June 21 in History

June 21 in Pop Culture History

June 21st is…
The First Day of Summer
Arizona Day
Daylight Appreciation Day
National Day of the Gong
Go Skateboarding Day
World Lambrusco Day
Peaches ‘N’ Cream Day
National Seashell Day
National Selfie Day
Smoothie Day

1834 – Cyrus Hall McCormick received a patent (#X008277) for his grain-reaping machine.

1877 – The Molly Maguires, ten Irish immigrants convicted of murder, were hanged in Pennsylvania prisons in Schuylkill County and Carbon County.

1893 – The first Ferris Wheel premiered at Chicago’s Columbian Exposition and could hold up to 2000 people on 36 cars and was 264 feet tall.

1913 – The first successful parachute jump from an airplane by a woman was made by Georgia Broadwick, age 18, over Griffith Field, Los Angeles, California.

1940 – The first successful west-to-east navigation of the Northwest Passage begins at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

1947 – Meredith Baxter Birney and Michael Gross, who played the parents on Family Ties, were born on the same day, June 21, 1947.

1948 – Columbia Records introduced the long-playing record album (33 1/3 revolutions per minute) in a public demonstration at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York, New York. The first was released in 1949 – ML 4001, with Nathan Milstein performing the Mendelssohn violin concerto.

#1 Hit June 21, 1952 – July 4, 1952: Al MartinoHere In My Heart

1964 – On Father’s Day, at Shea Stadium, Phillies hurler Jim Bunning became the first modern pitcher to toss a no-hitter in both leagues when he threw a perfect game to beat the Mets 6-0.

#1 Hit June 21, 1975 – July 18, 1975: Captain & TennilleLove Will Keep Us Together

1978 – Evita (East End Musical) Opened on June 21, 1978, and closed on February 18, 1986

1985 – Cocoon and Return To Oz were released in theaters

1990 (Earthquake) Rudbar, Iran

1991 – The Rocketeer and Dying Young debuted in theaters

1996 – The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Eraser were released in theaters

2002 – Lilo and Stitch and Minority Report debuted in theaters

2006 – Pluto’s recently discovered moons were officially named Nix and Hydra.

2013 – Monsters University and World War Z were released in theaters



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