Historical Events on June 21, Special Events on This Day

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What Happened on June 21st This Day in History

Year Name
2012 A boat carrying more than 200 migrants capsizes in the Indian Ocean between the Indonesian island of Java and Christmas Island, killing 17 people and leaving 70 others missing.
2009 Greenland assumes self-rule.
2006 Pluto's newly discovered moons are officially named Nix and Hydra.
2005 Edgar Ray Killen, who had previously been unsuccessfully tried for the murders of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Mickey Schwerner, is convicted of manslaughter 41 years afterwards (the case had been reopened in 2004).
2004 SpaceShipOne becomes the first privately funded spaceplane to achieve spaceflight.
2001 A federal grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, indicts 13 Saudis and a Lebanese in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 American servicemen.
2000 Section 28 (of the Local Government Act 1988), outlawing the 'promotion' of homosexuality in the United Kingdom, is repealed in Scotland with a 99 to 17 vote.
1989 The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Texas v. Johnson, 491 U.S. 397, that American flag-burning is a form of political protest protected by the First Amendment.
1982 John Hinckley is found not guilty by reason of insanity for the attempted assassination of U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
1978 The original production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical, Evita, based on the life of Eva Perón, opens at the Prince Edward Theatre, London.
1973 In its decision in Miller v. California, 413 U.S. 15, the Supreme Court of the United States establishes the Miller test for determining whether something is obscene and not protected speech under the U.S. constitution.
1970 Penn Central declares Section 77 bankruptcy in what was the largest U.S. corporate bankruptcy to date.
1964 Three civil rights workers, Andrew Goodman, James Chaney and Michael Schwerner, are murdered in Neshoba County, Mississippi, United States, by members of the Ku Klux Klan.
1963 Cardinal Giovanni Battista Montini is elected as Pope Paul VI.
1957 Ellen Fairclough is sworn in as Canada's first female Cabinet Minister.
1952 The Philippine School of Commerce, through a republic act, is converted to Philippine College of Commerce, later to be the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
1945 World War II: The Battle of Okinawa ends when the organized resistance of Imperial Japanese Army forces collapses in the Mabuni area on the southern tip of the main island.
1942 World War II: Tobruk falls to Italian and German forces; 33,000 Allied troops are taken prisoner.
1942 World War II: A Japanese submarine surfaces near the Columbia River in Oregon, firing 17 shells at Fort Stevens in one of only a handful of attacks by Japan against the United States mainland.
1940 World War II: Italy begins an unsuccessful invasion of France.
1930 One-year conscription comes into force in France.
1929 An agreement brokered by U.S. Ambassador Dwight Whitney Morrow ends the Cristero War in Mexico.
1921 The Irish village of Knockcroghery was burned by British forces.[4][5]
1919 The Royal Canadian Mounted Police fire a volley into a crowd of unemployed war veterans, killing two, during the Winnipeg general strike.
1919 Admiral Ludwig von Reuter scuttles the German fleet at Scapa Flow, Orkney. The nine sailors killed are the last casualties of World War I.
1915 The U.S. Supreme Court hands down its decision in Guinn v. United States 238 US 347 1915, striking down Oklahoma grandfather clause legislation which had the effect of denying the right to vote to blacks.
1900 Boxer Rebellion: China formally declares war on the United States, Britain, Germany, France and Japan, as an edict issued from the Empress Dowager Cixi.
1898 The United States captures Guam from Spain. The few warning shots fired by the U.S. naval vessels are misinterpreted as salutes by the Spanish garrison, which was unaware that the two nations were at war.
1864 American Civil War: The Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road begins.
1848 In the Wallachian Revolution, Ion Heliade Rădulescu and Christian Tell issue the Proclamation of Islaz and create a new republican government.
1826 Maniots defeat Egyptians under Ibrahim Pasha in the Battle of Vergas.
1824 Greek War of Independence: Egyptian forces capture Psara in the Aegean Sea.
1813 Peninsular War: Wellington defeats Joseph Bonaparte at the Battle of Vitoria.
1798 Irish Rebellion of 1798: The British Army defeats Irish rebels at the Battle of Vinegar Hill.
1791 King Louis XVI of France and his immediate family begin the Flight to Varennes during the French Revolution.
1788 New Hampshire becomes the ninth state to ratify the Constitution of the United States.
1768 James Otis Jr. offends the King and Parliament in a speech to the Massachusetts General Court.
1749 Halifax, Nova Scotia, is founded.
1734 In Montreal in New France, a slave known by the French name of Marie-Joseph Angélique is put to death, having been convicted of setting the fire that destroyed much of the city.
1621 Execution of 27 Czech noblemen on the Old Town Square in Prague as a consequence of the Battle of White Mountain.
1582 Sengoku period: Oda Nobunaga, the most powerful of the Japanese daimyōs, is forced to commit suicide by his own general Akechi Mitsuhide.
1529 French forces are driven out of northern Italy by Spain at the Battle of Landriano during the War of the League of Cognac.
1307 Külüg Khan is enthroned as Khagan of the Mongols and Wuzong of the Yuan.
533 A Byzantine expeditionary fleet under Belisarius sails from Constantinople to attack the Vandals in Africa, via Greece and Sicily (approximate date).
Famous People Born on June 21

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Year Name
1943 Diane Marleau, Canadian accountant and politician, Canadian Minister of Health (d. 2013)
1859 Henry Ossawa Tanner, American-French painter and illustrator (d. 1937)
1912 Kazimierz Leski, Polish pilot and engineer (d. 2000)
1528 Maria of Austria, Holy Roman Empress (d. 1603)
1976 Shelley Craft, Australian television host
1918 Robert Roosa, American economist and banker (d. 1993)
1926 Fred Cone, American football player (d. 2021)
1882 Adrianus de Jong, Dutch fencer and soldier (d. 1966)
1990 Håvard Nordtveit, Norwegian footballer
1763 Pierre Paul Royer-Collard, French philosopher and academic (d. 1845)
Famous People Deaths On June 21

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Date Name
870 Al-Muhtadi, Muslim caliph
2015 Darryl Hamilton, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1964)
866 Rodulf, Frankish archbishop
2003 Roger Neilson, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1934)
2005 Jaime Sin, Filipino cardinal (b. 1928)
1874 Anders Jonas Ångström, Swedish physicist and astronomer (b. 1814)
1970 Sukarno, Indonesian engineer and politician, 1st President of Indonesia (b. 1901)
1737 Matthieu Marais, French author, critic, and jurist (b. 1664)
1992 Ben Alexander, Australian rugby league player (b. 1971)
1999 Kami, Japanese drummer (b. 1973)