Today in History for 21st June 2021

Historical Events

1940 – German occupiers disband Dutch States-General/Council of State
1951 – LPGA Western Open Women’s Golf, Whitemarsh Valley CC: Patty Berg defeats Pat O’Sullivan, 2-up in the final
1956 – Anti-protons detected in the atmosphere
1975 – Elton John, The Eagles and The Beach Boys play Wembley Stadium
1991 – P. V. Narasimha Rao becomes Prime Minister of India as head of a Congress Party minority government
2006 – Pluto’s newly discovered moons are officially named Nix and Hydra

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Famous Birthdays

1839 – John Decatur Barry, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Wilmington, North Carolina (d. 1867)
1902 – Wilhelm Maler, German composer, born in Heidelberg, Germany (d. 1976)
1925 – Maureen Stapleton, American actress (Lonelyhearts, Airport, Coccoon, Plaza Suite), born in Troy, New York (d. 2006)
1967 – Pierre Omidyar, Iranian-American billionaire (founded eBay), born in Paris, France
1979 – Chris Pratt, American actor (Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World,), born in Virginia, Minnesota
1985 – Byron Schammer, Australian AFL footballer

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Famous Deaths

1573 – Antonie van Burgundy, mayor of sealand, dies in battle
1865 – Frances Adeline Seward, wife of United States Secretary of State William H. Seward (b. 1824)
1913 – Stefan Octavian Iosif, Romanian poet (Beautiful Irine), dies at 37
1980 – Bert Kaempfert, German orchestra leader and songwriter, dies of a stroke at 56
1997 – Fidel Velázquez Sánchez, Mexican labour leader (b. 1900)
2003 – Roger Neilson, Canadian ice hockey coach (b. 1934)

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