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Events and People Who Made History on June 21

6th Century

524 - Battle at Vezerone: Burgundy beats France

10th Century

996 - Pope Gregory V crowns Otto III Roman Catholic German emperor of Elzas

12th Century

1128 - Battle of Akspoele: earl Willem of Normandy beats Diederik

15th Century

1498 - Jews are expelled from Nurenberg Bavaria by Emperor Maximillian

16th Century

1529 - Battle at Landriano: Leyva beats France
1547 - Great fire in Moscow
1572 - Garrison under Adrian of Swieten conquers Gouda

17th Century

1607 - 1st Protestant Episcopal parish in America established, Jamestown
1633 - Galileo Galilei is forced by Inquisition to "abjure, curse, and detest" his Copernican heliocentric views
1661 - Treaty of Kardis: Russia and Sweden sign peace treaty
1667 - Dutch Admiral Michiel de Ruyter occupies Sheerness, England
1672 - Dutch pension advisor Johan de Witt seriously wounded
1672 - French troops under king Louis XIV occupy Utrecht
1684 - King Charles II revokes Massachusetts Bay Colony charter

18th Century

1749 - Pieter Steyn installed as pension advisor of Netherlands
1768 - 1st U.S. bachelor of medicine degree, Dr. John Archer
1788 - U.S. Constitution goes into effect as New Hampshire is 9th to ratify
1788 - Vizille France population demands local parliament
1791 - Fleeing French King Louis XVI and family captured at Varennes-en-Argonne
1792 - Vancouver meets Spanish ships Sutil and Mexicana off Vancouver, BC

19th Century

1805 - Great Stoneface Mount found in New Hampshire
1821 - African Methodist Episcopal Zion (AMEZ) Church organizes (New York City)
1834 - Cyrus Hall McCormick patents reaping machine
1849 - Battle at Waghausel: Prussian troops beat Baden rebels
1858 - Louisiana chess prodigy Paul Morphy arrives in Europe
1863 - Battle at Upperville Virginia, 389 casualities
1868 - Wagner's opera "Meistersinger von Nuernberg," premieres in Munich
1879 - F. W. Woolworth opens 1st store, failed almost immediately
1887 - Britain celebrates golden jubilee of Queen Victoria
1893 - 1st Ferris wheel premieres at Chicago's Columbian Exposition
1894 - Workers in Pittsburgh strike Pullman sleeping car company
1895 - British Roseberry government falls
1898 - Guam becomes a territory of U.S.

20th Century

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
1903 - Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Mazarine Stone" takes place
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)
1907 - 13th U.S. Golf Open: Alec Ross shoots a 302 at Philadelphia Cricket Club PA
1907 - E. W. Scripps founded United Press
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
1916 - Boston Rube Forster no-hits New York Yankees, 2-0
1916 - Mexican troops beat U.S. expeditionary force under General Pershing
1917 - Hawaiian Red Cross forms
1919 - Bauer forms German government
1919 - German Admiral von Reuter scuttles his own captured fleet
1921 - HSC '21 soccer team forms in Haaksbergen
1923 - Marcus Garvey sentenced to 5 years for using mail to defraud
1924 - NCRV, Dutch Christian Radio Society, forms
1930 - Ruth hits 3 home runs as Yankees blow 6-0 lead in 7th and lose 15-7
1932 - Heavyweight Jack Sharkey TKOs Max Schmeling (New York City)
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
1938 - Bradman scores 101* in 77 minutes, Australia vs. Lancashire
1939 - Doctors reveal Lou Gehrig has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
1939 - New York Yankees announce Lou Gehrig's retirement
1940 - German occupiers disband Dutch States-General/Council of State
1941 - 2nd French troops occupies Damascus Syria
1941 - After winning 20 straight at Fenway, Lefty Grove loses to Browns
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)
1943 - Federal troops put down racial riot in Detroit 30 dead
1945 - U.S. defeat Japanese forces on Okinawa during WW II
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
1948 - 1st stored computer program run, on Manchester Mark I
1948 - 33 1/3 RPM LP record introduced (DR Peter Goldmark-Columbia Records)
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"
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
1950 - Joe DiMaggio gets his 2,000th hit
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
1952 - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open
1954 - John Landy runs world record mile (3:58.0)
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
1960 - Armin Hary runs world record 100m (10.0)
1962 - USAF Major Robert M White takes X-15 to 75,190 m
1963 - Pope Paul VI (Giovanni Battista Montini) succeeds John XXIII
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
1965 - 65th U.S. Golf Open: Gary Player shoots 282 at Bellerive CC in St. Louis
1966 - Queen Juliana opens Coen tunnel in Amsterdam
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
1968 - Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren resigns
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"
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
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
1975 - Elton John, Eagles and Beach Boys play Wembley
1975 - "Jaws" by Steven Spielberg opens
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 home run Haldeman enters prison
1977 - Menachem Begin (Likud), becomes Israel's 6th PM
1978 - Andrew Lloyd Webber and Rice's musical "Evita," premiers in London
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 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
1982 - John Hinckley found not guilty of 1981 attempted assassination of President Reagan by reason of insanity
1982 - Paul McCartney releases "Take it Away"
1982 - Washington D.C. jury finds John Hinckley, Jr. innocent by insanity
1983 - Stephanie Kay Ashmore, of Alabama, 18, crowned America's Junior Miss
1983 - Tennis ace Arthur Ashe undergoes double bypass heart surgery
1985 - American, Brazilian and West German forensic pathologists confirm skeletal remains exhumed in Brazil were Nazi Dr. Josef Mengele
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 - "Living on Video" by Trans-X peaks at #61
1986 - President Reagan gives speech defending his judicial appointments
1986 - "Vienna Calling" by Falco peaks at #18
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
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
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
1990 - At Yankee Stadium rally, Nelson Mandela dons a New York Yankee baseball cap and proclaims "I am a Yankee!"
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
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
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
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
1994 - Steffi Graf becomes 1st defending tennis champ to lose in 1st round of a major tournament (Wimbledon to Lorrie McNeal)
1997 - 35th NHL draft Boston picks center Joe Thornton 1st
1997 - "Defending the Caveman," closes at Helen Hayes New York City after 671 performances
1997 - Women's National Basketball Association begins as New York Liberty beats LA Sparks
1998 - 98th U.S. Golf Open: at Olympic Club SF

21st Century

2001 - Total solar eclipse in Madagascar-Atl Ocean (4m56s)


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