June 21st Events

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June 21st, 2006 (June 21 2006)EventPluto s newly discovered moons are officially named Nix & Hydra.
June 21st, 2004 (June 21 2004)EventSpaceShipOne becomes the first privately funded spaceplane to achieve spaceflight.
June 21st, 2001 (June 21 2001)EventA 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.
June 21st, 2000 (June 21 2000)EventSection 28 (outlawing the promotion of homosexuality in the United Kingdom) is repealed in Scotland with a 99 to 17 vote.
June 21st, 1982 (June 21 1982)EventJohn Hinckley is found not guilty by reason of insanity for the attempted assassination of U.S. President Ronald Reagan.Ronald Reagan Quotes
June 21st, 1973 (June 21 1973)EventIn handing down the decision in Miller v. California 413 US 15, the Supreme Court of the United States establishes the Miller Test, which now governs obscenity in U.S. law.
June 21st, 1964 (June 21 1964)EventThree civil rights workers, Andrew Goodman, James Chaney and Mickey Schwerner, are murdered in Neshoba County, Mississippi, United States, by members of the Ku Klux Klan.
June 21st, 1964 (June 21 1964)EventJim Bunning of the Philadelphia Phillies throws a perfect game againist the New York Mets and becomes the seventh pitcher to do so.
June 21st, 1957 (June 21 1957)EventEllen Louks Fairclough is sworn in as Canada s first woman Cabinet Minister.
June 21st, 1952 (June 21 1952)EventPhilippine School of Commerce, through a republic act, is converted to Philippine College of Commerce; later to be the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
June 21st, 1948 (June 21 1948)EventThe "Manchester Baby" (SSEM) runs the first ever computer program stored in electronic memory.
June 21st, 1948 (June 21 1948)EventColumbia Records introduces the long-playing record album in a public demonstration at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.
June 21st, 1945 (June 21 1945)EventWorld War II: The Battle of Okinawa ends.
June 21st, 1942 (June 21 1942)EventWorld War II: Tobruk falls to Italian and German forces.
June 21st, 1942 (June 21 1942)EventWorld War II: A Japanese submarine surfaces near the Columbia River in Oregon, firing 17 shells at nearby Fort Stevens in one of only a handful of attacks by the Japanese against the United States mainland.
June 21st, 1940 (June 21 1940)EventThe first successful west-to-east navigation of Northwest Passage begins at Vancouver, British Columbia.
June 21st, 1919 (June 21 1919)EventThe Royal Canadian Mounted Police fire a volley into a crowd of unemployed war veterans, killing two, during the Winnipeg General Strike.
June 21st, 1919 (June 21 1919)EventAdmiral Ludwig von Reuter scuttles the German fleet in Scapa Flow, Orkney. The nine sailors killed were the last casualties of World War I.
June 21st, 1915 (June 21 1915)EventThe U.S. Supreme Court hands down its decision in Guinn v. United States 238 US 347 1915, striking down an Oklahoma law denying the right to vote to some citizens.
June 21st, 1898 (June 21 1898)EventGuam becomes a U.S. territory.
June 21st, 1877 (June 21 1877)EventThe Molly Maguires, ten Irish immigrants, are hanged at the Schuylkill County and Carbon County, Pennsylvania prisons.
June 21st, 1864 (June 21 1864)EventNew Zealand Land Wars: The Tauranga Campaign ends.
June 21st, 1854 (June 21 1854)EventFirst Victoria Cross won during bombardment of Bomarsund in the Aland Islands.
June 21st, 1826 (June 21 1826)EventManiots defeat Egyptians under Ibrahim Pasha in the Battle of Vergas.
June 21st, 1824 (June 21 1824)EventGreek War of Independence: Egyptian forces capture Psara in the Aegean Sea.
June 21st, 1813 (June 21 1813)EventPeninsular War: Battle of Vitoria.
June 21st, 1813 (June 21 1813)EventLaura Secord sets out to warn British forces of an impending U.S. attack on Queenston, Ontario during the War of 1812.
June 21st, 1798 (June 21 1798)EventIrish Rebellion of 1798: The British Army defeats Irish rebels at the Battle of Vinegar Hill.
June 21st, 1788 (June 21 1788)EventNew Hampshire ratifies the Constitution of the United States and is admitted as the 9th state in the United States.
June 21st, 1749 (June 21 1749)EventHalifax, Nova Scotia, is founded.
June 21st, 1734 (June 21 1734)EventIn Montreal in New France (today primarily Quebec), a black slave known by the French name of Marie-Joseph Angelique, having been convicted of the arson that destroyed much of the city, is tortured and hanged by the French authorities in a public ceremony that involved her disgrace and the amputation of a hand.
June 21st, 1665 (June 21 1665)EventThe first soldiers of Le Regiment de Carignan-Salieres arrive at Quebec to invade Iroquois territories.
June 21st, 1621 (June 21 1621)EventExecution of 27 Czech noblemen on the Old Town Square in Prague as a consequence of the Battle of White Mountain.
June 21st, 1582 (June 21 1582)EventThe Incident at Honno-ji takes place in Kyoto, Japan.
June 21st, 0524 (June 21 0524)EventGodomar, King of the Burgundians defeats the Franks at the Battle of Vezeronce.

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