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Historical Events for June 21st

  • Year 217 » The Romans, led by Gaius Flaminius Nepos known as Gaius Flaminius, are ambushed and defeated by Hannibal at the Battle of Lake Trasimene.
  • Year 533 Calendar » A Byzantine expeditionary fleet under Belisarius sails from Constantinople to attack the Vandals in Africa (Roman province) e.g Africa, via Greece and Sicily.
  • Year 1307 Calendar » Külüg Khan, Emperor Wuzong of Yuan called Külüg Khan is enthroned as Khagan of the Mongols and Wuzong of the Yuan Dynasty known as Yuan.
  • Year 1529 Calendar » Kingdom of France or French forces are driven out of northern Italy by Habsburg Spain called Spain at the Battle of Landriano during the War of the League of Cognac.
  • Year 1582 Calendar » Sengoku jidai: Oda Nobunaga, the most powerful of the Japanese daimyo, was Honnō-ji Incident e.g forced to commit suicide by his own general Akechi Mitsuhide.
  • Year 1621 Calendar » Execution of 27 Czech people or Czech noblemen on the Old Town Square in Prague as a consequence of the Battle of White Mountain.
  • Year 1734 Calendar » In Montreal in New France, a slave known by the French name of Marie-Joseph Angélique is put to death, having been convicted of arson known as setting the fire that destroyed much of the city.
  • Year 1749 Calendar » City of Halifax or Halifax, Nova Scotia, is founded.
  • Year 1768 Calendar » James Otis, Jr. offends the George III of the United Kingdom e.g King and Parliament of Great Britain or Parliament in a speech to the Massachusetts General Court.
  • Year 1788 Calendar » New Hampshire ratifies the Constitution of the United States and is admitted as the 9th state in the United States.
  • Year 1791 Calendar » King Louis XVI of France and his immediate family begin the Flight to Varennes during the French Revolution.
  • Year 1798 Calendar » Irish Rebellion of 1798: The British Army defeats Irish rebels at the Battle of Vinegar Hill.
  • Year 1813 Calendar » Peninsular War: Battle of Vitoria e.g Battle of Victoria.
  • Year 1824 Calendar » Greek War of Independence: Egyptian forces capture Psara in the Aegean Sea.
  • Year 1826 Calendar » Maniots defeat Egyptians under Ibrahim Pasha of Egypt or Ibrahim Pasha in the Battle of Vergas.
  • Year 1848 Calendar » In the Wallachian Revolution of 1848 called Wallachian Revolution, Ion Heliade Rădulescu and Christian Tell issue the Proclamation of Islaz and create a new republican government.
  • Year 1854 Calendar » The first Victoria Cross is awarded during the bombardment of Bomarsund, Åland called Bomarsund in the Åland Islands.
  • Year 1864 Calendar » American Civil War: The Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road begins.
  • Year 1864 » New Zealand land wars known as New Zealand Land Wars: The Tauranga Campaign ends.
  • Year 1877 Calendar » The Molly Maguires, ten Irish immigrants convicted of murder, are hanged at the Schuylkill County and Carbon County, Pennsylvania prisons.
  • Year 1898 Calendar » The United States Capture of Guam e.g captures Guam from Spain.
  • Year 1900 Calendar » Boxer Rebellion. China formally declares war on the United States, Britain, Germany, France and Japan, as an edict issued from the Empress Dowager Cixi.
  • Year 1915 Calendar » The Supreme Court of the United States named 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.
  • Year 1919 Calendar » The Royal Canadian Mounted Police fire a volley into a crowd of unemployed war veterans, killing two, during the Winnipeg General Strike.
  • Year 1919 » Admiral Ludwig von Reuter Scuttling of the German fleet in Scapa Flow known as scuttles the German fleet in Scapa Flow, Orkney. The nine sailors killed are the last casualties of World War I.
  • Year 1929 Calendar » An agreement brokered by U.S. Ambassador Dwight Whitney Morrow ends the Cristero War in Mexico.
  • Year 1930 Calendar » One-year conscription comes into force in France.
  • Year 1940 Calendar » The first successful west-to-east navigation of Northwest Passage begins at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Year 1942 Calendar » World War II: Tobruk falls to Italian and German forces.
  • Year 1942 » World War II: A Japanese submarine surfaces near the Columbia River in Oregon, firing 17 shells at nearby Fort Stevens (Oregon) or Fort Stevens in one of only a handful of Attacks on North America during World War II known as attacks by Japan against the
  • Year 1945 Calendar » World War II: The Battle of Okinawa ends when the organized resistance of Imperial Japanese Army forces collapses in the Mabuni area on the southern tip of the main island.
  • Year 1948 Calendar » Columbia Records introduces the LP album known as long-playing record album in a public demonstration at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City called New York, New York.
  • Year 1952 Calendar » The Philippine School of Commerce, through a republic act, is converted to Philippine College of Commerce, later to be the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
  • Year 1963 Calendar » Cardinal Giovanni Battista Montini is Papal conclave, 1963 known as elected as Pope Paul VI.
  • Year 1964 Calendar » Three African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968) known as civil rights workers, Andrew Goodman, James Chaney and Mickey Schwerner, Mississippi civil rights workers murders named are murdered in Neshoba County, Mississippi, United States, by member
  • Year 1970 Calendar » Penn Central declares Section 77 bankruptcy, largest ever US corporate bankruptcy up to this date.
  • Year 1973 Calendar » In handing down the decision in 'Miller v. California' 413 US 15, the Supreme Court of the United States establishes the Miller Test for obscenity in U.S. law.
  • Year 1982 Calendar » John Hinckley is found Insanity defence known as not guilty by reason of insanity for the attempted assassination of President of the United States named U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
  • Year 2001 Calendar » 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.
  • Year 2004 Calendar » 'SpaceShipOne' becomes the first privately funded spaceplane to achieve Human spaceflight or spaceflight.
  • Year 2005 Calendar » Edgar Ray Killen, who had previously been acquitted for the murders of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Mickey Schwerner, is convicted of manslaughter 41 years afterwards (the case had been reopened in 2004).
  • Year 2009 Calendar » Greenland assumes self-governance named self-rule.

Calender for the Month of June