Wednesday, June 21, 2017
History for June 21 - On-This-Day.com:
Martha Washington 1731, Al Hirshfield 1903, Jean-Paul Sartre 1905
Jane Russell 1921, O.C. Smith 1932, Francoise Sagan 1935
1788 - The U.S. Constitution went into effect when New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify it.
1834 - Cyrus McCormick patented the first practical mechanical reaper for farming. His invention allowed farmers to more than double their crop size.
1859 - Andrew Lanergan received the first rocket patent.
1893 - The Ferris Wheel was introduced at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, IL.
1940 - Richard M. Nixon and Thelma Catherine ‘Pat’ Ryan were married.
1963 - France announced that they were withdrawing from the North Atlantic NATO fleet.
1985 - Scientists announced that skeletal remains exhumed in Brazil were those of Nazi war criminal Josef Mengele.
1989 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that burning the American flag as a form of political protest was protected by the First Amendment.