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Know what happened on 21st June


Importance of 21st June in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 21st June special in the world history.

1982
Birth of Prince William of Wales
Great Britain
1948
Columbia Records unveiled its new long-playing 33 rpm phonograph record (LP) at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York.
Great Britain
1940
The first successful west to east transit of the Northwest passage departed from Vancouver.
Canada
1919
German naval commander Ludwig von Reuter scuttled the entire German fleet at Scapa Flow, Orkneys to prevent it from being seized by the British
Germany
1908
Death of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian composer .
Russian Federation
1887
Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee
Great Britain
1883
Birth of Fyodor Gladkov, Russian writer .
Russian Federation
1877
Ten members of The Molly Maguires, an Irish immigrant labour organisation, or terrorist group - take your pick, were executed.
United States
1859
Birth of Henry Ossawa Tanner, the first African American artist to receive international acclaim
United States
1854
William Johnstone, a German, was awarded the first ever Victoria Cross for his actions on the Åland Islands whilst serving on HMS Arrogant.
Great Britain
1834
American industrialist Cyrus Hall McCormick of Virginia, USA patented the horse-drawn mechanical reaper
United States
1813
Battle of Vitoria
Spain
1749
Halifax, Nova Scotia, founded.
Canada
1652
Death of Inigo Jones, architect, born in London of Welsh parents he became known as the first English architect.
Great Britain
1529
Death of John Skelton, English poet.
Great Britain
1527
Death of Niccolò Machiavelli, Italian writer.
Italy
1377
Death of King Edward III of England.
Great Britain
1002
Birth of Pope Leo IX
Germany
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