June 21 in History

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  1. 5stringJeff
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    524 - Battle of Vezerone:Burgundy triumphs over the French.
    1749 - Halifax Nova Scotia founded.
    1788 - New Hampshire ratifies the Constitution and is thus admitted as the 9th state in the United States.
    1859 - Franco-Austrian War: Battle of Solférino is fought. Witnessed by Henri Dunant, the results were the Geneva Conventions and the Red Cross.
    1898 - Guam becomes a U.S. Territory.
    1940 - World War II: France surrenders to Germany.
    1942 - 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 the Japanese against USA mainland.
    1945 - World War II: Battle of Okinawa ends.
    1982 - John Hinckley is found not guilty by reason of insanity for the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan.
    1989 - The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Texas v. Johnson that flag burning is protected speech under the United States Constitution.
     
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    Man, you should have done June 19...then you could have included this one....

    Hey, they only keep it secret for 2 1/2 years... :eek2:
     

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