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Birthdates which occurred on your SELECTED date of June 21:

1732 Martha Washington 1st, 1st lady
1774 Daniel D Tompkins (D-R), 6th US vice-president (1817-25)
1851 Daniel Carter Beard US, organized 1st boy scout troop
1882 Rockwell Kent artist/painter/illustrator (Canterbury Tales)
1891 Hermann Scherchen Berlin Germany, conductor (Nature of Music)
1892 Hilding Rosenberg Bosjökloster Sweden, composer (Babels Torn)
1892 Reinhold Niebuhr US, theologian (Nature & Destiny of Man)
19-- Kip Winger rocker (Winger-17)
19-- Leigh McCloskey LA Calif, actor (Mitch-Dallas, Brian-Executive Suite)
1903 Al Hirschfeld cartoonist (1975 Tony Award)
1903 Dorothy Stickney actress (And So They Were Married)
1905 Jean-Paul Sartre France, philosopher/writer (Nobel 1964; declined)
1912 Mary McCarthy US, novelist (Group)
1921 Frank Scott Fargo ND, pianist (Lawrence Welk Show)
1921 Jane Russell Bemidji, MN, actress full-figured gal (The Outlaw)
1921 Jean Kent London England, actress (Adv of Sir Francis Drake)
1922 Judy Holliday NYC, comedienne/actress (Born Yesterday, Adam's Rib)
1923 John Compton Lynchburg Tn, actor (Shannon-The D.A.'s Man)
1925 Maureen Stapleton Troy NY, actress (Airport, Coccoon, Plaza Suite)
1927 Carl Stokes (Cleve-Mayor)
1928 Judith Raskin NYC, soprano (Susanna-Le Nozze di Figaro)
1930 Mike McCormack NFL offensive tackle (NY Yankees, Cleveland, Phila)
1931 Lawrence K Grossman News president (NBC-TV)
1931 Margaret Heckler US Secretary of Health & Human Services (1983-85)
1932 Lalo (Boris) Schifrin Buenos Aires Argentina, composer
1933 Bernie Kopell NYC, actor (Love Boat, Get Smart, That Girl)
1935 Françoise Sagan France, novelist (Bon Jour Trieste)
1935 Monte Markham Manatee Fla, actor (Second Hundred Years, Dallas)
1938 Ron Ely Hereford Tx, actor (Tarzan, Doc Savage)
1940 Joe Flaherty Pitts Pa, comedian (SCTV, Blue Monday)
1940 Mariette Hartley NYC, actress (Poloroid spokesperson, Marooned)
1942 William Bradford Reynolds Conn, US asst attorney general
1944 Corinna Tsopel Athens Greece, actress (Man Called Horse)
1944 Ray Davies singer/guitarist (The Kinks-Come Dancing)
1947 Meredith Baxter-Birney Ca, actr (Family Ties, Bridget loves Bernie)
1947 Michael Gross Chicago Ill, actor (Family Ties)
1948 Joey Malland rocker (Badfinger-Come & Get It)
1948 Leo Sayers rocker (You Make Me Feel Like Dancing)
1950 Joey Kramer NYC, rock drummer (Aerosmith-Janie Got a Gun)
1953 Benazir Bhutto 1st female leader of a Moslem nation (Pakistan)
1953 Robyn Douglass Sendai Japan, actress (Lonely Guy, Romantic Comedy)
1956 Mikhail Burtsev USSR, sabres (Olympic-gold-1976)
1956 Rick Sutcliffe pitcher (LA Dodgers, Chicago Cubs)
1957 Mark Brzezicki rocker (Big Country-Wonderland)
1959 Tom Chambers NBA forward, center (Seattle SuperSonics, Phoenix Suns)
1962 Marc Copage LA Calif, actor (Corey Baker-Julia)
1964 Kari Kennell Colorado Springs Co, playmate (Feb, 1988)
1966 Nan Woods actress (1 More Saturday Night)
1967 Tim Simenson rocker (Bomb the Bass)
1982 Prince William of Wales Prince Chuck & Lady Di's baby


Deaths which occurred on June 21:

1876 Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna Mexican general (took Alamo), dies at 82
1957 Don McBride actor (Mr Clyde-My Friend Flicka), dies at 68
1973 Frank Leahy football coach (Notre Dame), dies at 64

Reported: MISSING in ACTION

( Expanded with full Bios, history, & MIA report )
 1964    JOHNSON          EDWARD R.         HARRISBURG            PA     11/11/67 RELEASED IN CAMBODIA          DECEASED
1966 BLACK COLE LAKE CITY MN 02/12/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE AND WELL 98
1966 EASTMAN LEONARD C. BERNARDSTON MA 02/12/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE IN 98
1966 SULLIVAN JOHN B. PITTSBURGH PA REMAINS RETURNED 09/90
1967 SPINLER DARRELL J. BROWNS VALLEY MN
1968 WADLEIGH CARL D.
1971 METZLER CHARLES D. DOWNEY CA
1972 CALLAGHAN PETER A. LONG ISLAND NY 03/28/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE IN 98
1972 ROSE GEORGE A. KANSAS CITY MO 03/28/73 RELEASED BY DRV ALIVE AND WELL 98

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On this day...

1498 Jews are expelled from Nurenberg Bavaria by Emperor Maximillian
1607 1st Protestant Episcopal parish in America established, Jamestown
1633 Galileo Galilei is forced by Inquisition to "abjure, curse, &
           detest" his Copernican heliocentric views
1684 MA Bay Colony's charter revoked
1768 1st US bachelor of medicine degree (Dr John Archer)
1788 US Constitution goes into effect as NH is 9th to ratify
1792 Vancouver meets Spanish ships Sutil & Mexicana off Vancouver, BC
1805 Great Stoneface Mt found in NH
1821 African Methodist Episcopal Zion (AMEZ) Church organizes (NYC)
1834 Cyrus Hall McCormick patents reaping machine
1858 Louisiana chess prodigy Paul Morphy arrives in Europe
1869 The opera "Die Meistersinger" is produced (Munich)
1879 F W Woolworth opens 1st store (failed almost immediately)
1887 Britain celebrates golden jubilee of Queen Victoria
1893 1st Ferris wheel premieres (Chicago's Columbian Exposition)
1894 Workers in Pittsburgh strike Pullman sleeping car company
1900 Dodgers score 7 in top of 11th to go ahead of Phillies, 20-13, In
           bottom of 11th Phillies stalls so umpire forfeits game to Dodgers
1903 Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of The Mazarine Stone" takes place (BG)
1904 Boston Herald tells of Red Sox trade "Dougherty as a Yankee," 1st
           known reference to NY club as Yankees (became Yankees in 1913)
1906 M Wolf discovers asteroid #601 Nerthus
1913 Tiny Broadwick becomes 1st woman to parachute from an airplane
1916 Boston Rube Forster no-hits NY Yankees, 2-0
1917 Hawaiian Red Cross founded
1919 Germans scuttle their own fleet
1923 Marcus Garvey sentenced to 5 years for using the mail to defraud
1930 Ruth hits 3 HRs as Yanks blow 6-0 lead in 7th & lose 15-7
1933 1st Great Lakes-to-Gulf of Mexico barge trip completed, New Orleans
1938 Baseball's Pinky Higgins gets 12th straight hit
1939 Doctors reveal Lou Gehrig has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
1942 129° F (54° C), Tirat Zevi, Israel (Asian record)
1942 Rommel takes Tobruk in North Africa
1943 Federal troops put down racial riot in Detroit 30 dead
1945 Japanese forces on Okinawa surrender to US during WW II
1946 10 die in fire at Baker Hotel, Dallas Texas
1948 1st stored computer program run, on Manchester Mark I
1948 Dr Peter Goldmark of CBS demonstrates "long playing record"
           Columbia commits to 33 1/3 rpm records, plans to phase out 78's
1949 H L Giclas discovers asteroid #1886 Lowell
1962 USAF Maj Robert M White takes X-15 to 75,190 m
1963 Pope Paul VI (Giovanni Battista Montini) succeeds John XXIII
1964 Phillies Jim Bunning pitches perfect game (Mets) on Fathers day, in
           2nd game of DH, Mets get 3 hits, 3 being fewest hits in NL DH
           3 civil rights workers-Michael H Schwerner Andrew Goodman &
           James E Chaney-disappeared after release from a Mississippi jail
1967 Yanks take 5-3 lead in 11th & lose 6-5, in 2nd game Red Sox lead
           3-2 in 9th & Yanks beat them 6-3
1968 Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren resigns
1969 1st reported hearing of pirate radio WGHP (With God's Help Peace)
1969 Zager & Evans release "In the Year 2525"
1970 Brazil wins last Jules Rimet Trophy, soccer championship
1971 50,000 attend Celebration of Life, rock concert, McCrea Louisana
1975 Soyuz 19 returns to Earth
1977 Former White House chief of staff HR Haldeman enters prison
1977 Menachem Begin (Likud), becomes Israel's 6th PM
1981 12-bottle case of 1979 Napamedoc Cabernet wine auctioned for $24,000
1982 Paul McCartney releases "Take it Away"
1982 Wash DC jury finds John Hinckley Jr innocent by insanity
1985 American, Brazilian & West German forensic pathologists confirm
           skeletal remains exhumed in Brazil were Nazi Dr Josef Mengele
1986 Heike Drechsler of East Germany long jumps 7.45 m (women's record)
1986 Pres Reagan gives speech defending his judicial appointments
1987 Discovery rolls over from OPF to Vandenberg AFB
1987 Mike Tyson sexually harasses a parking lot attendent
1988 Los Angeles beats Detroit, for the NBA championship
1989 Carlton Fisk becomes AL catcher HR hitter, 307th at Yankee stadium
1989 Melanie Griffith & Don Johnson remarry
1989 Supreme Court rules ok to burn US flag as a political expression
1990 25,000 die in Iranian Earthquake
1990 Little Richard gets a star on Hollywood's walk of fame
1990 NYC's Zodiac killer shoots 4th victim, Larry Parham
1990 US House of Reps vote 254-177 to stop US flag burning, doesn't pass
           At Yankee Stadium rally, Nelson Mandela dons a NY Yankee baseball
           cap & proclaims "I am a Yankee!"
1991 Eleanor Mondale marries Greg "Thunder" Malban (Minn DJ)
1991 Islanders Denis Potvan & Michael Bossy inducted into NHL Hall of Fame





Holidays

Note: Some Holidays are only applicable on a given "day of the week"

Hong Kong, Taiwan : Dragon Boat Festival
New Hampshire : Ratification Day (1788)
US : Father's Day (Remind the guy how much you care) - - - - - ( Sunday )
Newfoundland : Discovery Day (1497-John Cabot) - - - - - ( Monday )

Religious Observances

Christian-Colombia : Sacred Heart Day [moveable feast]
RC : Memorial of St Aloysius Gonzaga, religious, patron of youth
Luth : Commem of Onesimos Nesib, translator/evangelist

Religious History

1639 Birth of Increase Mather, early American theologian. He published nearly 100 books, and is credited with helping end executions for witchcraft in colonial America.
1821 Birth of Henry W. Baker, compiler of 'Hymns Ancient and Modern' ─ the unofficial Anglican church hymnal. He also authored the hymn based on Psalm 23: 'The King of Love My Shepherd Is.'
1821 The African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Zion Church was formally constituted in New York City. Nineteen clergymen were present, representing six African-American churches from New York City; Philadelphia; New Haven, CT and Newark, NJ.
1963 In Rome, Italian Cardinal Giovanni Battista Montini was elected Pope Paul VI, the 261st pontiff of the Catholic Church.
1968 Swiss Reformed theologian Karl Barth wrote in a letter: 'Faith in God's revelation has nothing to do with an ideology which glorifies the status quo.'

Source: William D. Blake. ALMANAC OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1987.
Additional information supplied by the author. Contact via E-mail: William D. Blake. (pilgrimwb@aol.com)

Thought for the day :

" No one really knows enough to be a pessimist. "

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