è successo un 21 Giugno

1942 : Allies surrendered in Tobruk

On June 21, 1942, Erwin Rommel and his Afrika Korps took control of the Libyan port of Tobruk held by the Allies who had themselves taken it from the Italians.
30,000 soldiers were taken prisoners and Rommel won his marshal's baton.

1943 : Jean Moulin arrested in Caluire

On June 21, 1943, the head of the French Resistance, Jean Moulin, was arrested in Caluire, near Lyon, in the house of Dr. Dugoujon. Tortured by the Gestapo chief of Lyon, Klaus Barbie, Jean Moulin died during his transfer to Berlin without having spoken.

1964 : The Ku Klux Klan killed three civil rights activists with the help of a sheriff

On June 21, 1964, civil rights activists Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney were killed by the Ku Klux Klan in Mississippi. The three men fully committed themselves for registration on the electoral lists and support for the vote of the Blacks in the region. Cecil Price, deputy sheriff and member of the KKK, had them arrested in a futile pretext until the Klan was ready to organize the murders. As the State of Mississippi refused to prosecute the killers, the FBI had to do it.

1990 : Earthquake in Iran

On June 21, 1990, at night, an earthquake of moment magnitude 7.7 struck northwestern Iran. 50,000 people were killed and the affected area was immense. The next day, a replica burst a dam, further increasing the number of homeless.

Novità del giorno : 21 Giugno

National Day in Greenland
June 21 is National Day of Greenland, which became a self-ruling country from Denmark in 2008.
World Music Day
June 21 is the World Music Day in over 100 countries worldwide.
It corresponds to the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere.
Organised for the first time in France in 1982, this festival allows any musician, amateur or professional to play in public places.
Today, because of some complaints of nuisance, musical performances may be limited to certain areas.

Citazione del giorno : 21 Giugno

Jean Moulin
I did not know it was so simple to do one's duty when one is in danger.

Compleanni : 21 Giugno

Siméon Denis Poisson, Matematico e fisico francese (1781)
Robert Napier, Ingegnere scozzese (1791)
Max Wolf, Astronomo tedesco (1863)
Jean-Paul Sartre, Filosofo francese (1905)
Judy Holliday, Attrice americana (1921)
Jane Russell, Attrice americana (1921)
Jean Laplanche, Psicoanalista francese (1924)
Françoise Sagan, Scrittrice francese (1935)
Philippe Sarde, Compositore francese (1945)
Meredith Baxter, Attrice americana (1947)
Michael Gross, Attore americano (1947)
Ian McEwan, Scrittore inglese (1948)
Gérard Lanvin, Attore francese (1950)
Benazir Bhutto, Politica pakistana (1953)
Jean-Pierre Mader, Cantante francese (1955)
Michel Platini, Calciatore francese, presidente della UEFA (1955)
Manu Chao, Musicista francese (1961)
Larry Wachowski, Regista americano (1965)
Gabriella Paruzzi, Fondista italiana (1969)
Juliette Lewis, Attrice americana (1973)
Mike Einziger, Musicista americano (1976)
Erica Durance, Attrice canadese (1978)
Kostas Katsouranis, Calciatore greco (1979)
Chris Pratt, Attore americano (1979)
Prince William, Duca di Cambridge (1982)
Kris Allen, Musicista americano (1985)
Amel Bent, Cantante francese (1985)

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Niccolò Machiavelli, Filosofo e umanista italiano (1527)
Antonio López de Santa Anna, 8o Presidente del Messico (1876)
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Compositore russo (1908)
Bertha von Suttner, Scrittrice pacifista austriaca, Nobel per la Pace (1914)
Matthias Zurbriggen, Alpinista svizzero (1917)
Claude Farrère, Scrittore francese (1957)
Sukarno, Primo presidente dell'Indonesia (1970)
Jacques Lanzmann, Scrittore e sceneggiatore francese (2006)
Vue mer : crédit photo Aseed