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  • California, U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 21, 1927

    Anna May Wong

    Old San Francisco

    California, U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 21, 1927

    Wong continued to be assigned supporting roles. Hollywood's Asian female characters tended toward two stereotypical poles: the naïve and self-sacrificing "Butterfly" and the sly and deceitful "Dragon Lady". In Old San Francisco (1927), directed by Alan Crosland for Warner Brothers, Wong played a "Dragon Lady", a gangster's daughter.




  • Manchester, England
    Monday Jun 21, 1948

    Computer

    The world's First Stored-Program Computer

    Manchester, England
    Monday Jun 21, 1948

    The Manchester Baby was the world's first stored-program computer. It was built at the Victoria University of Manchester by Frederic C. Williams, Tom Kilburn and Geoff Tootill, and ran its first program on 21 June 1948. It was designed as a testbed for the Williams tube, the first random-access digital storage device. Although the computer was considered "small and primitive" by the standards of its time, it was the first working machine to contain all of the elements essential to a modern electronic computer.




  • North Korea
    Wednesday Jun 21, 1950

    Korean War

    Kim Il-Sung revised his war plan

    North Korea
    Wednesday Jun 21, 1950

    On 21 June, Kim Il-Sung revised his war plan to involve a general attack across the 38th Parallel, rather than a limited operation in the Ongjin Peninsula. Kim was concerned that South Korean agents had learned about the plans and that South Korean forces were strengthening their defenses. Stalin agreed to this change of plan.




  • Algeria
    Thursday Jun 21, 1956

    Algerian War

    Immediate reprisals

    Algeria
    Thursday Jun 21, 1956

    Abane Ramdane ordered immediate reprisals against the French and Yacef Saâdi, who had assumed command in Algiers following Bitat's arrest was ordered to "shoot down any European, from 18 to 54. No women, no children, no elder." A series of random attacks in the city followed with 49 civilians shot by the FLN between 21 and 24 June.




  • Alcatraz, San Francisco, USA
    Thursday Jun 21, 1962

    June 1962 Alcatraz escape attempt: Escape from Alcatraz

    Investigations

    Alcatraz, San Francisco, USA
    Thursday Jun 21, 1962

    On the same day and in the same general location, workers on another boat found a wallet wrapped in plastic complete with names, and addresses, and photos of the Anglins' friends and relatives. On June 21, shreds of raincoat material, believed to be remnants of the raft, were found on a beach not far from the Golden Gate Bridge. The following day, a prison boat picked up a deflated life jacket made from the same material 50 yards (46 m) off of Alcatraz Island. No other physical evidence of the men's fate was ever found. According to the final FBI report, the escapee's raft was never recovered.




  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Monday Jun 21, 1982

    Princess Diana

    First Baby

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Monday Jun 21, 1982

    On 21 June 1982, the Princess gave birth to the couple's first son, Prince William.




  • Bradfield, England, U.K.
    Monday Jun 21, 1982

    Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

    Baptized

    Bradfield, England, U.K.
    Monday Jun 21, 1982

    On 20 June 1982, Catherine Middleton, then called kate, was baptized at St Andrew's parish church in Bradfield.


  • Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Sunday Jun 21, 1992

    Bosnian War

    Bosniak forces entered the Bosnian Serb village of Ratkovići

    Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Sunday Jun 21, 1992

    On 21 June 1992, Bosniak forces entered the Bosnian Serb village of Ratkovići near Srebrenica and murdered 24 Serb civilians.


  • Massachusetts, U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 21, 1994

    Diego Maradona

    Maradona's last international goal for Argentina

    Massachusetts, U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 21, 1994

    At the 1994 World Cup in the United States, Maradona played in only two games (both at the Foxboro Stadium near Boston), scoring one goal against Greece, before being sent home after failing a drug test for ephedrine doping. After scoring against Greece, Maradona had one of the most infamous World Cup goal celebrations as he ran towards one of the sideline cameras shouting with a distorted face and bulging eyes. This turned out to be Maradona's last international goal for Argentina.


  • Miami, Florida, U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 21, 2011

    LeBron James

    Won the 11-12 Playoffs

    Miami, Florida, U.S.
    Tuesday Jun 21, 2011

    Won the 11-12 Playoffs with Heats


  • U.S.
    Sunday Jun 21, 2015

    Dwayne Johnson

    Ballers

    U.S.
    Sunday Jun 21, 2015

    Johnson starred in the HBO series Ballers starting in 2015. The show ran for five seasons and was ranked as HBO's most watched comedy in six years.


  • Europe
    Tuesday Jun 21, 2016

    Visa Inc.

    The acquisition of Visa Europe was completed

    Europe
    Tuesday Jun 21, 2016

    The acquisition of Visa Europe was completed on June 21, 2016.


  • Sweden
    Tuesday Jun 21, 2016

    Zlatan Ibrahimović

    Ibrahimović announced His International Retirement

    Sweden
    Tuesday Jun 21, 2016

    On 21 June 2016, Ibrahimović announced that he would retire from international football immediately after Sweden's last match at Euro 2016.


  • Central California Women's Facility, Chowchilla, California, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 21, 2018

    Murder of Gabriel Fernandez

    Pearl was admitted to the facility

    Central California Women's Facility, Chowchilla, California, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 21, 2018

    Currently, Pearl Fernandez is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for first degree murder with special circumstances of torture at Central California Women's Facility. Pearl was admitted to the facility on June 21, 2018.


  • Wellington, New Zealand
    Thursday Jun 21, 2018

    Jacinda Ardern

    Maternity leave

    Wellington, New Zealand
    Thursday Jun 21, 2018

    On 19 January 2018, Ardern announced that she was pregnant, and that Winston Peters would take the role of acting prime minister for six weeks after the birth. Following the birth of a daughter, she took her maternity leave from 21 June to 2 August 2018.


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