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Fifa Confederations Cup Germany 2 – 2 Argentine Junho 21, 2005

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Alemanha e Argentina, já apuradas, empatam 2 – 2

Acabamos de assistir a um jogo muito interessante em que ambas as equipas já apuradas desenvolveram um futebol desinibido com os alemães a ganharem vantagem de ambas as vezes, mas com os argentinos a recuperarem.

Começaram melhor os alemães com algum domínio inicial mas a Argentina equilibrou. Aos 29′ Kuranyi inaugurou o marcador mas logo a seguir aos 33′ na marcação de um livre directo Riquelme fez o empate num remate excelente, mas aproveitando a má formação da barreira.

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Cambiasso marcou o golo do empate final

Na segunda parte logo de início os locais voltaram à vantagem numa excelente jogada colectiva de ataque com uma tabelinha a desmarcar Asamoah que finalizou cruzado fazendo o 2-1. A partir daqui assistiu-se a uma reacção com domínio da equipa sul-americana que justificou o empate numa jogada de insitencia de ataque finalizada com um excelente remate de pé esquerdo, de fora da área, de Cambiasso.

A Argentina não desacelerou e terminou o jogo demonstrando superioridade (evidente em termos estatísticos de tempo de posse de bola e de pontapés de canto obtidos) mas o resultado não se modificou.
A Alemanha obteve o primeiro lugar do grupo e deve defrontar nas meias finais o Brasil (ou o Japão, o que seria surpreendente), enquanto a Argentina defrontará o México.

Refira-se que no ranking Fifa o Brasil é o 1º, a Argentina é 3ª, o México 6ª. e a Alemanha é apenas 21ª. Participaram ainda Tunísia (campeã africana) que é 38ª, o Japão (campeão asiático) que é 18º, a Grécia campeã europeia que teve uma frustrante actuação (13ª.) e a Austrália (que hoje foi batida pela Tunísia por 0-2) ocupando o lugar nº. 57 no ranking da FIFA. Por curiosidade, Portugal ocupa a posição 8.
 

On this day in History – Jun 21

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0524 – Battle of Vezerone Burgundy triumphs over the French.
1002 – Pope Leo IX was born (d. 1054). He brought the conflict between Rome and the eastern Church to a head in 1054, ending with the Patriarch of Constantinople being excommunicated and the creation of the Schism.
1305 – King Wenceslaus II of Bohemia and Poland, dies (b. 1271)
1377- King Edward III of England dies.
1527 – Niccolò Machiavelli, dies (b. 1469). Italian historian and political author (The Prince) “When the effect is good… it will always excuse the deed.”
1582 – Oda Nobunaga, dies (b. 1534). Japanese warlord.
1586 – Martín de Azpilicueta, dies. Spanish intelectual.
1596 – Mikhail Feodorovich Romanov was born (d.1645). 1st Romanov Tsar of Russia (1613-45).
1633 – Galileo Galilei was tortured and threatened by Inquisition to “abjure, curse, & detest” his Copernican heliocentric views.
1639 – Increase Mather, was born (d. 1723). New England Puritan minister.
1646 – Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, was born. Polymath
1652 – Inigo Jones, dies (b. 1573). Architect.
1665 – First soldiers of Le Régiment de Carignan-Salières arrive at Quebec to invade Iroquois territories.
1676 – Anthony Collins, was born. Philosopher, friend of John Locke
1734 – In Montreal in New France (today primarily Quebec), a black slave known by the French name of Marie-Joseph Angélique, was tortured then hanged by the French authorities in a public ceremony that involved her disgrace and the amputation of a hand.
1749 – Halifax Nova Scotia founded.
1736 – Enoch Poor, was born (d. 1780). Brigadier General in the Continental Army.
1763 – Pierre Paul Royer-Collard, was born. Philosopher.
1774 – Daniel D. Tompkins, was born. Entrepreneur, jurist, Congressman, Governor of New York, and the sixth Vice President of the United States.
1781 – Siméon Denis Poisson, was born (d. 1840). French matematicien
1788 – New Hampshire ratifies the Constitution and is thus admitted as the 9th state in the United States.
1791 – Theodore Gericault was born. Painter.
1798 – Irish Rebellion of 1798: British Army defeats Irish rebels at Battle of Vinegar Hill
1805 – Charles Jackson, was born. Physician, chemist, pioneer geologist and mineralogist
1811 – Carlo Matteucci, was born. Physicist
1813 – Peninsular War: Battle of Vitoria
1813 – Laura Secord sets out to warn British forces of impending American attack at Queenston Ontario.
1823 – Jean Chacornac, was born (d. 1873). Astronomer.
1824 – Greek War of Independence: Egyptian forces capture Psara in the Aegean Sea.
1824 – Étienne Aignan, dies (b. 1773). Translator, political writer, librettist, playwright, and member of the Académie française.
1834 – Cyrus McCormick’s mechanical reaper was patented.
1839 – Machado de Assis, was born (d. 29 Sep 1908). Brazilian writer / Nascimento, no Rio de Janeiro, de Machado de Assis (Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis), jornalista, contista, cronista, romancista, poeta e teatrólogo, membro fundador e primeiro presidente da gloriosa Academia Brasileira de Letras.
1859 – Franco-Austrian War: Battle of Solférino is fought. Witnessed by Henri Dunant, the results were the Geneva Conventions and the Red Cross.
1862 – Damrong Rajanubhab, was born (d. 1943). Thai prince, administrator and historian.
1863 – Albert Sauveur, was born. Metallurgist (one of the founders of physical metallurgy)
1863 – Max Wolf, was born. Astronomer.
1864 – Heinrich Wölfflin, was born. Art historian.
1864 – Maori Wars: The Tauranga Campaign ends.
1866 – Dimitrios Voulgaris assume (pela 5º vez) o cargo de primeiro-ministro da Grécia
1876 – William H. Keesom, was born. Physicist (pioneer in cryogenics)
1876 – Antonio López de Santa Ana dies. Mexican general (took Alamo) and President.
1877 – The Molly Maguires, ten Irish immigrants who were labour activists, are hanged in the Carbon County, Pennsylvania Prison.
1880 – Arnold Gesell, was born. Psychologist, pediatrician
1883 – Lluís Companys i Jover, was born (d. 1940). President of Catalonia.
1884 – Claude Auchinleck, was born (d. 1981). British Field Marshal.
1885 – Manuel Luís Vieira was born in Madeira Islands, Portugal (d. 23 Aug 1952 in Lisbon). Film director, producer, cinematographerCamões (1946) Maria do Mar (1930) Maria Papoila (1937/I) .
1887 – Norman L. Bowen, was born (d. 1956). Petrologist.
1887 – Queen Victoria‘s golden jubilee
1889 – Ralph Craig, was born (d. 1972). American athlete.
1891 – Pier Luigi Nervi, was born (d. 9 Jan 1979). Italian engineer and architect who gained international recognition for his dramatic designs for large-span structures made possible with the use of reinforced concrete.
1891 – Hermann Scherchen, was born (d. 1966). German conductor.
1892 – Reinhold Niebuhr, was born. Protestant theologian.
1893 – Alois Hába, was born. Composer
1896 – Charles B. Momsen, was born. Inventor
1898 – Donald C. Peattie, was born. Botanist, writer
1898 – Guam becomes U.s Territory.
1903 – Al Hirschfeld, was born (d. 2003). Cartoonist.
1905 – Jean-Paul Sartre, was born (d. 1980). French existential philosopher and playwright, recipient of the Nobel Prize in literature 1964 (but he declined it).
1908 – Nikolai A. Rimsky-Korsakov, dies (b. 1844). Russian composer, orchestrator (Scheherazade, The Tsar’s Bride, The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh).
1911 – Porfirio Diaz, the ex-president of Mexico, exiled himself to Paris.
1911- Ralph Wendell Burhoe, was born. Theologian and scientist, first American to win the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion
1912 – Mary McCarthy, was born (d. 1989). Novelist.
1914 – Ralf Parland, was born. Writer.
1914 – William Vickrey, was born. Economist, awarded the Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel
1914 – Bertha von Suttner, dies (b. 1843). Winner of 1905 Nobel Peace Prize
1915 – The U.S. Supreme Court hands down decision in Guinn v. United States 238 US 347 1915, striking down an Oklahoma law denying the right to vote to some citizens.
1916 – Herbert Friedman, was born. Astronomer
1916 – Joseph Cyril Bamford, was born. Inventor and industrialist
1919 – Gower Champion, was born (d. 1980). Dancer and choreographer.
1919 – Gérard Pelletier, was born (d. 1997). French journalist, politician and diplomat.
1919 – Vladimir Simagin, was born. Chess International Grandmaster & Master, International Correspondence Chess Master, trainer.
1919 – Royal Canadian Mounted Police fire a volley into a crowd of unemployed war veterans, killing two, during Winnipeg General Strike.
1919 – Admiral Ludvig von Reuter scuttles the German fleet in Scapa Flow, Orkney. The nine sailors killed were the last casualties of the First World War.
1921 – Helmut Heissenbüttel, was born. German avant-garde novelist and poet
1921 – Judy Holliday, was born in New York, New York, USA (d. 7 Jun 1965). Actress.
1921 – Jane Russell, was born. Actress.
1925 – Maureen Stapleton, was born. American actress.
1925 – Nascimento em Gouviães, concelho de Tarouca, de Adácio Pestana (m. 21 Abr 2004). Músico (trompista) português.
1927 – South Africa: The Flag DisputeFollowing the introduction of a bill to provide a national flag for the Union of South Africa (in 1925 by DF Malan), Afrikaner nationalists have rebelled against plans to have a Union Jack in the centre.
1927 – Carl Stokes, was born (d. 1996). Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio.
1932 – Heavyweight Max Schmeling lost a title fight by decision to Jack Sharkey; Schmeling’s manager, Joe Jacobs, exclaimed: “We was robbed!”
1934 – Wulf Kristen was born. Writer and recipient of the Heinrich Mann Prize.
1934 – Thorne Smith, dies (b. 1892). American author.
1935 – Françoise Sagan, was born ( 24 Sep 2004). French writer.
1939 – Ruben Berrios, was born. Puerto Rican politician and current president of the Puerto Rican Independence Party (PIP). Lawyer.
1939 – The New York Yankees announce Lou Gehrig‘s retirement.
1940 – World War II: France surrenders to Germany.
1940 – First successful west to east navigation of Northwest Passage begins at Vancouver British Columbia.
1942 – World War II: Tobruk falls to German forces. Considered by Winston Churchill as “one of the heaviest blows I can recall during the war”, Rommel’s Panzerarmee Afrika captures Tobruk. Allied forces are overrun and 25,000 are captured.
1942 – World War II: A Japanese submarine surfaces near the Columbia River in Oregon, firing 17 shells at nearby Fort Stevens in one of only a handful of attacks by the Japanese against USA mainland.
1942 – Henry Taylor, was born. Pulitzer-Prize winning poet.
1942 – Morreu o escultor português Teixeira Lopes
1943 – Salomé, was born in Barcelona. Spanish singer and 1969 Eurovision Song Contest winner
1944 – Ray Davies of The Kinks was born.
1944 – Nascimento em Budapeste, Hungria de André José Adler, actor e director do cinema brasileiro.
1945 – Nascimento, em Manaus, de Carlos Frederico Rodrigues , director do cinema brasileiro.
1945 – World War II: Battle of Okinawa ends. Japanese forces on Okinawa surrendered to the Americans. The embattled destroyer USS Laffey survived horrific damage from attacks by 22 Japanese aircraft off Okinawa. American soldiers on Okinawa found the body of the Japanese commander, Lt. Gen. Mitsuru Ushijima, who had committed suicide.
1946 – Brenda Holloway, was born. Musician.
1947 – Meredith Baxter, was born. Actress.
1947 – A Seaman named Harold Dahl claims to have seen six UFOs near Maury Island. The next morning Dahl reported the first modern MIB encounter.
1948 – Ian McEwan, was born. Writer.
1948 – Lionel Rose, was born. First aboriginal boxer to win a world title (in 1968)
1948 – Andrzej Sapkowski, was born. Polish fantasy writer
1950 – Anne Carson, was born. Poet.
1951 – Nils Lofgren, was born. Musician.
1951 – Charles Dillon Perrine, dies (b. 1867). Astronomer.
1952 – Wilfrid ‘Wop’ May, dies. Aviation pioneer .
1953 – Benazir Bhutto, was born. Prime Minister of Pakistan (twice), first female Muslim head of government.
1954 – Robert Menasse, was born. Austrian writer.
1955 – Tim Bray, was born. Computer programmer.
1955 – Michel Platini, was born. French football player .
1957 – Ellen Louks Fairclough sworn in as Canada‘s first woman Cabinet Minister
1957 – Johannes Stark, dies (b. 15 Abr 1874). German physician, 1919 Nobel Prize for Physics laureate for his discovery in 1913 that an electric field would cause splitting of the lines in the spectrum of light emitted by a luminous substance; the phenomenon is called the Stark effect.
1959 – Marcella Detroit, was born. Singer, Musician & Song-writer (Shakespear’s Sister)
1962 – Viktor Tsoi, was born. Russian musician
1963 – Cardinal Giovanni Battista Montini was chosen to succeed the late Pope John XXIII as head of the Roman Catholic Church. The new pope took the name Paul VI, 263th pope.
1964 – Three civil rights workers, Andrew Goodman, James Chaney and Mickey Schwerner are murdered in Neshoba County, Mississippi by members of the Ku Klux Klan.
1964 – Doug Savant, was born. Actor (Melrose Place, Desperate Housewives) .
1964 – Three civil rights workers—James E. Chaney, 21; Andrew Goodman, 21; and Michael Schwerner, 24—disappeared in Philadelphia, Miss.
1964 – François Duvalier é proclamado presidente vitalício do Haiti.
1965 – Folk rock band The Byrds release their highly influencial debut album Mr. Tambourine Man.
1966 – Rudi Bakhtiar, was born. Journalist.
1969 – Maureen Connolly, dies. Tennis star.
1970 – Sukarno, dies. President of Indonesia
1970 – In Mexico City Brazil beats Italy, 4-1, to win soccer’s World Cup for the 3rd. time
1973 – In handing down the decision in Miller v. California 413 US 15, the Supreme Court of the United States establishes the Miller Test, which now governs obscenity in U.S. law.
1973 – Juliette Lewis, was born. Actress.
1976 – Nigel Lappin, was born. Australian rules footballer
1976 – Margaret Herrick, dies (b. 1902). Librarian and director of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
1980 – Bert Kaempfert, dies. German orchestra leader and songwriter.
1981 – Brandon Flowers, was born. Singer/keyboardist (The Killers (band))
1982 – Prince William of Wales was born (son to Charles, Prince of Wales and his wife Diana)
1982 – John Hinckley is found not guilty by reason of insanity for the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan.
1982 – Fête de la Musique street music festival inaugurated in France by Jack Lang.
1985 – Tage Erlander, dies. Swedish Prime Minister
1987 – Ben Michael Rivlin was born.
1989 – The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Texas v. Johnson that flag burning is protected speech under the United States Constitution.
1989 – Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson remarry
1990 – Ross Munro dies. Journalist, editor, and publisher
1992 – Yoshiko Uchida dies (b. 1921). Japanese-American writer.
1992 – Li Xiannian, dies. Chinese President (1983-88).
1997 – The G-7 Summit became the G-8 with the addition of Russia at its meeting in Denver. Moscow was admitted to the Paris Club of creditors. Summit leaders meeting in Denver wrestled with a list of global challenges.
1997 – The WNBA made its debut.
1997 – Fidel Velázquez Sánchez, dies (b. 1900). Mexican union leader.
1998 – Alan Shepard, dies. American Astronaut
1998 – In Colombia Andres Pastrana, the conservative former mayor of Bogota, won the elections.
1998 – In the Czech Republic the Social Democrats placed first in parliamentary elections.
1999 – NATO finalized an agreement with the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) to demilitarize.
2000 – Section 28 repealed in Scotland with a 99 to 17 vote.
2002 – In Burundi a court has sentenced 11 people to death and 16 others to life imprisonment for taking part in massacres that followed the 1993 assassination of Burundi’s first democratically elected leader.
2000 – Alan Hovhaness, dies (b. 1911). American composer.
2001- Carroll O’Connor, dies. American actor
2001 – John Lee Hooker, blues musician
2002 – Roberto Drummond dies (b 21 December 1933Ferros, Minas Gerais, Brazil
2003 – Deputy Justice Fazel Ahmed Manawi of the Afghan Supreme Court announces that Aftab editor Sayed Madawi and his deputy Ali Payam Sestani will be tried for “libelling Islam”
2003 – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the fifth book in J.K. Rowling‘s hugely
popular Harry Potter series is published.
2003 , Lennox Lewis retained his heavyweight title after a cut stopped Vitali Klitschko after six brawling rounds in Los Angeles.
2003 – Roger Neilson, dies. Canadian hockey coach
2003 – Sergio Endrigo dies (b. 15 June 1933). Italian singer.
2004 – SpaceShipOne becomes the first privately funded spaceplane to achieve spaceflight.
2004 – Leonel Brizola, dies (b. 22 Jan 1922). Former governor of Rio Grande do Sul and Rio de Janeiro states, one of Brazil’s most notable leftist politicians, created and armed the so-called “Groups of 11,” cells designed to resist the military dictatorship.
Summer solstice (Northern hemisphere) Many children and adults look forward to the beginning of the season and to beating its heat. Swimming and ice cream consumption rank high among these rites. The summer solstice, the longest day of the year, is the moment when the perceived pattern of the sun is farthest from the Equator. Winter solstice (Southern hemisphere)
Astrology: First day of sun sign Cancer
National Aboriginal Day in Canada (starting in 1996)
MidsummerNeopagan festival – Litha
National holiday of Greenland
Fête de la Musique in France, Belgium and Switzerland.
 

On this day in History – Jun 21

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0524 – Battle of Vezerone Burgundy triumphs over the French.
1002 – Pope Leo IX was born (d. 1054). He brought the conflict between Rome and the eastern Church to a head in 1054, ending with the Patriarch of Constantinople being excommunicated and the creation of the Schism.
1305 – King Wenceslaus II of Bohemia and Poland, dies (b. 1271)
1377- King Edward III of England dies.
1527 – Niccolò Machiavelli, dies (b. 1469). Italian historian and political author (The Prince) “When the effect is good… it will always excuse the deed.”
1582 – Oda Nobunaga, dies (b. 1534). Japanese warlord.
1586 – Martín de Azpilicueta, dies. Spanish intelectual.
1596 – Mikhail Feodorovich Romanov was born (d.1645). 1st Romanov Tsar of Russia (1613-45).
1633 – Galileo Galilei was tortured and threatened by Inquisition to “abjure, curse, & detest” his Copernican heliocentric views.
1639 – Increase Mather, was born (d. 1723). New England Puritan minister.
1646 – Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, was born. Polymath
1652 – Inigo Jones, dies (b. 1573). Architect.
1665 – First soldiers of Le Régiment de Carignan-Salières arrive at Quebec to invade Iroquois territories.
1676 – Anthony Collins, was born. Philosopher, friend of John Locke
1734 – In Montreal in New France (today primarily Quebec), a black slave known by the French name of Marie-Joseph Angélique, was tortured then hanged by the French authorities in a public ceremony that involved her disgrace and the amputation of a hand.
1749 – Halifax Nova Scotia founded.
1736 – Enoch Poor, was born (d. 1780). Brigadier General in the Continental Army.
1763 – Pierre Paul Royer-Collard, was born. Philosopher.
1774 – Daniel D. Tompkins, was born. Entrepreneur, jurist, Congressman, Governor of New York, and the sixth Vice President of the United States.
1781 – Siméon Denis Poisson, was born (d. 1840). French matematicien
1788 – New Hampshire ratifies the Constitution and is thus admitted as the 9th state in the United States.
1791 – Theodore Gericault was born. Painter.
1798 – Irish Rebellion of 1798: British Army defeats Irish rebels at Battle of Vinegar Hill
1805 – Charles Jackson, was born. Physician, chemist, pioneer geologist and mineralogist
1811 – Carlo Matteucci, was born. Physicist
1813 – Peninsular War: Battle of Vitoria
1813 – Laura Secord sets out to warn British forces of impending American attack at Queenston Ontario.
1823 – Jean Chacornac, was born (d. 1873). Astronomer.
1824 – Greek War of Independence: Egyptian forces capture Psara in the Aegean Sea.
1824 – Étienne Aignan, dies (b. 1773). Translator, political writer, librettist, playwright, and member of the Académie française.
1834 – Cyrus McCormick’s mechanical reaper was patented.
1839 – Machado de Assis, was born (d. 29 Sep 1908). Brazilian writer / Nascimento, no Rio de Janeiro, de Machado de Assis (Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis), jornalista, contista, cronista, romancista, poeta e teatrólogo, membro fundador e primeiro presidente da gloriosa Academia Brasileira de Letras.
1859 – Franco-Austrian War: Battle of Solférino is fought. Witnessed by Henri Dunant, the results were the Geneva Conventions and the Red Cross.
1862 – Damrong Rajanubhab, was born (d. 1943). Thai prince, administrator and historian.
1863 – Albert Sauveur, was born. Metallurgist (one of the founders of physical metallurgy)
1863 – Max Wolf, was born. Astronomer.
1864 – Heinrich Wölfflin, was born. Art historian.
1864 – Maori Wars: The Tauranga Campaign ends.
1866 – Dimitrios Voulgaris assume (pela 5º vez) o cargo de primeiro-ministro da Grécia
1876 – William H. Keesom, was born. Physicist (pioneer in cryogenics)
1876 – Antonio López de Santa Ana dies. Mexican general (took Alamo) and President.
1877 – The Molly Maguires, ten Irish immigrants who were labour activists, are hanged in the Carbon County, Pennsylvania Prison.
1880 – Arnold Gesell, was born. Psychologist, pediatrician
1883 – Lluís Companys i Jover, was born (d. 1940). President of Catalonia.
1884 – Claude Auchinleck, was born (d. 1981). British Field Marshal.
1885 – Manuel Luís Vieira was born in Madeira Islands, Portugal (d. 23 Aug 1952 in Lisbon). Film director, producer, cinematographerCamões (1946) Maria do Mar (1930) Maria Papoila (1937/I) .
1887 – Norman L. Bowen, was born (d. 1956). Petrologist.
1887 – Queen Victoria‘s golden jubilee
1889 – Ralph Craig, was born (d. 1972). American athlete.
1891 – Pier Luigi Nervi, was born (d. 9 Jan 1979). Italian engineer and architect who gained international recognition for his dramatic designs for large-span structures made possible with the use of reinforced concrete.
1891 – Hermann Scherchen, was born (d. 1966). German conductor.
1892 – Reinhold Niebuhr, was born. Protestant theologian.
1893 – Alois Hába, was born. Composer
1896 – Charles B. Momsen, was born. Inventor
1898 – Donald C. Peattie, was born. Botanist, writer
1898 – Guam becomes U.s Territory.
1903 – Al Hirschfeld, was born (d. 2003). Cartoonist.
1905 – Jean-Paul Sartre, was born (d. 1980). French existential philosopher and playwright, recipient of the Nobel Prize in literature 1964 (but he declined it).
1908 – Nikolai A. Rimsky-Korsakov, dies (b. 1844). Russian composer, orchestrator (Scheherazade, The Tsar’s Bride, The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh).
1911 – Porfirio Diaz, the ex-president of Mexico, exiled himself to Paris.
1911- Ralph Wendell Burhoe, was born. Theologian and scientist, first American to win the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion
1912 – Mary McCarthy, was born (d. 1989). Novelist.
1914 – Ralf Parland, was born. Writer.
1914 – William Vickrey, was born. Economist, awarded the Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel
1914 – Bertha von Suttner, dies (b. 1843). Winner of 1905 Nobel Peace Prize
1915 – The U.S. Supreme Court hands down decision in Guinn v. United States 238 US 347 1915, striking down an Oklahoma law denying the right to vote to some citizens.
1916 – Herbert Friedman, was born. Astronomer
1916 – Joseph Cyril Bamford, was born. Inventor and industrialist
1919 – Gower Champion, was born (d. 1980). Dancer and choreographer.
1919 – Gérard Pelletier, was born (d. 1997). French journalist, politician and diplomat.
1919 – Vladimir Simagin, was born. Chess International Grandmaster & Master, International Correspondence Chess Master, trainer.
1919 – Royal Canadian Mounted Police fire a volley into a crowd of unemployed war veterans, killing two, during Winnipeg General Strike.
1919 – Admiral Ludvig von Reuter scuttles the German fleet in Scapa Flow, Orkney. The nine sailors killed were the last casualties of the First World War.
1921 – Helmut Heissenbüttel, was born. German avant-garde novelist and poet
1921 – Judy Holliday, was born in New York, New York, USA (d. 7 Jun 1965). Actress.
1921 – Jane Russell, was born. Actress.
1925 – Maureen Stapleton, was born. American actress.
1925 – Nascimento em Gouviães, concelho de Tarouca, de Adácio Pestana (m. 21 Abr 2004). Músico (trompista) português.
1927 – South Africa: The Flag DisputeFollowing the introduction of a bill to provide a national flag for the Union of South Africa (in 1925 by DF Malan), Afrikaner nationalists have rebelled against plans to have a Union Jack in the centre.
1927 – Carl Stokes, was born (d. 1996). Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio.
1932 – Heavyweight Max Schmeling lost a title fight by decision to Jack Sharkey; Schmeling’s manager, Joe Jacobs, exclaimed: “We was robbed!”
1934 – Wulf Kristen was born. Writer and recipient of the Heinrich Mann Prize.
1934 – Thorne Smith, dies (b. 1892). American author.
1935 – Françoise Sagan, was born ( 24 Sep 2004). French writer.
1939 – Ruben Berrios, was born. Puerto Rican politician and current president of the Puerto Rican Independence Party (PIP). Lawyer.
1939 – The New York Yankees announce Lou Gehrig‘s retirement.
1940 – World War II: France surrenders to Germany.
1940 – First successful west to east navigation of Northwest Passage begins at Vancouver British Columbia.
1942 – World War II: Tobruk falls to German forces. Considered by Winston Churchill as “one of the heaviest blows I can recall during the war”, Rommel’s Panzerarmee Afrika captures Tobruk. Allied forces are overrun and 25,000 are captured.
1942 – World War II: A Japanese submarine surfaces near the Columbia River in Oregon, firing 17 shells at nearby Fort Stevens in one of only a handful of attacks by the Japanese against USA mainland.
1942 – Henry Taylor, was born. Pulitzer-Prize winning poet.
1942 – Morreu o escultor português Teixeira Lopes
1943 – Salomé, was born in Barcelona. Spanish singer and 1969 Eurovision Song Contest winner
1944 – Ray Davies of The Kinks was born.
1944 – Nascimento em Budapeste, Hungria de André José Adler, actor e director do cinema brasileiro.
1945 – Nascimento, em Manaus, de Carlos Frederico Rodrigues , director do cinema brasileiro.
1945 – World War II: Battle of Okinawa ends. Japanese forces on Okinawa surrendered to the Americans. The embattled destroyer USS Laffey survived horrific damage from attacks by 22 Japanese aircraft off Okinawa. American soldiers on Okinawa found the body of the Japanese commander, Lt. Gen. Mitsuru Ushijima, who had committed suicide.
1946 – Brenda Holloway, was born. Musician.
1947 – Meredith Baxter, was born. Actress.
1947 – A Seaman named Harold Dahl claims to have seen six UFOs near Maury Island. The next morning Dahl reported the first modern MIB encounter.
1948 – Ian McEwan, was born. Writer.
1948 – Lionel Rose, was born. First aboriginal boxer to win a world title (in 1968)
1948 – Andrzej Sapkowski, was born. Polish fantasy writer
1950 – Anne Carson, was born. Poet.
1951 – Nils Lofgren, was born. Musician.
1951 – Charles Dillon Perrine, dies (b. 1867). Astronomer.
1952 – Wilfrid ‘Wop’ May, dies. Aviation pioneer .
1953 – Benazir Bhutto, was born. Prime Minister of Pakistan (twice), first female Muslim head of government.
1954 – Robert Menasse, was born. Austrian writer.
1955 – Tim Bray, was born. Computer programmer.
1955 – Michel Platini, was born. French football player .
1957 – Ellen Louks Fairclough sworn in as Canada‘s first woman Cabinet Minister
1957 – Johannes Stark, dies (b. 15 Abr 1874). German physician, 1919 Nobel Prize for Physics laureate for his discovery in 1913 that an electric field would cause splitting of the lines in the spectrum of light emitted by a luminous substance; the phenomenon is called the Stark effect.
1959 – Marcella Detroit, was born. Singer, Musician & Song-writer (Shakespear’s Sister)
1962 – Viktor Tsoi, was born. Russian musician
1963 – Cardinal Giovanni Battista Montini was chosen to succeed the late Pope John XXIII as head of the Roman Catholic Church. The new pope took the name Paul VI, 263th pope.
1964 – Three civil rights workers, Andrew Goodman, James Chaney and Mickey Schwerner are murdered in Neshoba County, Mississippi by members of the Ku Klux Klan.
1964 – Doug Savant, was born. Actor (Melrose Place, Desperate Housewives) .
1964 – Three civil rights workers—James E. Chaney, 21; Andrew Goodman, 21; and Michael Schwerner, 24—disappeared in Philadelphia, Miss.
1964 – François Duvalier é proclamado presidente vitalício do Haiti.
1965 – Folk rock band The Byrds release their highly influencial debut album Mr. Tambourine Man.
1966 – Rudi Bakhtiar, was born. Journalist.
1969 – Maureen Connolly, dies. Tennis star.
1970 – Sukarno, dies. President of Indonesia
1970 – In Mexico City Brazil beats Italy, 4-1, to win soccer’s World Cup for the 3rd. time
1973 – In handing down the decision in Miller v. California 413 US 15, the Supreme Court of the United States establishes the Miller Test, which now governs obscenity in U.S. law.
1973 – Juliette Lewis, was born. Actress.
1976 – Nigel Lappin, was born. Australian rules footballer
1976 – Margaret Herrick, dies (b. 1902). Librarian and director of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
1980 – Bert Kaempfert, dies. German orchestra leader and songwriter.
1981 – Brandon Flowers, was born. Singer/keyboardist (The Killers (band))
1982 – Prince William of Wales was born (son to Charles, Prince of Wales and his wife Diana)
1982 – John Hinckley is found not guilty by reason of insanity for the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan.
1982 – Fête de la Musique street music festival inaugurated in France by Jack Lang.
1985 – Tage Erlander, dies. Swedish Prime Minister
1987 – Ben Michael Rivlin was born.
1989 – The U.S. Supreme Court rules in Texas v. Johnson that flag burning is protected speech under the United States Constitution.
1989 – Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson remarry
1990 – Ross Munro dies. Journalist, editor, and publisher
1992 – Yoshiko Uchida dies (b. 1921). Japanese-American writer.
1992 – Li Xiannian, dies. Chinese President (1983-88).
1997 – The G-7 Summit became the G-8 with the addition of Russia at its meeting in Denver. Moscow was admitted to the Paris Club of creditors. Summit leaders meeting in Denver wrestled with a list of global challenges.
1997 – The WNBA made its debut.
1997 – Fidel Velázquez Sánchez, dies (b. 1900). Mexican union leader.
1998 – Alan Shepard, dies. American Astronaut
1998 – In Colombia Andres Pastrana, the conservative former mayor of Bogota, won the elections.
1998 – In the Czech Republic the Social Democrats placed first in parliamentary elections.
1999 – NATO finalized an agreement with the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) to demilitarize.
2000 – Section 28 repealed in Scotland with a 99 to 17 vote.
2002 – In Burundi a court has sentenced 11 people to death and 16 others to life imprisonment for taking part in massacres that followed the 1993 assassination of Burundi’s first democratically elected leader.
2000 – Alan Hovhaness, dies (b. 1911). American composer.
2001- Carroll O’Connor, dies. American actor
2001 – John Lee Hooker, blues musician
2002 – Roberto Drummond dies (b 21 December 1933Ferros, Minas Gerais, Brazil
2003 – Deputy Justice Fazel Ahmed Manawi of the Afghan Supreme Court announces that Aftab editor Sayed Madawi and his deputy Ali Payam Sestani will be tried for “libelling Islam”
2003 – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the fifth book in J.K. Rowling‘s hugely
popular Harry Potter series is published.
2003 , Lennox Lewis retained his heavyweight title after a cut stopped Vitali Klitschko after six brawling rounds in Los Angeles.
2003 – Roger Neilson, dies. Canadian hockey coach
2003 – Sergio Endrigo dies (b. 15 June 1933). Italian singer.
2004 – SpaceShipOne becomes the first privately funded spaceplane to achieve spaceflight.
2004 – Leonel Brizola, dies (b. 22 Jan 1922). Former governor of Rio Grande do Sul and Rio de Janeiro states, one of Brazil’s most notable leftist politicians, created and armed the so-called “Groups of 11,” cells designed to resist the military dictatorship.
Summer solstice (Northern hemisphere) Many children and adults look forward to the beginning of the season and to beating its heat. Swimming and ice cream consumption rank high among these rites. The summer solstice, the longest day of the year, is the moment when the perceived pattern of the sun is farthest from the Equator. Winter solstice (Southern hemisphere)
Astrology: First day of sun sign Cancer
National Aboriginal Day in Canada (starting in 1996)
MidsummerNeopagan festival – Litha
National holiday of Greenland
Fête de la Musique in France, Belgium and Switzerland.