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Notable Historical Events for June 21st

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

199735th NHL draft Boston picks center Joe Thornton 1st

1968Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren resigns

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

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

1942Rommel takes Tobruk in North Africa

1983Tennis ace Arthur Ashe undergoes double bypass heart surgery

1987Mike Tyson sexually harasses a parking lot attendant

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

1684King Charles II revokes Massachusetts Bay Colony charter

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)

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

June 21st Deaths
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