June 21 History

June is the sixth month of the year in our modern-day Gregorian calendar. In older versions of the ancient Roman calendar, June was the fourth month of the year. It became the sixth month when January and February were added to the calendar. It is the month that has the most amount of daylight hours of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and shortest amount of daylight hours in the Southern hemisphere.

According to Gregory calendar, the day number 365 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 366. June 21 has its own special significance in India and world history.

There are 30 days in June and it does not start or end on the same day of the week as any other month.

Another belief is that the month’s name comes from the Latin work iuniores which means “younger ones”.

Here you will find some important events that happened today in Indian and world History on June 21. Read on to know more about this day.

List of Important Historical events of 21 June:

  • 1749: Peter Stein is installed as pension adviser to the Netherlands.
  • 1756: British army led by John Z. Hallwell surrendered to Nabav Siraj-ud-Daula of Bengal. The same night, 123 British prisoners died in a brutal incident.
  • 1768: John Archer became the first American to pursue a Bachelor of Medicine degree.
  • 1796: British explorer Mungo Park becomes the first European to reach the Niger River.
  • 1834: Patented American inventor and businessman Cyrus Hall McCormick harvesting machine.
  • 1841: Fordham University was founded by The Bronx by the Society of Jesus, hence the name St.John’s College.
  • 1849: Battle over Vaghausel: Prussian troops defeated Baden rebels.
  • 1862: Gyanendra Mohan Tagore became the first Indian to receive a law degree from Lincoln’s Inn.
  • 1911: The ship RMS Olympics completed its first transatlantic voyage to New York after a voyage of 5 days, 16 hours and 42 minutes.
  • 1948: C.Rajagopalachari became the last Governor General of India.
  • 1953: Benazir Bhutto, the only Prime Minister to be elected twice consecutively in the history of Pakistan, is born. She was also the first Prime Minister of any Islamic country.
  • 1957: Ellen Fairclough was sworn in as Canada’s first female cabinet minister.
  • 1957: John Diefenbaker becomes the 13th Prime Minister of Canada.
  • 1963: Cardinal Giovanni Battista Montini was elected Pope Paul VI.
  • 1975: The West Indies team went on to win the first Cricket World Cup.
  • 1977: Mustafa Bullent Svit formed government in Turkey.
  • 1981: South African Police arrested eight leaders of the South African Youth Revolutionary Council.
  • 1991: P.V.Narasimha Rao became the ninth Prime Minister of India.
  • 2009: India’s badminton star player Saina Nehwal became the first Indian woman to win the title of Super Series Badminton Tournament.
  • 2012: 90 refugees killed by boat sinking to Australia.
  • 2013: A large number of people died in a bomb blast at a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan.

The Most Important Historical events of June Month

Also See: Today in Indian and World History – What Happened Today In History


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