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Notable Historical Events for June 21st

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

1982Paul McCartney releases "Take it Away"

1968Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren resigns

1834American inventor and businessman Cyrus Hall McCormick patents the reaping machine

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

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

1672French troops under King Louis XIV occupy Utrecht

1983Tennis ace Arthur Ashe undergoes double bypass heart surgery

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

June 21st Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on June 21st

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

June 21st Deaths
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