Today In History
Today In History
June, 21st 2018
1633: Galileo Galilei is forced by Inquisition to "abjure - curse - & detest" his Copernican heliocentric views
1788: US Constitution went into effect as NH is 9th state to ratify it
1805: Great Stoneface Mt found in NH
1834: Cyrus Hall McCormick patents reaping machine
1879: F W Woolworth opens 1st store (failed almost immediately)
1887: Britain celebrates golden jubilee of Queen Victoria
1894: workers in Pittsburgh strike Pullman sleeping car company
1916: Red Sox George Foster no hits Yanks
1917: Hawaiian Red Cross founded
1930: Ruth hits 3 HRs as Yanks blow 6-0 lead in 7th & lose 15-7
1938: Baseball's Pinky Higgins gets 12th straight hit
1939: Doctors reveal Lou Gehrig has amyotrophic laterial sclerosis
1943: Federal troops put down racial riot in Detroit 30 dead
1945: Japanese forces on Okinawa surrender to US during WW II
1948: Dr Peter Goldmark of CBS demonstrated 'long playing record'
1948: 1st stored computer program run - on the Manchester Mark I
1963: Pope Paul VI (Giovanni Battista Montini) succeeds John XXIII
1964: 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
1975: Soyuz 19 returns to Earth
1977: Former White House chief of staff HR Haldeman enters prison
1982: Wash DC jury finds John Hinckley Jr innocent by insanity
1985: American Brazilian & West German forensic pathologists announce skeletal remains exhumed in Brazil were Nazi Dr Josef Mengele
1986: Pres Reagan gives speech defending his judicial appointments
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