21st June, on this day

524 Godomar, King of the Burgundians defeats the Franks at the Battle of Vézeronce.
1498 Jews are expelled from Nurenberg Bavaria by Emperor Maximillian
1582 Incident at Honno-ji in Kyoto, Japan.
1607 1st Protestant Episcopal parish in America established, Jamestown
1621 Execution of 27 Czech noblemen on the Old Town Square in Prague as a consequence of the Battle of White Mountain.
1633 Galileo Galilei is forced by Inquisition to "abjure, curse, and
detest" his Copernican heliocentric views
1665 First soldiers of Le Régiment de Carignan-Salières arrive at Quebec to invade Iroquois territories.
1675 Laying of the foundation stone of the new St Paul's Cathedral in London designed by Sir Christopher Wren. The site faces that of the church destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666
1684 MA Bay Colony's charter revoked
1734 In Montreal in New France (today primarily Quebec), a black slave known by the French name of Marie-Joseph Angélique, having been convicted of the arson that destroyed much of the city, was tortured and hanged by the French authorities in a public ceremony that involved her disgrace and the amputation of a hand.
1768 1st US bachelor of medicine degree (Dr John Archer)
1788 New Hampshire ratifies the Constitution and is thus admitted as the 9th state in the United States.
1792 Vancouver meets Spanish ships Sutil and Mexicana off Vancouver, BC
1793 British forces commanded by Lord Lake defeat Irish rebels at the Battle of Vinegar Hill - bringing an end to the Irish Rebellion
1798 Irish Rebellion of 1798: The British Army defeats Irish rebels at Battle of Vinegar Hill
1813 Peninsular War: Battle of Vitoria
1813 Laura Secord sets out to warn British forces of an impending U.S. attack on Queenston, Ontario during the War of 1812
1826 Maniots defeat Egyptians under Ibrahim Pasha in the Battle of Vergas
1834 Cyrus Hall McCormick patents reaping machine
1854 Charles Lucas becomes the first winner of Britain's highest medal for bravery, the Victoria Cross
1858 Louisiana chess prodigy Paul Morphy arrives in Europe
1864 New Zealand Land Wars: The Tauranga Campaign ends.
1869 The opera "Die Meistersinger" is produced (Munich)
1877 The Molly Maguires, ten Irish immigrants, are hanged at the Schuylkill County and Carbon County, Pennsylvania Prisons.
1879 F W Woolworth opens 1st store (failed almost immediately)
1887 Britain celebrates golden jubilee of Queen Victoria
1887 In southern Africa, Britain annexes Zululand - blocking Transvaal's attempts to gain access to the African coast
1893 1st Ferris wheel premieres (Chicago's Columbian Exposition)
1898 Guam becomes a U.S. territory.
1900 In the United States of America, the National Republican Convention in Philadelphia re-nominates William McKinley for the Presidency and selects Theodore Roosevelt for Vice-President
1913 Tiny Broadwick becomes 1st woman to parachute from an airplane
1915 The U.S. Supreme Court hands down its decision in Guinn v. United States, striking down an Oklahoma law denying the right to vote to some citizens.
1919 Royal Canadian Mounted Police fire a volley into a crowd of unemployed war veterans, killing two, during the Winnipeg General Strike.
1919 Germans scuttle their own fleet
1923 Marcus Garvey sentenced to 5 years for using the mail to defraud
1933 1st Great Lakes-to-Gulf of Mexico barge trip completed, New Orleans
1937 First televising of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships
1942 Rommel takes Tobruk in North Africa
1942 A Japanese submarine surfaces near the Columbia River in Oregon, firing 17 shells at nearby Fort Stevens in one of only a handful of attacks by the Japanese against the U.S. mainland.
1943 Federal troops put down racial riot in Detroit 30 dead
1945 Japanese forces on Okinawa surrender to US during WW II
1946 10 die in fire at Baker Hotel, Dallas Texas
1948 1st stored computer program run, on Manchester Mark I
1948 Dr Peter Goldmark of CBS demonstrates "long playing record" Columbia commits to 33 1/3 rpm records, plans to phase out 78's
1954 Last day in office of the FIFA President Jules Rimet - who gave his name to the trophy awarded to football's World Cup winners - a competition introduced while he was running world football
1962 USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 75,190 m
1963 Pope Paul VI (Giovanni Battista Montini) succeeds John XXIII
1964 3 civil rights workers-Michael H Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James E Chaney-disappeared after release from a Mississippi jail
1969 In Britain, BBC TV broadcasts 'Royal Family' - a documentary going behind the public facade of the British Royal Family. This was the first time anyone had seen Queen Elizabeth II, husband the Duke of Edinburgh and their children other than on official engagements
1969 Zager and Evans release "In the Year 2525"
1970 Brazil wins last Jules Rimet Trophy, soccer championship
1970 British golfer Tony Jacklin becomes the first Englishman to win the US Open Championship for more than 50 years
1971 50,000 attend Celebration of Life, rock concert, McCrea Louisana
1975 Soyuz 19 returns to Earth
1977 Former White House chief of staff HR Haldeman enters prison
1977 Menachem Begin (Likud), becomes Israel's 6th PM
1978 The musical 'Evita' opens in London
1981 12-bottle case of 1979 Napamedoc Cabernet wine auctioned for $24,000
1982 Wash DC jury finds John Hinckley Jr innocent by insanity
1985 American, Brazilian and West German forensic pathologists confirm
skeletal remains exhumed in Brazil were Nazi Dr Josef Mengele
1987 Mike Tyson sexually harasses a parking lot attendent
1989 Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson remarry
1989 Supreme Court rules ok to burn US flag as a political expression
1990 An estimated 100,000 are killed in northern Iran following an earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter Scale
1990 NYC's Zodiac killer shoots 4th victim, Larry Parham
1990 US House of Reps vote 254-177 to stop US flag burning, doesn't pass
2000 Section 28 (outlawing the 'promotion' of homosexuality in the United Kingdom) repealed in Scotland with a 99 to 17 vote.
2001 A federal grand jury in Alexandria, Va., indicted 13 Saudis and a Lebanese in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 American servicemen.
2002 The World Health Organization declares Europe polio free.
2004 SpaceShipOne becomes the first privately funded spaceplane to achieve spaceflight.
2006 Pluto's newly discovered moons are officially named Nix and Hydra.

21st June 2006

Mass abduction at Baghdad factory

'Al-Qaeda video' of 20th hijacker

Scientists urge evolution lessons

21st June 2007

Iraq attacks kill 14 US soldiers

EU leaders meet for vital summit

Arrests at Jerusalem gay parade

21st June 2008

Iran discounts 'attack by Israel'

Deadly stampede at Mexico disco

Nigerian oil pipeline 'attacked'

21st June 2009

'Ten killed' in Iran clashes - state TV

Indian police killed by 'Maoists'

Two die in US Afghan base attack

21st June 2010

8 killed in Iraq suicide bombing

Afghan crash kills Nato soldiers

Pakistan troops killed in clashes

Birthdates which occurred on 21st June :

1732 Martha Washington 1st, 1st lady
1774 Daniel D Tompkins (D-R), 6th US vice-president (1817-25)
1851 Daniel Carter Beard US, organized 1st boy scout troop
1882 Rockwell Kent artist/painter/illustrator (Canterbury Tales)
1891 Hermann Scherchen Berlin Germany, conductor (Nature of Music)
1892 Hilding Rosenberg Bosj”kloster Sweden, composer (Babels Torn)
1892 Reinhold Niebuhr US, theologian (Nature & Destiny of Man)
19-- Kip Winger rocker (Winger-17)
19-- Leigh McCloskey LA Calif, actor (Mitch-Dallas, Brian-Executive Suite)
1903 Al Hirschfeld cartoonist (1975 Tony Award)
1903 Dorothy Stickney actress (And So They Were Married)
1905 Jean-Paul Sartre France, philosopher/writer (Nobel 1964; declined)
1912 Mary McCarthy US, novelist (Group)
1921 Frank Scott Fargo ND, pianist (Lawrence Welk Show)
1921 Jane Russell Bemidji, MN, actress full-figured gal (The Outlaw)
1921 Jean Kent London England, actress (Adv of Sir Francis Drake)
1922 Judy Holliday NYC, comedienne/actress (Born Yesterday, Adam's Rib)
1923 John Compton Lynchburg Tn, actor (Shannon-The D.A.'s Man)
1925 Maureen Stapleton Troy NY, actress (Airport, Coccoon, Plaza Suite)
1927 Carl Stokes (Cleve-Mayor)
1928 Judith Raskin NYC, soprano (Susanna-Le Nozze di Figaro)
1930 Mike McCormack NFL offensive tackle (NY Yankees, Cleveland, Phila)
1931 Lawrence K Grossman News president (NBC-TV)
1931 Margaret Heckler US Secretary of Health & Human Services (1983-85)
1932 Lalo (Boris) Schifrin Buenos Aires Argentina, composer
1933 Bernie Kopell NYC, actor (Love Boat, Get Smart, That Girl)
1935 Fran‡oise Sagan France, novelist (Bon Jour Trieste)
1935 Monte Markham Manatee Fla, actor (Second Hundred Years, Dallas)
1938 Ron Ely Hereford Tx, actor (Tarzan, Doc Savage)
1940 Joe Flaherty Pitts Pa, comedian (SCTV, Blue Monday)
1940 Mariette Hartley NYC, actress (Poloroid spokesperson, Marooned)
1942 William Bradford Reynolds Conn, US asst attorney general
1944 Corinna Tsopel Athens Greece, actress (Man Called Horse)
1944 Ray Davies singer/guitarist (The Kinks-Come Dancing)
1947 Meredith Baxter-Birney Ca, actr (Family Ties, Bridget loves Bernie)
1947 Michael Gross Chicago Ill, actor (Family Ties)
1948 Joey Malland rocker (Badfinger-Come & Get It)
1948 Leo Sayers rocker (You Make Me Feel Like Dancing)
1950 Joey Kramer NYC, rock drummer (Aerosmith-Janie Got a Gun)
1953 Benazir Bhutto 1st female leader of a Moslem nation (Pakistan)
1953 Robyn Douglass Sendai Japan, actress (Lonely Guy, Romantic Comedy)
1956 Mikhail Burtsev USSR, sabres (Olympic-gold-1976)
1956 Rick Sutcliffe pitcher (LA Dodgers, Chicago Cubs)
1957 Mark Brzezicki rocker (Big Country-Wonderland)
1959 Tom Chambers NBA forward, center (Seattle SuperSonics, Phoenix Suns)
1962 Marc Copage LA Calif, actor (Corey Baker-Julia)
1964 Kari Kennell Colorado Springs Co, playmate (Feb, 1988)
1966 Nan Woods actress (1 More Saturday Night)
1967 Tim Simenson rocker (Bomb the Bass)
1982 Prince William of Wales Prince Chuck & Lady Di's baby


Deaths which occurred on June 21st:
1876 Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna Mexican general (took Alamo), dies at 82
1957 Don McBride actor (Mr Clyde-My Friend Flicka), dies at 68
1973 Frank Leahy football coach (Notre Dame), dies at 64

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