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June 21, 1919 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Events in History

  • Social Democrat Gustav Bauer forms a German government

Sinking ShipScuttling 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

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German Navy ship SMS Bayern after being scuttled on the orders of German Admiral Ludwig von Reuter
German Navy ship SMS Bayern after being scuttled on the orders of German Admiral Ludwig von Reuter
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Birthdays in History

  • Gérard 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 in History