1700s / 18th century history on the 21st of June
1749 : HALiFAX in Nova Scotia was founded and named after the 2nd Earl of Halifax. Halifax is part of the traditional ancestral lands of the l’nu peoples, known as Mi’kma’ki, which have resided in Nova Scotia, plus New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island prior to the Europeans landing in North America in the 1400s to the 1500s, setting up their fisheries. Halifax had a population of 403,131 people in 2016. Official websites : Halifax.ca | DiscoverHalifaxNS.com
1900s / 20th century history on the 21st of June
1905 : Jean-Paul Sartre the French philosopher was born in Paris, France (died in 1980 aged 74).
1950 : John Paul Young (OAM) the Scottish-Australian singer-songwriter was born in Bridgeton, Scotland. Official website : JohnPaulYoung.com.au
1951 : Nils Lofgren the American singer-songwriter and guitarist was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Official website : NilsLofgren.com
1970 : Largest corporate bankruptcy in the United States, when Penn Central declared Section 77 bankruptcy. Penn Central’s net income for 1970 was deficit of $325.8 million, which would be $2.17 billion in today’s value. Penn Central Railroad Historical Society website : PCRRHS.org
1976 : Shelley Craft the Australian television host was born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
1978 : Evita the original production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical opened in London, at the Prince Edward Theatre. Evita was based on the life of Eva Perón.
1982 : John Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity for his attempt to assassinate U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
2000s / 21st century history on the 21st of June
2004 : SpaceShipOne became the first crewed private spaceplane to complete a spaceflight.
2006 : Pluto‘s newly discovered moons were officially named Nix and Hydra.
2009 : GREENLAND assumed self-rule, after being governed by Denmark from 1814 to 1953, and then after Greenland was a colony, but still not independent. In 1946 the United States made an offer to buy Greenland for $100 million from Denmark, but the offer was refused. Official Greenland websites : naalakkersuisut.gl | visitGreenland.com
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