June 21 Events in History - June 21 Birthdays - June 21 Deaths



2014 The U.S. is pressing Iraq to put a new government into place as soon as possible in order to keep the nation from being torn apart by sectarian violence; the U.S. plans to send military advisors but not direct military assistance at this time
2014 Tiger Woods has announced that he will begin golfing again after a three-month hiatus he took to recover from back surgery; he will play in the Quicken Loans National in Maryland next week
2013 The first human case of the H6N1 virus is discovered in Taiwan
2013 The U.S. officially charges Edward Snowden with espionnage
2012 In an attempt to restore profitability, Air France announces plans to cut over 5,000 jobs by the end of 2013
2012 Paraguay's President Fernando Lugo faces impeachment
2011 Volcanic ash from the 2011 Puyehue-Cordon Caulle eruption in Chile continues to disrupt flights in Australia
2011 Over 270,000 people in Illinois experience a power failure due to thunderstorms and funnel clouds
2010 Dhaka's University of Engineering and Technology in Bangladesh is shut down after a student rampage injures four people because of 2010 FIFA World Cup fever
2001 Total solar eclipse in Madagascar-Atl Ocean (4m56s)
1998 98th U.S. Golf Open: at Olympic Club SF
1997 "Defending the Caveman," closes at Helen Hayes New York City after 671 performances
1997 35th NHL draft Boston picks center Joe Thornton 1st
1997 Women's National Basketball Association begins as New York Liberty beats LA Sparks
1994 Steffi Graf becomes 1st defending tennis champ to lose in 1st round of a major tournament (Wimbledon to Lorrie McNeal)
1993 "Camelot" opens at Gershwin Theater New York City for 56 performances
1993 English mathematician Andrew Wiles proves last theorem of Fermat
1993 STS-57 (Endeavour) launches into orbit
1992 92nd U.S. Golf Open: Tom Kite shoots a 285 at Pebble Beach GL California
1992 Actor Michael Chiklis (Commish) marries Michelle Epstein
1992 Actress Marina Sirtis, Star Trek NG, marries rocker Michael Lamper
1992 Danielle Ammaccapan wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
1992 Last day of test cricket for Ian Botham and Allan Lamb
1991 Islanders Denis Potvan and Michael Bossy inducted into NHL Hall of Fame
1991 Jorg Haider resigns as premier of Karinthia
1991 New York Islanders Denis Potvin and Mike Bossy, elected to Hockey Hall of Fame
1990 Little Richard gets a star on Hollywood's walk of fame
1990 Parliament of W and E Germany recognize Oder-Neissegrens
1990 U.S. House of Representatives vote 254-177 to stop U.S. flag burning, doesn't pass
1990 At Yankee Stadium rally, Nelson Mandela dons a New York Yankee baseball cap and proclaims "I am a Yankee!"
1989 Carlton Fisk becomes AL catcher home run hitter, 307th at Yankee stadium
1989 Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson remarry
1989 Supreme Court rules ok to burn U.S. flag as a political expression
1989 Yankees trade Rickey Henderson to A's for Plunk, Cadaret and Polonia
1988 42nd NBA Championship: Los Angeles 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
1987 87th U.S. Golf Open: Scott Simpson shoots a 277 at Olympic Club in SF
1987 Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
1987 Discovery rolls over from OPF to Vandenberg AFB
1987 Mike Tyson sexually harasses a parking lot attendant
1986 "Living on Video" by Trans-X peaks at #61
1986 "Vienna Calling" by Falco peaks at #18
1986 Bo Jackson, Heisman Trophy winner, singns with Kansas City Royals
1986 Heike Drechsler of East Germany long jumps 7.45 m (women's record)
1986 President Reagan gives speech defending his judicial appointments
1985 American, Brazilian and West German forensic pathologists confirm skeletal remains exhumed in Brazil were Nazi Dr. Josef Mengele
1983 Stephanie Kay Ashmore, of Alabama, 18, crowned America's Junior Miss
1983 Tennis ace Arthur Ashe undergoes double bypass heart surgery
1982 Paul McCartney releases "Take it Away"
1982 Washington D.C. jury finds John Hinckley, Jr. innocent by insanity
1982 John Hinckley found not guilty of 1981 attempted assassination of President Reagan by reason of insanity
1981 12-bottle case of 1979 Napamedoc Cabernet wine auctioned for $24,000
1981 81st U.S. Golf Open: David Graham shoots 273 at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania
1981 Don Fagan and Walter Becker quit Steely Dan
1981 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf
1981 Riots at Casablanca, kills 66-200
1981 Socialists/communists win French parliamentary election
1979 Sri Lanka beat Canada by 60 runs to win the 1st ICC Trophy
1978 Andrew Lloyd Webber and Rice's musical "Evita," premiers in London
1977 Former White House chief of staff home run Haldeman enters prison
1977 Menachem Begin (Likud), becomes Israel's 6th PM
1976 Berlinguers PCI wins election in Italy
1975 "Jaws" by Steven Spielberg opens
1975 Elton John, Eagles and Beach Boys play Wembley
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
1971 50,000 attend Celebration of Life, rock concert, McCrea Louisiana
1971 71st U.S. Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots a 280 at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania
1971 Indians Ken Harrelson retires from baseball to play pro golf
1971 International Court of Justice asks South Africa to pull out of Namibia
1970 70th U.S. Golf Open: Tony Jacklin shoots a 281 at Hazeltine National Minn
1970 Brazil beats Italy, 4-1, to win soccer's 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
1969 Dmitri Shostakovich's 14th Symphony, premieres in Moscow
1969 John Pennel pole vaults world record (5.45 m)
1969 Zager and Evans release "In the Year 2525"
1968 Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren resigns
1967 Yankees take 5-3 lead in 11th and lose 6-5, in 2nd game Red Sox lead 3-2 in 9th and Yankees beat them 6-3
1966 Queen Juliana opens Coen tunnel in Amsterdam
1965 65th U.S. Golf Open: Gary Player shoots 282 at Bellerive CC in St. Louis
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
1963 Pope Paul VI (Giovanni Battista Montini) succeeds John XXIII
1962 USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 75,190 m
1960 Armin Hary runs world record 100m (10.0)
1956 Anti-protons detected in the atmosphere
1956 East Germany frees almost 19,000 prisoners
1956 Oriole Connie Johnson beats WS Jack Harshman (1-0) in dual 1 hitters
1954 John Landy runs world record mile (3:58.0)
1952 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open
1951 "17" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 180 performances
1951 Patty Berg wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open
1951 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Evangelii praecones
1950 Joe DiMaggio gets his 2,000th hit
1948 1st stored computer program run, on Manchester Mark I
1948 33 1/3 RPM LP record introduced (DR Peter Goldmark-Columbia Records)
1948 Lord Mountbatten resigns as Governor-General of India
1948 Rhodes conference on Israeli-Arab war opens
1948 WNAC (now KNEV) TV channel 7 in Boston, MA (CBS) begins broadcasting
1948 Columbia commits to 33 1/3 rpm records, plans to phase out 78's as Dr. Peter Goldmark of CBS demonstrates "long playing record"
1946 10 die in fire at Baker Hotel, Dallas Texas
1946 Bill Veeck purchases the Cleveland Indians for $2.2 million
1946 Federal judge rules Seattle club doesn't have to play returning serviceman
1945 U.S. defeat Japanese forces on Okinawa during WW II
1943 Federal troops put down racial riot in Detroit 30 dead
1942 129 degrees F (54 degrees C), Tirat Zevi, Israel
1942 Jacqueline Kennedy's mother marries Hugh Auchincloss
1942 President Roosevelt/premier Churchill arrives in Washington, D.C.
1942 Rommel takes Tobruk in North Africa
1942 Seinheuer throws female world record spear (47.24m)
1941 2nd French troops occupies Damascus Syria
1941 After winning 20 straight at Fenway, Lefty Grove loses to Browns
1940 German occupiers disband Dutch States-General/Council of State
1939 Doctors reveal Lou Gehrig has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
1939 New York Yankees announce Lou Gehrig's retirement
1938 Baseball's Pinky Higgins gets 12th straight hit
1938 Bradman scores 101* in 77 minutes, Australia vs. Lancashire
1937 French People's front government-Blum falls
1933 1st Great Lakes-to-Gulf of Mexico barge trip completed, New Orleans
1932 Heavyweight Jack Sharkey TKOs Max Schmeling (New York City)
1932 Jack Sharkey beats Max Schmeling in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1930 Ruth hits 3 home runs as Yankees blow 6-0 lead in 7th and lose 15-7
1924 NCRV, Dutch Christian Radio Society, forms
1923 Marcus Garvey sentenced to 5 years for using mail to defraud
1921 HSC '21 soccer team forms in Haaksbergen
1919 Bauer forms German government
1919 German Admiral von Reuter scuttles his own captured fleet
1917 Hawaiian Red Cross forms
1916 Boston Rube Forster no-hits New York Yankees, 2-0
1916 Mexican troops beat U.S. expeditionary force under General Pershing
1915 Anti-British revolt in South Africa ends with arrest of General De Law
1913 Tiny Broadwick is 1st woman to parachute from an airplane
1907 13th U.S. Golf Open: Alec Ross shoots a 302 at Philadelphia Cricket Club PA
1907 E. W. Scripps founded United Press
1904 Boston Herald tells of Red Sox trade "Dougherty as a Yankee," 1st known reference to New York club as Yankees (became Yankees in 1913)
1903 Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Mazarine Stone" takes place
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
1898 Guam becomes a territory of U.S.
1895 British Roseberry government falls
1894 Workers in Pittsburgh strike Pullman sleeping car company
1893 1st Ferris wheel premieres at Chicago's Columbian Exposition
1887 Britain celebrates golden jubilee of Queen Victoria
1879 F. W. Woolworth opens 1st store, failed almost immediately
1868 Wagner's opera "Meistersinger von Nuernberg," premieres in Munich
1863 Battle at Upperville Virginia, 389 casualities
1858 Louisiana chess prodigy Paul Morphy arrives in Europe
1849 Battle at Waghausel: Prussian troops beat Baden rebels
1834 Cyrus Hall McCormick patents reaping machine
1821 African Methodist Episcopal Zion (AMEZ) Church organizes (New York City)
1805 Great Stoneface Mount found in New Hampshire
1792 Vancouver meets Spanish ships Sutil and Mexicana off Vancouver, BC
1791 Fleeing French King Louis XVI and family captured at Varennes-en-Argonne
1788 U.S. Constitution goes into effect as New Hampshire is 9th to ratify
1788 Vizille France population demands local parliament
1768 1st U.S. bachelor of medicine degree, Dr. John Archer
1749 Pieter Steyn installed as pension advisor of Netherlands
1684 King Charles II revokes Massachusetts Bay Colony charter
1672 Dutch pension advisor Johan de Witt seriously wounded
1672 French troops under king Louis XIV occupy Utrecht
1667 Dutch Admiral Michiel de Ruyter occupies Sheerness, England
1661 Treaty of Kardis: Russia and Sweden sign peace treaty
1633 Galileo Galilei is forced by Inquisition to "abjure, curse, and detest" his Copernican heliocentric views
1607 1st Protestant Episcopal parish in America established, Jamestown
1572 Garrison under Adrian of Swieten conquers Gouda
1547 Great fire in Moscow
1529 Battle at Landriano: Leyva beats France
1498 Jews are expelled from Nurenberg Bavaria by Emperor Maximillian
1128 Battle of Akspoele: earl Willem of Normandy beats Diederik
996 Pope Gregory V crowns Otto III Roman Catholic German emperor of Elzas
524 Battle at Vezerone: Burgundy beats France











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