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June 21: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on June 21

June 21st is known as International T-shirt Day and Daylight Appreciation Day.

We’re now on the 172nd day of the year, and have 193 days left.

Everyone who was born on June 21 shares the same star sign, Cancer.

This day in history is an important one for the progress of computing, for music and so much more.

Did you know that on this day in 1898, the US Navy claimed the island of Guam? It had previously been under Spanish control since 1668.

Keep reading for more facts about June 21st in history!

What Happened On June 21 In History?

2003

The 5th Harry Potter book “Order of the Phoenix” was published by J.K. Rowling.

1989

Burning the US flag was deemed legal.

The US supreme court voted 5-4 in favor making it legal to burn the flag as a means of political speech.
Source Politico
1982

John Hinckley who tried to kill President Reagan was found not guilty on grounds of insanity.

OTD in 1982: John Hinckley who tried to kill President Reagan was found not guilty on grounds of insanity.
Source Politico
1975

The most memorable concert of the decade occurred at Wembley Stadium.

On this day Elton John and the Beach Boys performed at the sellout event so-called "MidSummer Music".
1957

Louis St. Laurent resigned as the prime minister of Canada.

His action came after he was losing power and he knew he wouldn't pass a confidence vote. His run became the longest continuous term as prime minister in Canadian history.
1948

Manchester Mark I computer became the first stored computer to run a program at a lab at Manchester University, UK.

1898

The US Navy claimed the island of Guam, which was previously under Spanish control.

Because the island of Guam had no notice of the invasion, they had no choice but to surrender immediately and pass the island over to the US.
1834

The reaping machine was patented by Cyrus McCormick.

OTD in 1834: The reaping machine was patented by Cyrus McCormick.
The machine was powered by horses and was used to reap crops during harvesting.
1798

The British Army defeated Irish rebels at the Battle of Vinegar Hill.

1791

King Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, and their immediate family fled their home at the beginning of the French Revolution.

Their unsuccessful escape, known as the Flight to Varennes, ultimately led to their beheadings.

Did you know that on this day, June 21st 1898, the US Navy claimed the island of Guam?