June 21 in History
What happened on June 21 in history?
A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on june 21 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on june 21 in history.?>
The U.S. Senate votes against the nomination of Dr. Henry W. Foster for Surgeon General.
John Hinckley Jr. is found not guilty by reason of insanity for attempting to assassinate President Ronald Reagan.
Three civil rights workers disappear in Meridian, Mississippi.
France announces it will withdraw from the NATO fleet in the North Atlantic.
A federal judge allows Little Rock, Arkansas to delay school integration.
Dr. Peter Goldmark demonstrates his “long-playing” record.
Japanese forces on Okinawa surrender to American troops.
German General Erwin Rommel captures the port city of Tobruk in North Africa.
Baseball legend Lou Gehrig is forced to quit baseball because of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis–a disease which wastes muscles.
Germans scuttle their own fleet at Scapa Flow, Scotland.
Germany uses poison gas for the first time in warfare in the Argonne Forest.
Porforio Diaz, the ex-president of Mexico, exiles himself to Paris.
Mulai Hafid again proclaims himself the true sultan of Morocco.
General Douglas MacArthur offers amnesty to Filipinos rebelling against American rule.
Britain celebrates the golden jubilee of Queen Victoria.
In the second day of fighting, Confederate troops fail to dislodge a Union force at the Battle of LaFourche Crossing.
Union and Confederate forces skirmish at the Chickahominy Creek.
C. H. McCormick patents the first practical reaper.
The French royal family is arrested in Varennes.
Christopher Wren begins work on rebuilding St. Paul’s Cathedral in London after the Great Fire.
The Peace of Breda ends the Second Anglo-Dutch War as the Dutch cede New Amsterdam to the English.