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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

1947 : Mille Miglia race is reborn after World War II

Civil War
1864 : Grant extends the Petersburg line

Cold War
1963 : French withdraw navy from NATO

1964 : The KKK kills three civil rights activists

1990 : Earthquake devastates Iran

General Interest
1813 : French defeated in Spain

1916 : Pershing attacked by Mexican troops

1964 : Civil rights workers disappear

1982 : Hinckley not guilty by reason of insanity

1920 : Pickford and Fairbanks mobbed by crowds

1956 : Arthur Miller refuses to name communists

1965 : Mr. Tambourine Man is released, and the folk-rock revolution is on

Old West
1892 : Lot Smith, Mormon soldier, is killed by Indians

1810 : Zachary Taylor and Richard Nixon marry their future first ladies

1970 : Pele leads Brazil over Italy

Vietnam War
1966 : Rolling Thunder raids continue

1969 : Communists storm U.S. base near Tay Ninh

World War I
1916 : U.S. soldiers attacked by Mexican government troops

World War II
1942 : Allies surrender at Tobruk, Libya
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