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Notable Historical Events for June 21st

1989Yankees trade Rickey Henderson to A's for Plunk, Cadaret & Polonia

1955Johnny Cash debuts Top 10 country song "Cry! Cry! Cry!"

1978Andrew Lloyd Webber & Rice's musical "Evita" premiers in London

1904The US Republican Party nominates Theodore Roosevelt for President, but not without opposition from those whom he calls 'malefactors of great wealth'

1987Mike Tyson sexually harasses a parking lot attendant

1986President Reagan gives speech defending his judicial appointments

1968Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren resigns

1975Ritchie Blackmore quits Deep Purple, forms Rainbow

1952Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Women's Western Golf Open

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

June 21st Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on June 21st

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on June 21st

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

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

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

194037th US President Richard Nixon (27) weds Pat Ryan (28) at the Mission Inn in Riverside, California

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

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

June 21st Weddings
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Notable Deaths on June 21st

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

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

June 21st Deaths
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