Today in History – June 21 in History

Today in History – June 21 in History

What happened on this day in history – June 21 in History around the world

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.
1791 The French royal family is arrested in Varennes.
1834 C. H. McCormick patents the first practical reaper.
1862 Union and Confederate forces skirmish at the Chickahominy Creek.
1863 In the second day of fighting, Confederate troops fails to dislodge a Union force at the Battle of LaFourche Crossing.
1887 Britain celebrates the golden jubilee of Queen Victoria.
1900 General Arthur MacArthur offers amnesty to Filipinos rebelling against American rule.
1908 Mulai Hafid again proclaims himself the true sultan of Morocco.
1911 Porforio Diaz, the ex-president of Mexico, exiles himself to Paris.
1915 Germany uses poison gas for the first time in warfare in the Argonne Forest.
1919 Germans scuttle their own fleet at Scapa Flow, Scotland.
1939 Baseball legend Lou Gehrig is forced to quit baseball because of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis–a disease which wastes muscles.
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.
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.
1982 John Hinkley Jr. is found not guilty by reason of insanity for attempting to assassinate President Ronald Reagan.
1995 The U.S. Senate votes against the nomination of Dr. Henry W. Foster for Surgeon General.
Born on June 21
1764 Willaim Sydney Smith, British seaman during the Napoleonic Wars.
1859 Henry Ossawa Tanner, African-American painter.
1880 Arnold Lucius Gesell, psychologist and pediatrician.
1882 Rockwell Kent, artist, book illustrator.
1892 Reinhold Niebuhr, Protestant theologian.
1905 Jean-Paul Sartre, French philosopher and existentialist.
1911 Albert Hirschfield, illustrator.
1912 Mary McCarthy, American novelist (Memories of Catholic Girlhood, The Group).
1922 Judy Holliday, actress.
1927 Carl Stokes, the first black mayor of Cleveland, Ohio.
1928 Judith Raskin, soprano.

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