Monday, December 5, 2022 (Week 49)

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.

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1995
The U.S. Senate votes against the nomination of Dr. Henry W. Foster for Surgeon General.
1982
John Hinckley Jr. is found not guilty by reason of insanity for attempting to assassinate President Ronald Reagan.
1964
Three civil rights workers disappear in Meridian, Mississippi.
1963
France announces it will withdraw from the NATO fleet in the North Atlantic.
1958
A federal judge allows Little Rock, Arkansas to delay school integration.
1948
Dr. Peter Goldmark demonstrates his “long-playing” record.
1945
Japanese forces on Okinawa surrender to American troops.
1942
German General Erwin Rommel captures the port city of Tobruk in North Africa.
1939
Baseball legend Lou Gehrig is forced to quit baseball because of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis–a disease which wastes muscles.
1919
Germans scuttle their own fleet at Scapa Flow, Scotland.
1915
Germany uses poison gas for the first time in warfare in the Argonne Forest.
1911
Porforio Diaz, the ex-president of Mexico, exiles himself to Paris.
1908
Mulai Hafid again proclaims himself the true sultan of Morocco.
1900
General Douglas MacArthur offers amnesty to Filipinos rebelling against American rule.
1887
Britain celebrates the golden jubilee of Queen Victoria.
1863
In the second day of fighting, Confederate troops fail to dislodge a Union force at the Battle of LaFourche Crossing.
1862
Union and Confederate forces skirmish at the Chickahominy Creek.
1834
C. H. McCormick patents the first practical reaper.
1791
The French royal family is arrested in Varennes.
1675
Christopher Wren begins work on rebuilding St. Paul’s Cathedral in London after the Great Fire.
1667
The Peace of Breda ends the Second Anglo-Dutch War as the Dutch cede New Amsterdam to the English.