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 This day in History - June 21
400 Historic Events for June 21
1839

John Decatur Barry, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1867

Birth
1839

Johannes P R Tak, Dutch liberal politician

Birth
1839

Joaquim M Machado de Assic, Brazil, writer (Epitaph of a small winner)

Birth
1844

Ernest F Cambier, Belgian colonial pioneer (1st railway Congo)

Birth
1849

Battle at Wagh„usel: Prussian troops beat Baden rebels

Event
1851

Daniel Carter Beard, US, organized 1st boy scout troop

Birth
1858

Louisiana chess prodigy Paul Morphy arrives in Europe

Event
1859

Henry O Tanner, artist

Birth
1862

Johannes Schlaf, writer

Birth
1862

Henry Holden Huss, composer

Birth
1863

Battle at Upperville Virginia, 389 casualities

Event
1865

Albert Herbert Brewer, composer

Birth
1868

Wagner's opera "Meistersinger von Nuernberg," premieres in Munich

Event
1873

Henry M Tomlinson, British writer (Sea and Jungle)

Birth
1874

Anders J ngstr”m, Swedish astronomer/physicist (-unit), dies at 59

Death
1876

Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, Mexican general (took Alamo), dies at 79

Death
1876

Willem H Keesom, physicist (helium vast)

Birth
1879

F W Woolworth opens 1st store (failed almost immediately)

Event
1879

Umberto Brunelleschi, Italian cartoonist/illustrator (Candide)

Birth
1882

Rockwell Kent, artist/painter/illustrator (Canterbury Tales)

Birth
1883

Fjodor W Gladkow, Russian writer (Cement)

Birth
1884

Alexander, prince/last male descendent of Johan W Friso, dies

Death
1884

Claude "Auk" Auchinleck, British fieldmarshal North-Africa

Birth
1887

Britain celebrates golden jubilee of Queen Victoria

Event
1887

Adolf Schimon, composer, dies at 67

Death