This Day in History - June 21

June 21

1377 – Edward III of England dies

1527 – Italian historian and philosopher, Niccolo Machiavelli, dies

1667 – The Peace of Breda ends the Second Anglo-Dutch War as the Dutch cede New Amsterdam to the English

1675 – Christopher Wren begins work on rebuilding St. Paul’s Cathedral in London after the Great Fire

1764 – British seaman during the Napoleonic Wars, William Sydney Smith, is born

1779 – Spain declares war on Great Britain

1788 – New Hampshire becomes the ninth and last necessary state to ratify the Constitution of the US, thereby making it the law of the land

1791 – The French royal family is arrested in Varennes

1810 – Two future presidents, Zachary Taylor and Richard Nixon, marry the women that will become their first ladies

1813 – The French are defeated in Spain by a large allied British, Portuguese and Spanish force, effectively ending the Peninsula War

1834 – CH McCormick patents the first practical reaper

1859 – Painter, Henry Ossawa Tanner, is born

1862 – Union and Confederate forces skirmish at the Chickahominy Creek

1863 – In the second day of fighting, Confederate troops fail to dislodge a Union force at the Battle of LaFourche Crossing

1864 – Union General Ulysses Grant extends the Petersburg, Virginia line

1880 – Psychologist and pediatrician, Arnold Lucius Gesell, is born

1882 – Artist and illustrator, Rockwell Kent, is born

1887 – Britain celebrates the golden jubilee of Queen Victoria

1892 – Protestant theologian, Reinhold Niebuhr, is born

1892 – Lot Smith, one of the leading soldiers in the Mormon’s military confrontation with the US Army, is killed by Navaho Indians in Utah

1900 – General Douglas MacArthur offers amnesty to Filipinos rebelling against American rule

1905 – French philosopher and existentialist, Jean-Paul Sartre, is born

1908 – Mulai Hafid again proclaims himself the true sultan of Morocco

1908 – Russian composer, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, dies

1911 – Porfirio Diaz, the ex-president of Mexico, exiled himself to Paris

1911 – Illustrator, Albert Hirschfeld, is born

1912 – Novelist, Mary McCarthy, is born

1915 – Germany uses poison gas for the first time in warfare in the Argonne Forest

1916 – The Mexican government troops attack US Brigadier General John J. Pershing’s force at Carrizal, Mexico, killing 22 Americans.  The US was on expedition against Mexico’s revolutionary Pancho Villa

1919 – Germans scuttle their own fleet at Scapa Flow, Scotland

1920 – As actors Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks arrive in London on their honeymoon, they are mobbed by crowds of admirers

1922 – Actress, Judy Holliday, is born

1927 – First black mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, Carl Stokes is born

1928 – Soprano, Judith Raskin, is born

1939 – Baseball legend Lou Gehrig is forced to quit baseball becomes of ALS-a disease which attacks muscles, rendering them useless

1940 – American Marine General, Smedley Butler, dies

1942 – German General Erwin Rommel captures the port city of Tobruk in North Africa

1945 – Japanese forces on Okinawa surrender to American troops

1948 – Dr. Peter Goldmark demonstrates his “long playing” record

1953 – First female Prime Minister of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto, is born

1956 – Playwright, Arthur Miller, defies the House Committee on Un-American Activities and refuses to name suspected communists

1958 – A federal judge allows Little Rock, Arkansas to delay school integration

1963 – France announces it will withdraw from the NATO fleet in the North Atlantic

1964 – Three civil rights workers disappear in Meridian, Mississippi.  It will be discovered that they were killed by the local KKK, for registering blacks to vote

1964 – English actor, David Morrissey, is born

1965 – The Byrds’ debut album, Mr. Tambourine Man, marks the beginning of the folk-rock revolution

1969 – Approximately 600 communist soldiers storm a US base near Tay Ninh

1970 – Brazil, led by soccer legend Pele, wins its third World Cup championship with a 4-1 victory over Italy

1970 – First President of Indonesia, Sukarno, dies

1982 – John Hinckley Jr. is found not guilty by reason of insanity for attempting to assassinate President Ronald Reagan

1982 – Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, is born

1986 – American singer, songwriter, and model Lana Del Rey is born

1990 – An earthquake near the Caspian Sea in Iran kills over 50,000 and injures another 135,000

1995 – The US Senate votes against the nomination of Dr. Henry W. Foster for Surgeon General

Written by Crystal McCann

Crystal is the Chief Operating Officer of Lanterns Media Network and the owner of Madisons Media. She lives in Texas with her husband and dogs and is the proud mother of two adult children.

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