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Notable Historical Events for June 21st

1939NY Yankees announce Lou Gehrig's retirement after doctors reveal he has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

1964Mickey Wright wins LPGA Lady Carling Eastern Golf Open

1968Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren resigns

1942Rommel takes Tobruk in North Africa

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

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

1987Mike Tyson sexually harasses a parking lot attendant

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

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

1938Bradman scores 101* in 77 minutes, Australia v Lancashire

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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)

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

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

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Notable Weddings on June 21st

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

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

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

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

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

June 21st Weddings
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Notable Deaths on June 21st

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

1631John Smith, English explorer, dies

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