On This Day..... June 21

 

JUNE 21ST

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL SELFIE DAY
  • TODAY IS ARIZONA APPRECIATION DAY
 
  • TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF SUMMER
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL PEACHES ‘N’ CREAM DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • HERMAN MUNSTER (1815, 203)
  • JEAN PAUL SARTRE (1905-1980)
 
  • JANE RUSSELL (1921-2011)
  • JUDY HOLLIDAY (1921-1965)
 
  • MAUREEN STAPLETON (1925-2006)
  • RAY DAVIES (1944, 74)
 
  • DANA ROHRBACHER (1947, 71)
  • MEREDITH BAXTER-BIRNEY (1947, 71)
 
  • MICHAEL GROSS (1947, 71)
  • JOEY KRAMER (1950, 68)
 
  • BENAZIR BHUTTO (1953-2007)
  • LANA WACHOWSKI (1965, 53)
 
  • GRETCHEN CARLSON (1966, 52)
  • JIM BREUER (1967, 51)
 
  • ALISYN CAMEROTA (1968, 50)
  • JULIETTE LEWIS (1973, 45)
 
  • CHRIS PRATT (1979, 39)
  • BRANDON FLOWERS (1981, 37)
 
  • PRINCE WILLIAM (1982, 36)
  • EDWARD SNOWDEN (1983, 35)
 
  • LANA DEL REY (1985, 33)
  • MICHELLE WOLF (1985, 33)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1547, THE GREAT FIRE OF MOSCOW KILLS ALMOST 3,000 PEOPLE
  • IN 1631, JOHN SMITH, LEADER OF THE VIRGINIA COLONY, DIES AT 51
  • IN 1684 KING CHARLES II REVOKES THE CHARTER OF THE MASSACHUSETTS BAY COLONY
  • IN 1734, MARIE-JOSEPH ANGELIQUE, A SLAVE IN MONTREAL, IS CONVICTED OF STARTING THE FIRE WHICH DESTROYED MUCH OF THE CITY. SHE IS TORTURED AND HANGED IN A PUBLIC CEREMONY BY FRENCH SOLDIERS
 
  • IN 1768, DR. JOHN ARCHER IS THE FIRST AMERICAN TO EARN A MEDICAL DEGREE AT THE COLLEGE OF PHILADELPHIA
  • IN 1788, NEW HAMPSHIRE BECOMES THE 9TH STATE TO RATIFY THE CONSTITUTION WHICH MAKES IT OFFICIALLY LEGAL
  • IN 1805, GREAT STONE FACE, THE OLD MAN IN THE MOUNTAIN, IS DISCOVERED IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
 
  • IN 1834, CYRUS MCCORMICK PATENTS THE REAPING MACHINE
  • IN 1863, 389 SOLDIERS DIE IN THE BATTLE OF UPPERVILLE, VIRGINIA
  • IN 1877, TEN IRISH IMMIGRANTS KNOWN AS THE MOLLY MAGUIRES ARE HANGED IN A PENNSYLVANIA PRISON
  • IN 1879, FRANK WOOLWORTH OPENS HIS FIRST “GREAT FIVE CENT STORE”
 
  • IN 1887, QUEEN VICTORIA CELEBRATES HER GOLDEN JUBILEE
  • IN 1893, THE FIRST FERRIS WHEEL IS DEBUTED AT THE CHICAGO EXPOSITION
  • IN 1898, THE US CAPTURES GUAM FROM SPAIN IN THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR
  • IN 1904, THE BOSTON HERALD REFERS TO THE NEW YORK BASEBALL TEAM AS THE “YANKEES”, A NICKNAME THEY WOULD OFFICIALLY ADOPT IN 1913
  • IN 1904, THE REPUBLICAN PARTY RE-NOMINATES TEDDY ROOSEVELT FOR PRESIDENT
  • IN 1930, FUTURE TITANIC STAR GLORIA STUART MARRIES BLAIR NEWELL AT 19
 
  • IN 1933, JOHN DILLINGER ROBS HIS FIRST BANK LESS THAN A MONTH AFTER BEING RELEASED FROM PRISON AFTER NINE YEARS FOR ARMED ROBBERY
  • IN 1939, THE YANKEES ANNOUNCE LOU GEHRIG’S RETIREMENT AFTER HIS MEDICAL CONDITION IS REVEALED
 
  • IN 1940, FUTURE PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON MARRIES PAT RYAN IN CALIFORNIA
  • IN 1942, PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT AND WINSTON CHURCHILL MEET IN WASHINGTON DC
  • IN 1946, A FEDERAL JUDGE IN SEATTLE RULES THAT PROFESSIONAL SPORTS TEAMS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO RE-HIRE PLAYERS WHO ARE RETURNING FROM WAR
  • IN 1948, WNAC (NOW WHDH) BEGINS BROADCASTING IN BOSTON
 
  • IN 1955, JOHNNY CASH RELEASES “CRY! CRY! CRY!”
  • IN 1964, BYRON DE LA BECKWITH IS ARRESTED FOR THE MURDER OF MEDGAR EVERS. HIS JURY WOULD DEADLOCK AND HE WOULD NOT BE FOUND GUILTY UNTIL 1994
  • IN 1966, MIKE NICHOLS RELEASES “WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?”
 
  • IN 1967, DOUGLAS ENGELBART INVENTS THE FIRST COMPUTER MOUSE
  • IN 1968, CHIEF JUSTICE EARL WARREN RESIGNS FROM THE SUPREME COURT
  • IN 1970, JIM MORRISON MARRIES AUTHOR PATRICIA KENNEALY IN A CELTIC PAGAN HAND FASTING CEREMONY
  • IN 1975, THE CAPTAIN AND TENILLE HIT #1 WITH “LOVE WILL KEEP US TOGETHER”
 
  • IN 1976, REBA MCENTIRE, 21, MARRIES NATIONAL STEER WRESTLING CHAMPION CHARLIE BATTLES
  • IN 1977, PRESIDENT NIXON’S FORMER CHIEF OF STAFF H.R. HALDEMAN ENTERS JAIL
  • IN 1978, ANDREW LLOYD WEBER PREMIERES “EVITA” IN LONDON
  • IN 1982, PAUL MCCARTNEY RELEASES “TAKE IT AWAY”
 
  • IN 1982, JOHN HINCKLEY IS FOUND NOT GUILTY BY REASON OF INSANITY IN THE ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT OF PRESIDENT REAGAN
  • IN 1985, SKELETAL REMAINS IN BRAZIL ARE DETERMINED TO BE NAZI DR. MENGELE
  • IN 1986, BO JACKSON SIGNS WITH THE KANSAS CITY ROYALS AFTER WINNING THE HEISMAN TROPHY FOR COLLEGE FOOTBALL
  • IN 1986, GENESIS HAS THE #1 ALBUM WITH “INVISIBLE TOUCH”
 
  • IN 1989, THE SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS THE LEGALITY OF BURNING THE FLAG
  • IN 1990, THE ZODIAC KILLER SHOOTS HIS FOURTH VICTIM IN NEW YORK CITY
  • IN 1997, THE BOSTON BRUINS SELECT JOE THORNTON WITH THE 1ST NHL DRAFT PICK
  • IN 1997, THE NY LIBERTY AND LA SPARKS PLAY THE FIRST OFFICIAL WNBA GAME
  • IN 1997, COLIN FIRTH MARRIES LIVIA GIUGGIOLI
  • IN 1998, BOBBY BROWN RELEASES “DON’T BE CRUEL”
 
  • IN 1998, 17 YEAR OLD MACAULAY CULKIN MARRIES 17 YEAR OLD RACHEL MINER
  • IN 2001, CARROL O’CONNOT DIES OF A HEART ATTACK AT 76
  • IN 2003, J.K. ROWLING RELEASES THE FIFTH HARRY POTTER BOOK, “HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX”
 

  • IN 2011, MAROON5 AND CHRISTINA AGULIERA RELEASE “MOVES LIKE JAGGER”
  • IN 2014, KATIE COURIC MARRIES JOHN MOLNER
  • IN 2015, TAYLOR SWIFT PULLS HER MUSIC FROM APPLE AND I-TUNES AFTER THEY OFFER THREE MONTHS OF FREE STREAMING FOR NEW APPLE MUSIC CUSTOMERS, SAYING “WE DON’T ASK YOU FOR FREE I-PHONES, DON’T ASK US TO PROVIDE OUR MUSIC FOR FREE”
 

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