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Notable Historical Events for June 21st

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

1975Ritchie Blackmore quits Deep Purple, forms Rainbow

1684King Charles II revokes Massachusetts Bay Colony charter

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

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

199735th NHL draft Boston picks center Joe Thornton 1st

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

1991NY Islanders Denis Potvin & Mike Bossy, elected to Hockey Hall of Fame

196565th US Golf Open: Gary Player shoots 282 at Bellerive CC in St Louis

1672French troops under King Louis XIV occupy Utrecht

June 21st Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on June 21st

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

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

June 21st Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on June 21st

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

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

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

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

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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