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1952Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open

1955Johnny Cash debuts Top 10 country song "Cry! Cry! Cry!"

1983Tennis ace Arthur Ashe undergoes double bypass heart surgery

1938Bradman scores 101* in 77 minutes, Australia v Lancashire

1964Mickey Wright wins LPGA Lady Carling Eastern Golf Open

1957Louis St. Laurent resigns as Prime Minister of Canada, ending the longest uninterrupted run at the federal level in Canadian history

1992Last day of test cricket for Ian Botham & Allan Lamb

1834American inventor and businessman Cyrus Hall McCormick patents the reaping machine

1978Andrew Lloyd Webber & Rice's musical "Evita" premiers in London

1633Galileo Galilei is forced by Inquisition to "abjure, curse, & detest" his Copernican heliocentric views

1968Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren resigns

1975Elton John, Eagles & Beach Boys play Wembley

196565th US Golf Open: Gary Player shoots 282 at Bellerive CC in St Louis

1977Menachem Begin (Likud) becomes Israel's 6th PM

1939NY Yankees announce Lou Gehrig's retirement after doctors reveal he has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

199735th NHL draft Boston picks center Joe Thornton 1st

1982Paul McCartney releases "Take it Away"

1982John Hinckley found not guilty of 1981 attempted assassination of President Reagan by reason of insanity

1672French troops under King Louis XIV occupy Utrecht

1987Mike Tyson sexually harasses a parking lot attendant

1991NY Islanders Denis Potvin & Mike Bossy, elected to Hockey Hall of Fame

1684King Charles II revokes Massachusetts Bay Colony charter

1942Rommel takes Tobruk in North Africa

2002Lennox Lewis retains boxing's WBC world Heavyweight crown with an eight round knockout over Mike Tyson

1975"Jaws" by Steven Spielberg opens

1904The US Republican Party nominates Theodore Roosevelt for President, but not without opposition from those whom he calls 'malefactors of great wealth'

1989Yankees trade Rickey Henderson to A's for Plunk, Cadaret & Polonia

1994Steffi Graf becomes 1st defending tennis champ to lose in 1st round of a major tournament (Wimbledon to Lorrie McNeal)

1975Ritchie Blackmore quits Deep Purple, forms Rainbow

1986President Reagan gives speech defending his judicial appointments

June 21st Historical Events
Date Event
524
Godomar, King of the Burgundians, defeats the Franks at the Battle of Vézeronce. 
996
Pope Gregory V crowns Otto III Roman Catholic German emperor of Elzas 
1128
Battle of Akspoele: earl Willem of Normandy beats Diederik 
1498
Jews are expelled from Nurenberg Bavaria by Emperor Maximillian 
1529
Battle at Landriano: Leyva beats France 
1547
Great fire in Moscow 
1572
Garrison under Adrian of Swieten conquers Gouda 
1582
The Incident at Honnō-ji takes place in Kyoto, Japan. 
1607
1st Protestant Episcopal parish in America established, Jamestown 
1633
Galileo Galilei is forced by Inquisition to "abjure, curse, & detest" his Copernican heliocentric views 
1661
Treaty of Kardis: Russia & Sweden sign peace treaty 
1667
Dutch Admiral Michiel de Ruyter occupies Sheerness, England 
1672
Dutch pension advisor Johan de Witt seriously wounded 
1672
French troops under King Louis XIV occupy Utrecht 
1684
King Charles II revokes Massachusetts Bay Colony charter 
1734
In Montreal in New France (today primarily Quebec), a black slave known by the French name of Marie-Joseph Angélique, 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. 
1749
Pieter Steyn installed as pension advisor of Netherlands 
1749
Halifax, Nova Scotia, is founded. 
1768
1st US bachelor of medicine degree (Dr John Archer) 
1788
US Constitution goes into effect as NH is 9th to ratify 
1788
Vizille France population demands local parliament 
1791
Fleeing French King Louis XVI & family captured at Varennes-en-Argonne 
1792
Vancouver meets Spanish ships Sutil & Mexicana off Vancouver, BC 
1805
Great Stoneface Mt found in NH 
1813
Peninsular War: Battle of Vitoria. 
1821
African Methodist Episcopal Zion (AMEZ) Church organizes (NYC) 
1824
Greek War of Independence: Egyptian forces capture Psara in the Aegean Sea. 
1826
Maniots defeat Egyptians under Ibrahim Pasha in the Battle of Vergas. 
1834
American inventor and businessman Cyrus Hall McCormick patents the reaping machine 
1849
Battle at Waghausel: Prussian troops beat Baden rebels 
1854
First Victoria Cross won during bombardment of Bomarsund in the Aland Islands (Crimean War) 
1858
Louisiana chess prodigy Paul Morphy arrives in Europe 
1863
Battle at Upperville Virginia, 389 casualities 
1864
New Zealand Wars: The Tauranga Campaign ends 
1868
Wagner's opera "Meistersinger von Nuernberg" premieres in Munich 
1877
The Molly Maguires, ten Irish immigrants, are hanged at the Schuylkill County and Carbon County, Pennsylvania prisons. 
1879
F W Woolworth opens 1st store (failed almost immediately) 
1887
Britain celebrates golden jubilee of Queen Victoria 
1893
1st Ferris wheel premieres (Chicago's Columbian Exposition) 
1894
Workers in Pittsburgh strike Pullman sleeping car company 
1895
British Roseberry government falls 
1898
Guam becomes a territory of US 
1900
Dodgers score 7 in top of 11th to go ahead of Phillies, 20-13, In bottom of 11th Phillies stalls so umpire forfeits game to Dodgers 
1900
In the Philippines, General Arthur McArthur, US military governor of the Philippines, issues an amnesty proclamation to those Filipinos who will renounce the insurgent movement and accept US sovereignty 
1903
Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Mazarine Stone" takes place (BG) 
1904
Boston Herald tells of Red Sox trade "Dougherty as a Yankee," 1st known reference to NY club as Yankees (became Yankees in 1913) 
1904
The US Republican Party nominates Theodore Roosevelt for President, but not without opposition from those whom he calls 'malefactors of great wealth' 
1907
13th US Golf Open: Alec Ross shoots a 302 at Phila Cricket Club PA 
1907
E W Scripps founded United Press 
1913
Tiny Broadwick is 1st woman to parachute from an airplane 
1915
Anti-British revolt in South Africa ends with arrest of General De Law 
1915
The 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. 
1916
Boston Rube Forster no-hits NY Yankees, 2-0 
1916
Mexican troops beat US expeditionary force under Gen Pershing 
1916
President Carranza orders his troops to oppose American soldiers at Carrazil, Mexico; 18 American soldiers are killed or wounded 
1917
Hawaiian Red Cross forms 
1919
Bauer forms German government 
1919
German Admiral von Reuter scuttles his own captured fleet 
1921
HSC '21 soccer team forms in Haaksbergen 
1923
Marcus Garvey sentenced to 5 years for using mail to defraud 
1924
NCRV, Dutch Christian Radio Society, forms 
1930
Ruth hits 3 HRs as Yanks blow 6-0 lead in 7th & lose 15-7 
1932
Heavyweight Jack Sharkey TKOs Max Schmeling (NYC) 
1932
Jack Sharkey beats Max Schmeling in 15 for heavyweight boxing title 
1933
1st Great Lakes-to-Gulf of Mexico barge trip completed, New Orleans 
1937
French People's front government-Blum falls 
1938
Baseball's Pinky Higgins gets 12th straight hit 
1938
Bradman scores 101* in 77 minutes, Australia v Lancashire 
1939
NY Yankees announce Lou Gehrig's retirement after doctors reveal he has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 
1940
German occupiers disband Dutch States-General/Council of State 
1940
The first successful west-to-east navigation of Northwest Passage begins at Vancouver, British Columbia. 
1941
2nd French troops occupies Damascus Syria 
1941
After winning 20 straight at Fenway, Lefty Grove loses to Browns 
1942
129°F (54°C), Tirat Zevi, Israel (Asian record) 
1942
President Roosevelt/premier Churchill arrives in Washington, DC 
1942
Rommel takes Tobruk in North Africa 
1942
Seinheuer throws female world record spear (47.24m) 
1943
Federal troops put down racial riot in Detroit 30 dead 
1944
Very heavy bombing on Berlin 
1945
US defeat Japanese forces on Okinawa during WW II 
1946
10 die in fire at Baker Hotel, Dallas Texas 
1946
Bill Veeck buys Indians for $2.2 million 
1946
Fed judge rules Seattle club doesn't have to play returning serviceman 
1948
1st stored computer program run, on Manchester Mark I 
1948
33 1/3 RPM LP record introduced and 78's planned to be phased out (Dr Peter Goldmark-Columbia Records) 
1948
Lord Mountbatten resigns as Governor General of India, formerly the last Viceroy 
1948
Rhodes conference on Israeli-Arab war opens 
1948
WNAC (now KNEV) TV channel 7 in Boston, MA (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1950
Joe DiMaggio gets his 2,000th hit 
1951
"17" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 180 performances 
1951
Patty Berg wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open 
1952
Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open 
1952
Philippine School of Commerce, through a republic act, is converted to Philippine College of Commerce; later to be the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. 
1954
John Landy runs world record mile (3:58.0) 
1955
Johnny Cash debuts Top 10 country song "Cry! Cry! Cry!" 
1956
Anti-protons detected in the atmosphere 
1956
German DR frees almost 19,000 prisoners 
1956
Oriole Connie Johnson beats WS Jack Harshman (1-0) in dual 1 hitters 
1957
Ellen Louks Fairclough is sworn in as Canada's first woman Cabinet Minister. 
1957
Louis St. Laurent resigns as Prime Minister of Canada, ending the longest uninterrupted run at the federal level in Canadian history 
1958
French franc devalues 
1960
Armin Hary runs world record 100m (10.0) 
1962
USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 75,190 m 
1963
Pope Paul VI (Giovanni Battista Montini) succeeds John XXIII 
1964
Beckwith arrested for murder of Medger Evers, found guilty 30 yr later 
1964
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Lady Carling Eastern Golf Open 
1964
Phillies Jim Bunning pitches perfect game (Mets) on Fathers day, in 2nd game of DH, Mets get 3 hits, 3 being fewest hits in NL DH 
1964
Three civil rights workers, Michael H Schwerner, Andrew Goodman & James E Chane, disappeared after release from a Mississippi jail 
1965
65th US Golf Open: Gary Player shoots 282 at Bellerive CC in St Louis 
1966
Queen Juliana opens Coen tunnel in Amsterdam 
1967
Yanks take 5-3 lead in 11th & lose 6-5, in 2nd game Red Sox lead 3-2 in 9th & Yanks beat them 6-3 
1968
Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren resigns 
1969
1st reported hearing of pirate radio WGHP (With God's Help Peace) 
1969
Dmitri Shostakovitch's 14th Symphony, premieres in Moscow 
1969
John Pennel pole vaults world record (5.45 m) 
1969
Zager & Evans release "In the Year 2525" 
1970
70th US Golf Open: Tony Jacklin shoots a 281 at Hazeltine Natl Minn 
1970
Brazil beats Italy, 4-1, to win soccer's World Cup (in Mexico City) 
1970
Detroit's Cesar Gutierrez goes 7-for-7 to tie a record set in 1892 
1970
Judy Rankin wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic 
1971
50,000 attend Celebration of Life, rock concert, McCrea Louisiana 
1971
71st US Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots a 280 at Merion GC in Ardmore PA 
1971
Indians Ken Harrelson retires from baseball to play pro golf 
1971
Intl Court of Justice asks South-Africa to pull out of Namibia 
1975
"Jaws" by Steven Spielberg opens 
1975
Elton John, Eagles & Beach Boys play Wembley 
1975
Ritchie Blackmore quits Deep Purple, forms Rainbow 
1975
Soyuz 19 returns to Earth 
1975
West Indies beat Australia by 17 runs to win Cricket World Cup 
1976
Berlinguers PCI wins election in Italy 
1977
Former White House chief of staff HR Haldeman enters prison 
1977
Menachem Begin (Likud) becomes Israel's 6th PM 
1978
Andrew Lloyd Webber & Rice's musical "Evita" premiers in London 
1978
The British Army shoot dead 3 Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteers and a passing Ulster Volunteer Force member at a postal depot on Ballysillan Road, Belfast; it is claimed that the PIRA volunteers were about to launch a bomb attack 
1979
Sri Lanka beat Canada by 60 runs to win the 1st ICC Trophy 
1981
12-bottle case of 1979 Napamedoc Cabernet wine auctioned for $24,000 
1981
81st US Golf Open: David Graham shoots 273 at Merion GC in Ardmore Pa 
1981
Don Fagan & Walter Becker quit Steely Dan 
1981
Joanne Carner wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf 
1981
Riots at Casablanca, kills 66-200 
1981
Socialists/communists win French parliamentary election 
1982
Paul McCartney releases "Take it Away" 
1982
John Hinckley found not guilty of 1981 attempted assassination of President Reagan by reason of insanity 
1983
Stephanie Kay Ashmore, of Alabama, 18, crowned America's Junior Miss 
1983
Tennis ace Arthur Ashe undergoes double bypass heart surgery 
1985
American, Brazilian & West German forensic pathologists confirm skeletal remains exhumed in Brazil were Nazi Dr Josef Mengele 
1986
"Living on Video" by Trans-X peaks at #61 
1986
"Vienna Calling" by Falco peaks at #18 
1986
Bo Jackson, Heisman Trophy winner, singns with KC Royals 
1986
Heike Drechsler of East Germany long jumps 7.45 m (women's record) 
1986
President Reagan gives speech defending his judicial appointments 
1987
87th US Golf Open: Scott Simpson shoots a 277 at Olympic Club in SF 
1987
Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open 
1987
Discovery rolls over from OPF to Vandenberg AFB 
1987
Mike Tyson sexually harasses a parking lot attendant 
1988
42nd NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Detroit Pistons, 4 games to 3 
1988
Many killed at demonstration against general Ne Win in Rangoon 
1988
Rascals begin 1st tour in 20 years 
1989
Carlton Fisk becomes AL catcher HR hitter, 307th at Yankee stadium 
1989
Supreme Court rules ok to burn US flag as a political expression 
1989
Yankees trade Rickey Henderson to A's for Plunk, Cadaret & Polonia 
1990
7.7 Manjil-Rudbar Earthquake with hundreds of aftershocks hits Iran; killing about 50,000 
1990
Little Richard gets a star on Hollywood's walk of fame 
1990
NYC's Zodiac killer shoots 4th victim, Larry Parham 
1990
Parliaments of W & E Germany recognize Oder-Neissegrens 
1990
US House of Representatives votes 254-177 to stop US flag burning, doesn't pass 
1990
At Yankee Stadium rally, Nelson Mandela dons a NY Yankee baseball cap & proclaims "I am a Yankee!" 
1991
Jirg Haider resigns as premier of Karinthia 
1991
NY Islanders Denis Potvin & Mike Bossy, elected to Hockey Hall of Fame 
1992
92nd US Golf Open: Tom Kite shoots a 285 at Pebble Beach GL Calif 
1992
Danielle Ammaccapan wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open 
1992
Last day of test cricket for Ian Botham & Allan Lamb 
1993
"Camelot" opens at Gershwin Theater NYC for 56 performances 
1993
English mathematician Andrew Wiles proves last theorem of Fermat 
1993
STS-57 (Endeavour) launches into orbit 
1994
Steffi Graf becomes 1st defending tennis champ to lose in 1st round of a major tournament (Wimbledon to Lorrie McNeal) 
1997
"Defending the Caveman," closes at Helen Hayes NYC after 671 perfs 
1997
35th NHL draft Boston picks center Joe Thornton 1st 
1997
Women's National Basketball Association begins as NY Liberty beats LA Sparks 
1998
98th US Golf Open: Lee Janzen shoots a 280 at Olympic Club SF 
2000
Section 28 (outlawing the 'promotion' of homosexuality in the United Kingdom) is repealed in Scotland with a 99 to 17 vote. 
2001
Total solar eclipse in Madagascar-Indian Ocean (4m56s) 
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. 
2002
Lennox Lewis retains boxing's WBC world Heavyweight crown with an eight round knockout over Mike Tyson 
2004
SpaceShipOne becomes the first privately funded spaceplane to achieve spaceflight. 
2006
Pluto's newly discovered moons are officially named Nix & Hydra. 
2012
Moody's downgrades 15 major banks in the UK, US, Canada and Europe 
2012
A boat of 200 asylum seekers headed to Australia capsizes and 110 survivors are rescued 
2012
Miami Heat win the 2012 NBA finals after defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder 4 games to one 
2012
66th NBA Championship: Miami Heat beat Oklahoma City Thunder, 4 games to 1 
2013
15 people are killed and 20 are injured after a suicide bomber attacks a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan 
2016
Millions Across India Take Part in International Yoga Day 
2016
UN Releases $15 Million to Help Iraqis Fleeing Fallujah 
2016
Cleveland welcomes home Cavaliers for title celebration at airport 
2016
Man arrested as 12 girls found in US house 
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