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Notable Historical Events for June 21st

1684King Charles II revokes Massachusetts Bay Colony charter

1952Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open

1964Mickey Wright wins LPGA Lady Carling Eastern Golf Open

1992Last day of test cricket for Ian Botham & Allan Lamb

1986President Reagan gives speech defending his judicial appointments

1975Elton John, Eagles & Beach Boys play Wembley

1975Ritchie Blackmore quits Deep Purple, forms Rainbow

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

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

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

June 21st Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on June 21st

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

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

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

1902Howie Morenz, Mitchell Quebec, Canadian professional ice hockey player

June 21st Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on June 21st

1930"Titanic" actress Gloria Stuart (19) weds sculptor Blair Gordon Newell

1997"Bridget Jones' Diary" actor Colin Firth (36) weds Italian film producer Livia Giuggioli (27) in Tuscany, Italy

1924Inventor Robert H. Goddard (41) weds secretary Esther Christine Kisk (23) at St. John's Episcopal Church in Worcester

1810US President Zachary Taylor (25) weds Margaret Smith near Louisville, Kentucky

1970"The Doors" lead singer Jim Morrison (26) weds author Patricia Kennealy (24) in a celtic pagan hand fasting ceremony

1998"Home Alone" actor Macaulay Culkin (17) weds broadway actress Rachel Miner (17) in Stone Church in New Preston, Connecticut

June 21st Weddings
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Notable Deaths on June 21st

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

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

June 21st Deaths
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