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Notable Historical Events for June 21st

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

1982John Hinckley found not guilty of 1981 attempted assassination of President Reagan by reason of insanity

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

1977Menachem Begin (Likud) becomes Israel's 6th PM

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

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

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

1957Louis St. Laurent resigns as Prime Minister of Canada, ending the longest uninterrupted run at the federal level in Canadian history

1986President Reagan gives speech defending his judicial appointments

1942Rommel takes Tobruk in North Africa

June 21st Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on June 21st

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

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

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

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

June 21st Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on June 21st

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

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

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

June 21st Weddings
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Notable Deaths on June 21st

1631John Smith, English explorer, dies

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

June 21st Deaths
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