Historic Anniversaries this Week

Historical Anniversaries this Week

June 15

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 16

June 17

Births (450 years ago today): 1571Thomas Mun, English writer on economics (d. 1641)

Births (200 years ago today): 1821E. G. Squier, American archaeologist and journalist (d. 1888)

Births (150 years ago today): 1871James Weldon Johnson, American author, journalist, and activist (d. 1938)

Births (50 years ago today): 1971Paulina Rubio, Mexican pop singer

Deaths (250 years ago today): 1771Daskalogiannis, Greek rebel leader (b. 1722)

Deaths (200 years ago today): 1821Martín Miguel de Güemes, Argentinian general and politician (b. 1785)

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

June 18

Births (500 years ago today): 1521Maria of Portugal, Duchess of Viseu (d. 1577)

Births (50 years ago today): 1971Kerry Butler, American actress and singer

Deaths (50 years ago today): 1971Thomas Gomez, American actor (b. 1905)

June 19

Events (200 years ago today): 1821 – Decisive defeat of the Filiki Eteria by the Ottomans at Dr?g??ani (in Wallachia).

Events (100 years ago today): 1921 – The village of Knockcroghery, Ireland, was burned by British forces.[3]

Births (250 years ago today): 1771Joseph Diaz Gergonne, French mathematician and philosopher (d. 1859)

Births (150 years ago today): 1871Alajos Szokolyi, Hungarian hurdler, jumper, and physician (d. 1932)

Births (100 years ago today): 1921Louis Jourdan, French-American actor and singer (d. 2015)

Births (50 years ago today): 1971José Emilio Amavisca, Spanish footballer

Deaths (100 years ago today): 1921Ramón López Velarde, Mexican poet and author (b. 1888)

June 20

Events (100 years ago today): 1921 – Workers of Buckingham and Carnatic Mills in the city of Chennai, India, begin a four-month strike.

Births (250 years ago today): 1771Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk, Scottish philanthropist and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Kirkcudbright (d. 1820)

Births (100 years ago today): 1921Byron Farwell, American historian and author (d. 1999)

Births (50 years ago today): 1971Rodney Rogers, American basketball player and coach

World Refugee Day

June 21

Events (400 years ago today): 1621Execution of 27 Czech noblemen on the Old Town Square in Prague as a consequence of the Battle of White Mountain.

Births (500 years ago today): 1521John II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Haderslev (d. 1580)

Births (100 years ago today): 1921Judy Holliday, American actress and singer (d. 1965)

Births (50 years ago today): 1971Tyronne Drakeford, American football player

Deaths (850 years ago today): 1171Walter de Luci, French-English monk (b. 1103)

Deaths (600 years ago today): 1421Jean Le Maingre, French general (b. 1366)

Deaths (400 years ago today): 1621Louis III, Cardinal of Guise (b. 1575)


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