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June 21st In Pop Culture History

June 21 Birthday (fictional) Princess Anna of Arendella, Frozen, Film

1834 - Cyrus Hall McCormick received a patent (#X008277) for his grain reaping machine,

1877 - The Molly Maguires, ten Irish immigrants convicted of murder, were hanged in Pennsylvania prisons, in Schuylkill County and Carbon County.

1893 - The first Ferris wheel premiered at Chicago’s Columbian Exposition, and could hold up to 2000 people on 36 cars, and was 264 feet tall.

1913 - The first successful parachute jump from an airplane by a woman was made by Georgia Broadwick, age 18, over Griffith Field, Los Angeles, California.

1940 - The first successful west-to-east navigation of Northwest Passage begins at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

1948 - Columbia Records introduced the long-playing record album (33 1/3 revolutions per minute) in a public demonstration at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York, New York. The first was released in 1949 - ML 4001, Nathan Milstein performing the Mendelssohn violin concerto.

1952 #1 Hit June 21, 1952 - July 4, 1952: Al Martino - Here In My Heart

1975 #1 Hit June 21, 1975 - July 18, 1975: Captain & Tennille - Love Will Keep Us Together

1978 - East End Show - Evita (Musical) June 21, 1978

1990 (Earthquake) Rudbar, Iran

2006 - Pluto's recently discovered moons were officially named Nix and Hydra.

June 21st Celebrity Birthdays

It's National Nude Day!

Brandon Flowers (1981)
Juliette Lewis (1973)
Larry Wachowski (1965)
Berke Breated (1957)
Nils Lofgren (1951)
Prince William (1982)
Mike Einziger (1976)
Doug Savant (1964)
Ray Davies (1944)
Bernie Kopell (1933)
Doug Savant (1964)
Jane Russell (1921)
If God had meant for us to be naked, we'd have been born that way. 
- Mark Twain

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