On This Day

Historical Events on June 21 (Part 2)

  • 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

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2012 NBA Finals: Miami Heat win their second NBA title; beat Oklahoma City Thunder, 121-106 in Game 5; MVP: LeBron James

Basketball Player LeBron James
Basketball Player
LeBron James
  • 2013 15 people are killed and 20 are injured after a suicide bomber attacks a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan

Sport awardUS Golf Open

2015 US Open Men's Golf, Chambers Bay GC: Jordan Spieth (21) becomes youngest winner since 1923 by 1 shot from Dustin Johnson & Louis Oosthuizen

Professional Golfer Jordan Spieth
Professional Golfer
Jordan Spieth
  • 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
  • 2017 Romanian Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu outed after losing no-confidence vote 241-7
  • 2017 In landmark case Israeli woman wins sexism case against airline El Al after asked to change seat away from a man
  • 2018 EU imposes tariffs on US goods worth $3.2 billion in response to US tariffs
  • 2018 New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden becomes the second world leader to give birth in office, to a daughter

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2018 Sara Netanyahu, wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is charged with fraud

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu
Prime Minister of Israel
Benjamin Netanyahu
  • 2018 NBA Draft: Arizona center Deandre Ayton first pick by Phoenix Suns

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2019 UK police called to house of leader contender Boris Johnson over alleged altercation with his girlfriend

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
British Prime Minister
Boris Johnson
  • 2019 NHL Draft: US NTDP center Jack Hughes first pick by New Jersey Devils

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2020 Kurt Cobain's guitar during Nirvana's MTV Unplugged show sells for a record $6 million

Rocker Kurt Cobain
Rocker
Kurt Cobain
  • 2020 WHO records a record number of new daily cases of coronavirus COVID-19 - 183,020, with 116,000 coming from North and South America.
  • 2020 New archaeological discovery announced near Stonehenge of a large circle of shafts surrounding a village 2500 BC, largest prehistoric structure in Britain
  • 2020 Saudi Arabia bans international visitors from making the Islamic Hajj pilgrimage in 2020 due to coronavirus