 1st woman to parachute from an airplane
  • 1915 Anti-British revolt in South Africa ends with arrest of General De Law
  • 1915 The U.S. Supreme Court hands down its decision in Guinn v. United States 238 US 347 1915, striking down an Oklahoma law denying the right to vote to some citizens
  • 1916 Boston Rube Forster no-hits NY Yankees, 2-0
  • 1916 Mexican troops defeat US expeditionary force under Gen. Pershing
  • 1917 Hawaiian Red Cross forms
  • 1919 Bauer forms German government
  • 1919 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
  • 1921 HSC '21 soccer team forms in Haaksbergen
  • 1921 The UK, the Dominions, and India, become the British Commonwealth of Nations
  • 1923 Marcus Garvey sentenced to 5 years for using mail to defraud
  • 1924 NCRV, Dutch Christian Radio Society, forms
  • 1930 Ruth hits 3 HRs as Yanks blow 6-0 lead in 7th & lose 15-7
  • 1932 Heavyweight Jack Sharkey TKOs Max Schmeling (NYC)
  • 1932 Jack Sharkey beats Max Schmeling in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1933 1st Great Lakes-to-Gulf of Mexico barge trip completed, New Orleans
  • 1937 French People's front government-Blum falls
  • 1938 Baseball's Pinky Higgins gets 12th straight hit

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1938 Bradman scores 101* in 77 minutes, Australia v Lancashire

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

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1939 NY Yankees announce Lou Gehrig's retirement after doctors reveal he has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1940 German occupiers disband Dutch States-General/Council of State
  • 1940 The first successful west-to-east navigation of Northwest Passage begins at Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1941 2nd French troops occupies Damascus Syria
  • 1941 After winning 20 straight at Fenway, Lefty Grove loses to Browns
  • 1942 129°F (54°C), Tirat Zevi, Israel (Asian record)

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1942 US President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrive in Washington, D.C.

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt

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1942 Rommel takes Tobruk in North Africa

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel
  • 1942 Seinheuer throws female world record spear (47.24m)
  • 1943 Federal troops put down racial riot in Detroit; 30 dead
  • 1944 Very heavy bombing on Berlin
  • 1945 US defeat Japanese forces on Okinawa
  • 1946 10 die in fire at Baker Hotel, Dallas Texas
  • 1946 Bill Veeck buys Indians for $2.2 million
  • 1946 Federal judge in Seattle rules that club doesn't have to play returning serviceman
  • 1948 1st stored computer program run, on Manchester Mark I
  • 1948 33 1/3 RPM LP record introduced and 78's planned to be phased out (Dr Peter Goldmark-Columbia Records)
  • 1948 Lord Mountbatten resigns as Governor General of India (formerly the last Viceroy)
  • 1948 Rhodes conference on Israeli-Arab war opens
  • 1948 WNAC (now WHDH) TV channel 7 in Boston, MA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1950 Joe DiMaggio gets his 2,000th hit
  • 1951 "17" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 180 performances
  • 1951 Patty Berg wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open
  • 1952 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open
  • 1952 Philippine School of Commerce, through a republic act, is converted to Philippine College of Commerce; later to be the Polytechnic University of the Philippines
  • 1954 John Landy runs world record mile (3:58.0)

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1955 Johnny Cash debuts Top 10 country song "Cry! Cry! Cry!"

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash
  • 1956 Anti-protons detected in the atmosphere
  • 1956 German DR frees almost 19,000 prisoners
  • 1956 Oriole Connie Johnson beats WS Jack Harshman (1-0) in dual 1 hitters
  • 1957 Ellen Louks Fairclough is sworn in as Canada's first woman Cabinet Minister

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1957 Louis St. Laurent resigns as Prime Minister of Canada, ending the longest uninterrupted run at the federal level in Canadian history

12th Prime Minister of Canada Louis St. Laurent
12th Prime Minister of Canada
Louis St. Laurent
  • 1957 7th Berlin International Film Festival: "12 Angry Men" wins Golden Bear
  • 1958 French franc devalues
  • 1960 Armin Hary runs world record 100m (10.0)
  • 1962 USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 75,190 m
  • 1963 Pope Paul VI (Giovanni Battista Montini) succeeds John XXIII
  • 1963 13th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Devil" and "Bushido: The Cruel Code of the Samurai" win the Golden Bear (tie)
  • 1964 Beckwith arrested for murder of Medger Evers, found guilty 30 yr later
  • 1964 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Lady Carling Eastern Golf Open
  • 1964 Phillies Jim Bunning pitches perfect game (Mets) on Fathers day, in 2nd game of DH, Mets get 3 hits, 3 being fewest hits in NL DH
  • 1964 Three civil rights workers, Michael H Schwerner, Andrew Goodman & James E Chane, disappeared after release from a Mississippi jail
  • 1964 UEFA European Championship: Spain defeat Soviet Union 2-1 in Madrid

Sport awardGolf Major

1965 65th US Golf Open: Gary Player shoots 282 at Bellerive CC in St Louis

Golfer Gary Player
Gary Player
  • 1966 Queen Juliana opens Coen tunnel in Amsterdam

Film release premierFilm Release

1966 "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", directed by Mike Nichols and based on the 1962 play of the same name, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, is released (Academy Awards Best Actress 1967)

  • 1967 Yanks take 5-3 lead in 11th & lose 6-5, in 2nd game Red Sox lead 3-2 in 9th & Yanks beat them 6-3

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1968 Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren resigns

Jurist and Governor of California Earl Warren
Jurist and Governor of California
Earl Warren
  • 1968 18th Berlin International Film Festival: "Who Saw Him Die?" wins the Golden Bear
  • 1969 1st reported hearing of pirate radio WGHP (With God's Help Peace)
  • 1969 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 14th Symphony premieres in Moscow
  • 1969 John Pennel pole vaults world record (5.45 m)
  • 1969 Zager & Evans release "In the Year 2525"
  • 1970 70th US Golf Open: Tony Jacklin shoots a 281 at Hazeltine National Minn
  • 1970 FIFA World Cup: Brazil beats Italy, 4-1 to win Football's 9th World Cup in Mexico City
  • 1970 Detroit's Cesar Gutierrez goes 7-for-7 to tie a record set in 1892
  • 1970 Judy Rankin wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic
  • 1971 50,000 attend Celebration of Life, rock concert, McCrea Louisiana
  • 1971 71st US Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots a 280 at Merion GC in Ardmore PA
  • 1971 Indians Ken Harrelson retires from baseball to play pro golf
  • 1971 International Court of Justice asks South Africa to pull out of Namibia
  • 1974 24th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz" wins the Golden Bear

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1975 Elton John, Eagles and Beach Boys play Wembley

Singer Elton John
Elton John

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1975 Ritchie Blackmore quits Deep Purple, forms Rainbow

  • 1975 Soyuz 19 returns to Earth
  • 1975 West Indies beat Australia by 17 runs to win Cricket World Cup
  • 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 Prime Minister

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin
  • 1977 Bülent Ecevit forms a minority government in Turkey which lasts only 1 month

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1978 Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's musical "Evita" premieres in London

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyricist Tim Rice
Tim Rice
  • 1978 The British Army shoots 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 81st US Golf Open: David Graham shoots 273 at Merion GC in Ardmore Pa

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1981 Don Fagan and Walter Becker quit rock group Steely Dan

Musician and Producer Walter Becker
Musician and Producer
Walter Becker
Singer Donald Fagen
Donald Fagen
  • 1981 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf
  • 1981 Riots at Casablanca, kills 66-200
  • 1981 Socialists/communists win French parliamentary election

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1982 Paul McCartney releases "Take it Away"

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

MurderAssassination Attempt

1982 John Hinckley found not guilty of 1981 attempted assassination of President Reagan by reason of insanity

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1983 Stephanie Kay Ashmore, of Alabama, 18, crowned America's Junior Miss

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1983 Tennis ace Arthur Ashe undergoes double bypass heart surgery

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • 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
  • 1986 Bo Jackson, Heisman Trophy winner, signs with KC Royals
  • 1986 Heike Drechsler of East Germany long jumps 7.45 m (women's record)
  • 1986 President Reagan gives speech defending his judicial appointments
  • 1987 87th US Golf Open: Scott Simpson shoots a 277 at Olympic Club in San Francisco
  • 1987 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
  • 1987 Discovery rolls over from OPF to Vandenberg AFB

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1987 Mike Tyson sexually harasses a parking lot attendant

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1988 42nd NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Detroit Pistons, 4 games to 3
  • 1988 Many killed at demonstration against General Ne Win in Rangoon
  • 1988 Rascals begin 1st tour in 20 years
  • 1989 Carlton Fisk becomes AL catcher HR hitter, 307th at Yankee stadium
  • 1989 Supreme Court rules ok to burn US flag as a political expression

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 Yankees trade Rickey Henderson to A's for Plunk, Cadaret & Polonia

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 1990 7.7 Manjil-Rudbar Earthquake with hundreds of aftershocks hits Iran; killing about 50,000
  • 1990 Little Richard gets a star on Hollywood's walk of fame
  • 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
  • 1990 At Yankee Stadium rally, Nelson Mandela dons a NY Yankee baseball cap and proclaims "I am a Yankee!"
  • 1991 Jirg Haider resigns as premier of Austrian province of Karinthia

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1991 NY Islanders Denis Potvin and Mike Bossy, elected to Hockey Hall of Fame

NHL Star Denis Potvin
NHL Star
Denis Potvin
Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • 1991 P.V. Narasimha Rao becomes Prime Minister of India as head of the Congress minority government
  • 1992 92nd US Golf Open: Tom Kite shoots a 285 at Pebble Beach Golf Links California
  • 1992 Danielle Ammaccapan wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open

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1992 Last day of test cricket for Ian Botham and Allan Lamb

Cricketer Ian Botham
Ian Botham
  • 1993 "Camelot" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 56 performances
  • 1993 English mathematician Andrew Wiles proves last theorem of Fermat
  • 1993 STS-57 (Endeavour) launches into orbit

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1994 Steffi Graf becomes 1st defending tennis champ to lose in 1st round of a major tournament (Wimbledon to Lorrie McNeal)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • 1997 "Defending the Caveman" closes at Helen Hayes NYC after 671 performances

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1997 35th NHL draft Boston picks center Joe Thornton 1st

NHL Star Joe Thornton
NHL Star
Joe Thornton
  • 1997 Women's National Basketball Association begins as NY Liberty beats LA Sparks
  • 1998 98th US Golf Open: Lee Janzen shoots a 280 at Olympic Club SF
  • 1998 "Don't Be Cruel" 2nd studio album by Bobby Brown is released (Grammy Award Best Male R&B Vocal Performance 1990)
  • 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

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2001 Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is the 1st Hispanic woman to be honored on a US postage stamp

Painter Frida Kahlo
Frida Kahlo

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

2002 Lennox Lewis retains boxing's WBC world Heavyweight crown with an eight round knockout over Mike Tyson

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Lennox Lewis
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Lennox Lewis
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson

Book releaseHistoric Publication

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

Music releaseAlbum Release

2005 Billy Corgan releases "TheFutureEmbrace", his first solo album

Musician Billy Corgan
Billy Corgan
  • 2006 Pluto's newly discovered moons are officially named Nix and Hydra