THIS DAY IN HISTORY 21/06


THIS DAY IN HISTORY 21/06

JUNE 21ST

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

1749 – Halifax, Nova Scotia, is founded.

1768 – 1st US bachelor of medicine degree (Dr John Archer)

1887 – Britain celebrates golden jubilee of Queen Victoria

1957 – Ellen Louks Fairclough is sworn in as Canada’s first woman Cabinet Minister.

1971 – Intl Court of Justice asks South-Africa to pull out of Namibia

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

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

2006 – Pluto’s newly discovered moons are officially named Nix & Hydra.

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1892 – Reinhold Niebuhr, US, theologian (Nature & Destiny of Man)

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1905 – Jean Paul Sartre, existentialist/writer (Le Mur, Nobel 1964; declined)

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1953 – Benazir Bhutto, 1st female leader of a Moslem nation (Pakistan)

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1955 – Michel Platini, French footballer

1965 – Yang Liwei, Chinese astronaut

1982 – Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, London, England, son of Prince Charles & Lady Diana

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1987 – Kim Ryeowook, Korean pop singer

FAMOUS DEATHS

1377 – Edward III, king of England (1327-77), dies at 64

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1421 – Jean Le Maingre, Marshal of France (b. 1366)

1527 – Niccolo Machiavelli, Florentine statesman/author, dies at 57

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1893 – Leland Stanford, American business tycoon and founder of Stanford University

1925 – Jan H Leopold, poet/classical (translated Omar Khayyam), dies at 60

1992 – Li Xiannian, Chinese President (1983-88), dies

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THIS DAY IN #HISTORY 1301


This day in #history 1314
JANUARY 13TH
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1559 – Elizabeth I crowned queen of England in Westminster Abbey
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1610 – Galileo Galilei discovers Callisto , 4th
satellite of Jupiter

1794 – Congress changes US flag to 15 stars & 15 stripes

1822 – The design of the Greek flag is adopted by
the First National Assembly at Epidaurus.

1943 – Hitler declares ” Total War

1967 – Coup in Togo

1980 – Togo ‘s constitution becomes effective

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS

1977 – Orlando Bloom, Kent England, English actor (Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lord of the Rings )
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FAMOUS DEATHS

1915 – Mary Slessor, Scottish missionary (b .
1848)

2002 – Gregorio Fuentes, Cuban fisherman,
reputed model for Hemingway’ s The Old Man and the Sea (b . 1897)