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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

June 21 - This Day in History

June 21 : General Interest
1978: U.S. Constitution ratified

New Hampshire becomes the ninth and last necessary state to ratify the Constitution of the United States, thereby making the document the law of the land... read more


American Revolution
1779 : Spain declares war against Great Britain
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/spain-declares-war-against-great-britain


Automotive
1947 : Mille Miglia race is reborn after World War II
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mille-miglia-race-is-reborn-after-world-war-ii


Civil War
1864 : Grant extends the Petersburg line
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/grant-extends-the-petersburg-line


Cold War
1963 : French withdraw navy from NATO
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/french-withdraw-navy-from-nato


Crime
1964 : The KKK kills three civil rights activists
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-kkk-kills-three-civil-rights-activists


Disaster
1990 : Earthquake devastates Iran
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/earthquake-devastates-iran


General Interest
1813 : French defeated in Spain
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/french-defeated-in-spain

1916 : Pershing attacked by Mexican troops
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pershing-attacked-by-mexican-troops

1964 : Civil rights workers disappear
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/civil-rights-workers-disappear

1982 : Hinckley not guilty by reason of insanity
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hinckley-not-guilty-by-reason-of-insanity


Hollywood
1920 : Pickford and Fairbanks mobbed by crowds
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pickford-and-fairbanks-mobbed-by-crowds


Literary
1956 : Arthur Miller refuses to name communists
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/arthur-miller-refuses-to-name-communists


Music
1965 : Mr. Tambourine Man is released, and the folk-rock revolution is on
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mr-tambourine-man-is-released-and-the-folk-rock-revolution-is-on


Old West
1892 : Lot Smith, Mormon soldier, is killed by Indians
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lot-smith-mormon-soldier-is-killed-by-indians


Presidential
1810 : Zachary Taylor and Richard Nixon marry their future first ladies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/zachary-taylor-and-richard-nixon-marry-their-future-first-ladies


Sports
1970 : Pele leads Brazil over Italy
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pele-leads-brazil-over-italy


Vietnam War
1966 : Rolling Thunder raids continue
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/rolling-thunder-raids-continue

1969 : Communists storm U.S. base near Tay Ninh
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/communists-storm-us-base-near-tay-ninh


World War I
1916 : U.S. soldiers attacked by Mexican government troops
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-soldiers-attacked-by-mexican-government-troops


World War II
1942 : Allies surrender at Tobruk, Libya
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/allies-surrender-at-tobruk-libya
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