Today in History - June 21

524 - Battle of Vezeronce - King of the Burgundians, defeats the Franks

1128 - Battle of Akspoele - earl Willem of Normandy beats Diederik

1547 - Great fire in Moscow, 3,000 killed

1672 - French troops under King Louis XIV occupy Utrecht

1749 - Halifax, Nova Scotia, is founded

1805 - Great Stone Face found in New Hampshire

1813 - Peninsular War - Battle of Vitoria

1834 - American inventor Cyrus McCormick patents the reaping machine



1849 - Battle at Waghausel - Prussian troops beat Baden rebels

1887 - Britain celebrates golden jubilee of Queen Victoria

1893 - 1st Ferris wheel premieres

1917 - Hawaiian Red Cross forms

1948 - 1st stored computer program run, on Manchester Mark I

1989 - Supreme Court rules ok to burn US flag as a political expression

1994 - Steffi Graf becomes 1st defending tennis champ to lose in 1st round of a major tournament, Wimbledon

2006 - Pluto's newly discovered moons are officially named Nix & Hydra


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