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Daily Calendar for Monday, June 21, 2010 | Almanac.com

Daily Calendar for Monday, June 21, 2010

Died

  • King Edward III of England –
  • Carroll O'Connor (actor) –
  • Kermit Love (costume designer) –
  • Charles Krauthammer (Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist) –

Born

  • Charles Bowers Momsen (American vice admiral, inventor) –
  • Jean-Paul Sartre (writer & philosopher) –
  • Jane Russell (actress) –
  • Judy Holliday (actress) –
  • Maureen Stapleton (actress) –
  • Doug Savant (actor) –
  • Prince William of Wales (oldest son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana) –

Events

  • John Archer became first to receive Bachelor of Medicine degree in U.S.–
  • New Hampshire ratified the Constitution and was admitted as the 9th state–
  • Cyrus H. McCormick was awarded a U.S. patent for a reaper–
  • The ferris wheel debuted at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago–
  • France surrendered to Germany (WW II)–
  • Richard M. Nixon married Thelma Catherine Pat” Ryan”–
  • Sesquicentennial U.S. postage stamp The Old Man of the Mountains” debuted”–
  • First 999 emergency phone service in North America began, in Winnipeg, Manitoba–
  • The original Walt Disney movie The Parent Trap debuted–
  • Jim Bunning of the Philadelphia Phillies pitched a perfect baseball game–
  • The first amendment to Canada’s Constitution Act of 1982, which guaranteed the constitutional rights of Indians and Inuits, took effect–
  • SpaceShipOne left the Earth behind and made its indelible entry in the history books as the first private spacecraft to carry humans into space–
  • A 25-foot-tall, 17.5-ton treat of frozen Snapple juice melted, flooding Union Square in downtown Manhattan with kiwi-strawberry-flavored fluid–
  • Tallest structure built with LEGOS (114 feet 11 inches) set Guinness World Record, Milan, Italy–

Weather

  • The Apalachicola-Tallahassee area of Florida was hit by an early-season hurricane–
  • Fifteen inches of snow was reported at the summit of Mount Evans in Colorado–
  • Typhoon Fengshen, with winds of up to 121 miles per hour, struck the central and northern Philippines–
  • Washington, D.C., had a record high temperature of 99 degrees Fahrenheit–
  • Boston, Massachusetts, had a record high temperature of 96 degrees Fahrenheit–

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