Monday, 21 June 2010

June 21 - Summary

June 21st Summary:

June 21 - Events

June 21st Details:
June 21st Events:
524 – Godomar, King of the Burgundians, defeats the Franks at the Battle of Vézeronce.
1307 – Külüg Khan is enthroned as Khagan of the Mongols & Wuzong of the Yuan.
1582 – Incident at Honnō-ji takes place in Kyoto, Japan.
1621 – Execution of 27 Czech noblemen, on the Old Town Square in Prague, as a consequence of the Battle of White Mountain.
1734 – Marie-Joseph Angélique, a slave, is put to death in Montreal in New France, following a convicted of the arson that destroyed much of Montreal.
1749 – Founding of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
1768 – James Otis, Jr. offends the King & Parliament in a speech to the Massachusetts General Court.
1798 – Irish Rebellion of 1798 - British Army defeats Irish rebels at the Battle of Vinegar Hill.
1813 – Battle of Vitoria in the Peninsular War.
1824 – Greek War of Independence - Egyptian forces capture Psara in the Aegean Sea.
1826 – Battle of Vergas - Maniots defeat Egyptians under Ibrahim Pasha.
1854 – Award of the first Victoria Cross - during the bombardment of Bomarsund in the Åland Islands.
1864 – New Zealand Land Wars - Tauranga Campaign ends.
1877 – 10 Irish immigrants, The Molly Maguires, are convicted of murder & hanged at the Schuylkill County & Carbon County, Pennsylvania prisons.
1898 – The capture of Guam from Spain by the United States.
1919 – Admiral Ludwig von Reuter scuttles the German fleet in Scapa Flow, Orkney.
1940 – First successful west-to-east navigation of Northwest Passage begins at Vancouver, British Columbia.
1942 – Tobruk falls to Italian & German forces (World War II).
1945 – Battle of Okinawa ends (World War II).
1948 – Columbia Records gives a public demonstration of the long-playing record album at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.
1957 – Ellen Louks Fairclough becomes Canada's first woman Cabinet Minister.
1973 – Establishment of the Miller Test for obscenity in U.S. law - following the decision in Miller v. California 413 US 15, the Supreme Court of the United States.
1982 – John Hinckley is found not guilty by reason of insanity for the attempted assassination of U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
2004 – SpaceShipOne - the first privately funded spaceplane to achieve spaceflight.
2006 – Pluto's newly discovered moons are officially named Nix & Hydra.

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June 21 - Deaths

June 21st Details:
June 21st Deaths:
223 – Liu Bei, Emperor of Shu Han (b. 161)
1040 – Fulk III - Count of Anjou (b. 972)
1171 – Walter de Luci - Normand-born Abbot of Battle Abbey (b. 1103)
1205 – Enrico Dandolo - 42nd Doge of Venice (b. 1107)
1208 – Philip of Swabia - King of Germany & Duke of Swabia (b. 1177)
1305 – King Wenceslaus II of Bohemia & Poland (b. 1271)
1377 – King Edward III of England (b. 1312)
1421 – Jean Le Maingre - Marshal of France (b. 1366)
1521 – Leonardo Loredan - 76th Doge of Venice (b. 1436)
1527 – Niccolò Machiavelli - Italian historian & political author (b. 1469)
1529 – John Skelton - English poet
1547 – Sebastiano del Piombo - Italian painter (b. 1485)
1558 – Piero Strozzi - Italian military leader (b. 1558)
1582 – Oda Nobunaga - Japanese warlord (b. 1534)
1591 – Aloysius Gonzaga - Italian saint (b. 1568)
1596 – Jean Liebault - French agronomist (b. 1535)
1621 – Kryštof Harant - Polish soldier, writer & composer (b. 1564)
1621 – Louis III - Cardinal of Guise (b. 1575)
1631 – John Smith - English explorer (b. c. 1580)
1652 – Inigo Jones - English architect (b. 1573)
1661 – Andrea Sacchi - Italian painter (b. 1599)
1737 – Matthieu Marais - French jurist (b. 1664)
1738 – Charles Townshend - 2nd Viscount Townshend, English statesman (b. 1674)
1796 – Richard Gridley - American Revolutionary soldier (b. 1710)
1824 – Étienne Aignan - French writer (b. 1773)
1865 – Frances Adeline Seward - wife of United States Secretary of State William H. Seward (b. 1824)
1874 – Anders Jonas Ångström - Swedish physicist (b. 1814)
1876 – Antonio López de Santa Anna - President of Mexico (b. 1794)
1893 – Leland Stanford - American business tycoon & founder of Stanford University (b. 1824)
1908 – Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Russian composer (b. 1844)
1914 – Bertha von Suttner - Austrian writer & pacifist, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1843)
1917 – Matthias Zurbriggen - Swiss mountaineer (b. 1856)
1929 – Leonard Trelawny Hobhouse - British politician (b. 1864)
1934 – Thorne Smith - American author (b. 1892)
1940 – Smedley Butler - American Marines general (b. 1881)
1951 – Charles Dillon Perrine - American astronomer (b. 1867)
1952 – Wilfrid R. "Wop" May - Canadian aviation pioneer (b. 1896)
1954 – Gideon Sundback - American inventor who perfected the zipper (b. 1880)
1957 – Johannes Stark - German physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1874)
1957 – Claude Farrère - French writer (b. 1876)
1964 – James Chaney - American civil rights activist (b. 1943)
1964 – Andrew Goodman - American civil rights activist (b. 1943)
1964 – Michael Schwerner - American civil rights activist (b. 1939)
1969 – Maureen Connolly - American tennis player (b. 1934)
1970 – Sukarno - President of Indonesia (b. 1901)
1976 – Margaret Herrick - American director of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (b. 1902)
1979 – Angus MacLise - American composer, drummer (Velvet Underground), mystic & shaman (b. 1938)
1980 – Bert Kaempfert - German orchestra leader & songwriter (b. 1923)
1985 – Ettore Boiardi - Italian chef, founder of Chef Boyardee (b. 1897)
1985 – Tage Erlander - Prime Minister of Sweden (b. 1901)
1986 – Assi Rahbani - Lebanese composer, singer (Rahbani Brothers) & producer (b. 1923)
1987 – Madman Muntz - American entrepreneur, businessman, electrical engineer & TV commercial actor (b. 1914)
1992 – Li Xiannian - President of the People's Republic of China (b. 1909)
1993 – Ticho Parly - Danish tenor (b. 1928)
1994 – William Wilson Morgan - American astronomer (b. 1906)
1997 – Shintaro Katsu - Japanese entertainer (b. 1931)
1997 – Fidel Velázquez Sánchez - Mexican labour leader (b. 1900)
1998 – Al Campanis - American baseball executive (b. 1916)
1998 – Anastasio Ballestrero - Italian Cardinal
1999 – Kami - Japanese drummer (Malice Mizer) (b. 1973)
2000 – Alan Hovhaness - American composer (b. 1911)
2001 – John Lee Hooker - American musician (b. 1916)
2001 – Carroll O'Connor - American actor (b. 1924)
2001 – Souad Hosni - Egyptian actress (b. 1942)
2002 – Timothy Findley - Canadian novelist & playwright (b. 1930)
2003 – Roger Neilson - Canadian ice hockey coach (b. 1934)
2003 – Leon Uris - American writer (b. 1924)
2003 – Jason Moran - Australian criminal (b. 1967)
2004 – Leonel Brizola - Brazilian politician (b. 1922)
2005 – Jaime Sin - Filipino Cardinal Archbishop of Manila, prominent leader during the People Power Revolution (b. 1928)
2006 – Jared C. Monti - Medal Of Honor Recipient (b. 1975)
2007 – Bob Evans - American restaurateur (b. 1918)
2008 – Scott Kalitta - American drag racer (b. 1962)
2008 – Kermit Love - American puppeteer (b. 1916)

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June 21 - Births

June 21st Details:
June 21st Births:
1002 – Pope Leo IX (d. 1054)
1226 – King Boleslaus V of Poland (d. 1279)
1528 – Maria of Spain - Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1603)
1535 – Leonhard Rauwolf - German physician & botanist (d. 1596)
1588 – George Wither - English writer (d. 1667)
1639 (O.S.) – Increase Mather - New England Puritan minister (d. 1723)
1646 – Maria Francisca of Nemours - Queen of Portugal (d. 1683)
1676 (O.S.) – Anthony Collins - English philosopher (d. 1729)
1706 – John Dollond - English optician (d. 1761)
1710 – James Short - British mathematician (d. 1768)
1712 – Luc Urbain de Bouexic - comte de Guichen, French admiral (d. 1790)
1730 – Motoori Norinaga - Japanese scholar (d. 1801)
1732 – Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach - German composer (d. 1791)
1736 (O.S.) – Enoch Poor - American general in the Continental Army (d. 1780)
1750 – Pierre-Nicolas Beauvallet - French sculptor, draftsman & printmaker (d. 1818)
1750 (O.S.) – Thomas Spence - English classical writer (d. 1814)
1759 – Alexander J. Dallas - American statesman & financier (d. 1817)
1763 – Pierre Paul Royer-Collard - French philosopher (d. 1845)
1764 – Sidney Smith - British admiral (d. 1840)
1774 – Daniel D. Tompkins - Congressman, Governor of New York & 6th Vice President of the United States (d. 1825)
1781 – Siméon Denis Poisson - French mathematician & physicist (d. 1840)
1786 – Charles Edward Horn - British musician (d. 1849)
1788 – Princess Augusta of Bavaria (d. 1850)
1791 – Robert Napier - British engineer (d. 1876)
1792 – Ferdinand Christian Baur - German theologian (d. 1860)
1805 – Charles Thomas Jackson - American polymath (d. 1880)
1811 – Carlo Matteucci - Italian physicist (d. 1868)
1812 – Moses Hess - French/German-born Jewish socialist & precursor of Zionism (d. 1875)
1823 – Jean Chacornac - French astronomer (d. 1873)
1825 – William Stubbs - English historian & Anglican Bishop of Oxford (d. 1901)
1828 – Ferdinand André Fouqué - French geologist (d. 1904)
1834 – Frans de Cort - Flemish writer (d. 1878)
1834 – Elizabeth Jane Caulfeild - Countess of Charlemont Irish Jewish noblewoman (d. 1882)
1839 – Machado de Assis - Brazilian writer (d. 1908)
1850 – Daniel Carter Beard - founder of the Boy Scouts of America (d. 1941)
1850 – Enrico Cecchetti - Italian ballet dancer (d. 1928)
1858 – Medardo Rosso - Italian sculptor (d. 1928)
1859 – Henry Ossawa Tanner - American painter (d. 1937)
1862 – Damrong Rajanubhab - Thai prince & historian (d. 1943)
1863 – Max Wolf - German astronomer (d. 1932)
1864 – Heinrich Wölfflin - Swiss art historian (d. 1945)
1868 – Edwin Stephen Goodrich - English zoologist (d. 1946)
1870 – Clara Immerwahr - German chemist (d. 1915)
1876 – Willem Hendrik Keesom - Dutch physicist (d. 1956)
1880 – Arnold Gesell - American psychologist & pediatrician (d. 1961)
1880 – Josiah Stamp - 1st Baron Stamp, British civil servant, industrialist, economist, statistician & banker (d. 1941)
1882 – Rockwell Kent - American painter, printmaker & illustrator (d. 1971)
1882 – Lluís Companys i Jover - Spanish politician (d. 1940)
1883 – Fyodor Gladkov - Russian writer (d. 1958)
1884 – Claude Auchinleck - British field marshal (d. 1981)
1887 – Norman L. Bowen - Canadian petrologist (d. 1956)
1889 – Ralph Craig - American athlete (d. 1972)
1890 – Frank S. Land - American founder of the Order of DeMolay (d. 1959)
1891 – Pier Luigi Nervi - Italian architect (d. 1979)
1891 – Hermann Scherchen - German conductor (d. 1966)
1892 – Reinhold Niebuhr - Protestant theologian (d. 1971)
1893 – Alois Hába - Czech composer (d. 1973)
1894 – Milward Kennedy - British public servant & mystery writer (d. 1968)
1896 – Charles B. Momsen - American inventor (d. 1967)
1898 – Donald C. Peattie - American botanist & writer (d. 1964)
1899 – George Miles Watson - British racehorse breeder (d. 1968)
1902 – Howie Morenz - Canadian professional ice hockey player (d. 1937)
1903 – Al Hirschfeld - American caricaturist (d. 2003)
1905 – Jean-Paul Sartre - French philosopher & writer, Nobel laureate (declined the prize) (d. 1980)
1906 – Helene Costello - American actress (d. 1957)
1906 – Harold Spina - American composer (d. 1997)
1906 – Grete Sultan - German musician (d. 2005)
1910 – Aleksandr Tvardovsky - Soviet poet (d. 1971)
1912 – Mary McCarthy - American writer (d. 1989)
1912 – Kazimierz Leski - Polish engineer, fighter pilot & officer of the Home Army's intelligence & counter-intelligence (d. 2000)
1914 – William Vickrey - Canadian economist, Nobel laureate (d. 1996)
1916 – Joseph Cyril Bamford - English inventor & industrialist (d. 2001)
1916 – Buddy O'Connor - Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1977)
1918 – Eddie Lopat - American baseball player (d. 1992)
1918 – James Clyde Mitchell - English sociologist & anthropologist (d. 1995)
1919 – Gérard Pelletier - French-Canadian journalist, politician, & diplomat (d. 1997)
1919 – Vladimir Simagin - Russian chess master & teacher (d. 1968)
1919 – Paolo Soleri - Italian-born American architect
1921 – Judy Holliday - American actress (d. 1965)
1921 – Jane Russell - American actress
1921 – Jean de Broglie - French politician (d. 1976)
1923 – Jacques Hébert - French-Canadian author, journalist & politician (d. 2007)
1924 – Pontus Hultén - Swedish art collector & pioneering museum director (d. 2006)
1924 – Jean Laplanche - French psychoanalytic thinker
1924 – Max McNab - Canadian ice hockey player & coach (d. 2007)
1925 – Giovanni Spadolini - Italian politician (d. 1994)
1925 – Maureen Stapleton - American actress (d. 2006)
1926 – Conrad Hall - Tahitian-born cinematographer (d. 2003)
1927 – Carl Stokes - Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1996)
1929 – Abdel Halim Hafez - Egyptian singer & actor (d. 1977)
1929 – Alexandre Lagoya - Greek-Italian classical guitarist (d. 1999)
1930 – Sir Gerald Kaufman - British politician
1930 – Mike McCormack - American professional football player
1931 – Margaret Mary O'Shaughnessy Heckler - U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services
1931 – Jan Trąbka - Polish scientist, philosopher
1932 – O.C. Smith - American singer (d. 2001)
1932 – Lalo Schifrin - Argentine pianist & composer
1935 – Françoise Sagan - French writer (d. 2004)
1936 – Joseph Gosnell - Canadian Nisga'a leader
1938 – Ron Ely - American actor
1938 – John W. Dower - American author & historian
1939 – Ruben Berrios - Puerto Rican politician
1940 – Mariette Hartley - American actress
1940 – Michael Ruse - Canadian philosopher
1941 – Joe Flaherty - American-Canadian actor
1941 – Lyman Ward - Canadian actor
1942 – Togo D. West, Jr. - American attorney & public official
1942 – Dan Henning - American football player
1942 – Henry S. Taylor - American writer
1943 – Salomé - Spanish singer
1944 – Ray Davies - English singer & songwriter (The Kinks)
1944 – Corinna Tsopei - Greek beauty pageant winner
1945 – Adam Zagajewski - Polish philosopher & poet
1945 – Philippe Sarde - French composer
1946 – Brenda Holloway - American singer & songwriter
1946 – Trond Kirkvaag - Norwegian comedian & author
1947 – Meredith Baxter - American actress
1947 – Michael Gross - American actor
1947 – Shirin Ebadi - Iranian lawyer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate
1947 – Joey Molland - English guitarist (Badfinger)
1948 – Ian McEwan - English writer
1948 – Lionel Rose - Australian boxer
1948 – Andrzej Sapkowski - Polish writer
1950 – Anne Carson - Canadian poet
1950 – Joey Kramer - American drummer & percussionist (Aerosmith)
1950 – Vasilis Papakonstantinou - Greek singer
1950 – Enn Reitel - English actor
1950 – Gérard Lanvin - French actor
1951 – Jim Douglas - American politician, 80th Governor of Vermont
1951 – Nils Lofgren - American guitarist, singer, songwriter (E Street Band, Crazy Horse)
1952 – Kôichi Mashimo - Japanese anime director
1953 – Benazir Bhutto - Prime Minister of Pakistan (d. 2007)
1953 – Michael Bowen - American actor
1954 – Müjde Ar - Turkish actress
1954 – Kathy Sullivan - American attorney & politician
1954 – Mark Kimmitt - US Army general
1954 – Anne Kirkbride - English actress
1954 – Robert Menasse - Austrian writer
1954 – Robert Pastorelli - American actor (d. 2004)
1955 – Tim Bray - Canadian computer programmer
1955 – Leigh McCloskey - American actor
1955 – Aloysius Amwano - Nauruan politician
1955 – Jean-Pierre Mader - French singer & songwriter
1955 – Michel Platini - French footballer
1957 – Berkeley Breathed - American cartoonist & author
1957 – Lucien DeBlois - Canadian professional ice hockey player
1958 – Gennady Padalka - Russian cosmonaut
1959 – Tom Chambers - American basketball player
1959 – Marcella Detroit - American singer & songwriter (Shakespear's Sister)
1959 – Kathy Mattea - American country singer
1960 – Kevin Harlan - American sportscaster
1961 – Kip Winger - American singer & guitarist (Winger)
1961 – Manu Chao - French multi-instrumentalist (Mano Negra)
1961 – Sascha Konietzko - German singer & synth player (KMFDM)
1961 – Karen Barber - English ice dancer
1962 – Viktor Tsoi - Soviet guitarist, singer & songwriter (Kino) (d. 1990)
1962 – Takeshi Asami - Japanese racing driver
1963 – Lucas de Groot - Dutch type designer
1964 – Sammi Davis - British actress
1964 – David Morrissey - British actor
1964 – Doug Savant - American actor
1965 – Larry Wachowski - American film director
1965 – Yang Liwei - Chinese astronaut
1966 – Rudi Bakhtiar - American journalist
1966 – Nan Woods - American actress
1967 – Jim Breuer - American comedian
1967 – Derrick Coleman - American basketball player
1967 – Pierre Omidyar - Iranian-American businessman
1967 – Carrie Preston - American actress
1968 – Sonique - British DJ
1969 – Gabriella Paruzzi - Italian skier
1970 – Sindee Coxx - American pornographic actress
1970 – Pete Rock - American rapper & producer
1971 – Anette Olzon - Swedish singer (Nightwish)
1972 – Alon Hilu - Israeli writer
1972 – Neil Doak - Irish cricketer
1973 – Juliette Lewis - American actress
1974 – Natasha Desborough - British radio personality
1974 – Neely Jenkins - American bassist & vocalist (Park Ave., Tilly & the Wall)
1974 – Rob Kelly - American football player
1974 – Craig Lowndes - Australian racing driver
1976 – Antonio Cochran - American football player
1976 – Mike Einziger - American guitarist (Incubus)
1976 – Nigel Lappin - Australian rules footballer
1977 – Michael Gomez - Irish boxer
1977 – Jochen Hecht - German ice hockey player
1978 – Erica Durance - Canadian actress
1978 – Jack Guzman - American actor
1978 – Jean-Pascal Lacoste - French singer, actor & TV host
1978 – Cristiano Lupatelli - Italian footballer
1978 – Dejan Ognjanović - Montenegrin football player
1978 – Rim'K - French rapper
1979 – Kostas Katsouranis - Greek footballer
1979 – Chris Pratt - American actor
1980 – Luca Anania - Italian footballer
1980 – Richard Jefferson - American basketball player
1980 – Sendy Rleal - Dominican baseball player
1981 – Yann Danis - Canadian ice hockey player
1981 – Brandon Flowers - American singer & keyboardist (The Killers)
1981 – Garrett Jones - American baseball player
1982 – Prince William of Wales - British nobleman, second in the line of succession to the British throne
1982 – Rob Mills - Australian Singer & Performer
1984 – Alicia Alighatti - American pornographic actress
1984 – Jujubee - American drag queen & reality TV personality
1984 – Franck Perera - French racing driver
1985 – Kris Allen - American singer
1985 – Anthony Morelli - American football player
1985 – Byron Schammer - Australian rules footballer
1986 – Hideaki Wakui - Japanese baseball player
1987 – Sebastian Prödl - Austrian footballer
1987 – Ryeowook - Korean pop singer
1987 – Dale Thomas - Australian rules footballer
1988 – Alejandro Ramírez - Costarican chess Grandmaster
1989 – Jascha Washington - American actor
2001 – Alexandra Obolentseva - Russian chess player

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