Today in History, English
Today in History, English

70741June 21Event1582 – Sengoku period: Oda Nobunaga, the most powerful of the Japanese daimyo, was forced to commit suicide by his own general Akechi Mitsuhide.
70742June 21Event1621 – Execution of 27 Czech noblemen on the Old Town Square in Prague as a consequence of the Battle of White Mountain.
70743June 21Event1734 – In Montreal in New France, a slave known by the French name of Marie-Joseph Angélique is put to death, having been convicted of setting the fire that destroyed much of the city.
70744June 21Event1749 – Halifax, Nova Scotia, is founded.
70745June 21Event1768 – James Otis, Jr. offends the King and Parliament in a speech to the Massachusetts General Court.
70746June 21Event1788 – New Hampshire ratifies the Constitution of the United States and is admitted as the ninth state in the United States.
70747June 21Event1791 – King Louis XVI of France and his immediate family begin the Flight to Varennes during the French Revolution.
70748June 21Event1798 – Irish Rebellion of 1798: The British Army defeats Irish rebels at the Battle of Vinegar Hill.
70749June 21Event1813 – Peninsular War: Battle of Victoria.
70750June 21Event1824 – Greek War of Independence: Egyptian forces capture Psara in the Aegean Sea.
70751June 21Event1826 – Maniots defeat Egyptians under Ibrahim Pasha in the Battle of Vergas.
70752June 21Event1848 – In the Wallachian Revolution, Ion Heliade Rădulescu and Christian Tell issue the Proclamation of Islaz and create a new republican government.
70753June 21Event1854 – The first Victoria Cross is awarded during the bombardment of Bomarsund in the Åland Islands.
70754June 21Event1864 – American Civil War: The Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road begins.
70755June 21Event1864 – New Zealand land wars: The Tauranga Campaign ends.
70756June 21Event1877 – The Molly Maguires, ten Irish immigrants convicted of murder, are hanged at the Schuylkill County and Carbon County, Pennsylvania prisons.
70757June 21Event1898 – The United States captures Guam from Spain.
70758June 21Event1900 – Boxer Rebellion. China formally declares war on the United States, Britain, Germany, France and Japan, as an edict issued from the Empress Dowager Cixi.
70759June 21Event1915 – The U.S. Supreme Court hands down its decision in Guinn v. United States 238 US 347 1915, striking down an Oklahoma law denying the right to vote to some citizens.
70760June 21Event1919 – The Royal Canadian Mounted Police fire a volley into a crowd of unemployed war veterans, killing two, during the Winnipeg General Strike.
70761June 21Event1919 – Admiral Ludwig von Reuter scuttles the German fleet in Scapa Flow, Orkney. The nine sailors killed are the last casualties of World War I.
70762June 21Event1929 – An agreement brokered by U.S. Ambassador Dwight Whitney Morrow ends the Cristero War in Mexico.
70763June 21Event1930 – One-year conscription comes into force in France.
70764June 21Event1940 – The first successful west-to-east navigation of Northwest Passage begins at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
70765June 21Event1942 – World War II: Tobruk falls to Italian and German forces.
70766June 21Event1942 – World War II: A Japanese submarine surfaces near the Columbia River in Oregon, firing 17 shells at nearby Fort Stevens in one of only a handful of attacks by Japan against the United States mainland.
70767June 21Event1945 – World War II: The Battle of Okinawa ends when the organized resistance of Imperial Japanese Army forces collapses in the Mabuni area on the southern tip of the main island.
70768June 21Event1952 – The Philippine School of Commerce, through a republic act, is converted to Philippine College of Commerce, later to be the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
70769June 21Event1957 – Ellen Fairclough is sworn in as Canada's first female Cabinet Minister.
70770June 21Event1963 – Cardinal Giovanni Battista Montini is elected as Pope Paul VI.

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