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June 21 anniversaries and events in Latvia and in the world

Anniversaries in Latvia

In 1917, Harry Brass was an actor, director and singer (died in 1984).

In 1959 Inta Feldmane – Member of the 8th and 9th Saeima.

In 1960, Anatolijs Kreipāns was a journalist and sports commentator.

In 1960, Ingrida Amantova was a former sledge rider and former director of the Murjani Sports Gymnasium.

In 1967, Jānis Bordāns was the Minister of Justice.

In 1973, Vīts Rimkus was a football player.

In 1980, Edmunds Sprūdžs – businessman and politician, former Minister of Environment and Regional Development.

Anniversaries in the world

In 1002 Leon XI – Pope of Rome (died in 1054).

In 1732, Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, son of Johann Sebastian Bach, a German composer (died in 1791).

In 1850, Deniel Carter Bird was the founder of the American Scout Movement (died 1941).

In 1891, Pier Luigi Nervi was an Italian architect (died in 1979).

In 1905, Jean-Paul Sartre was a French philosopher, writer and playwright (died in 1980).

Judy Holide in 1921 – American actress (died 1965).

1935 François Sagana – French writer (died in 2004).

In 1944, Ray Davis, an English musician (“The Kinks”).

In 1944, Tony Scott was an English film director, producer and screenwriter, winner of two Emmy Awards (died in 2012).

In 1950, Joey Kramer was an American drummer and percussionist (“Aerosmith”).

In 1955, Michel Platini was a French footballer and former president of UEFA.

1959 Marseille Detroit – American singer (“Shakespear’s Sister”).

1961 Manu Chao – Spanish musician.

In 1962, Viktor Coy, a Russian musician (died in 1990).

In 1965, Lana Wachowski, formerly Larry Wachowski, was an American director, producer and screenwriter.

In 1967, Pierre Omidjar, an Iranian-American billionaire and founder of eBay.

In 1973, Juliet Louise was an American actress.

In 1976, Mike Einciger was an American musician (“Incubus”).

In 1979, Chris Prats was an American actor.

In 1981, Brandon Flauvers was an American singer (“The Killers”).

1982 Prince William of Wales.

In 1983, Edward Snowouden, a former employee of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency, leaked classified information, making him known as a hero, whistleblower, dissident, traitor, and patriot.

1986 Lana del Reja – American singer.

In 1990 Ričards Beraņķis – Lithuanian tennis player.

Events in Latvia

In 1994, the Saeima passed the Citizenship Law. On June 28, President Guntis Ulmanis demands a second review.

In 1998, Jānis Borgs, the head of the Soros Center for Contemporary Art, launched a protest campaign – a hunger strike, as well as the collection of signatures against the construction of the Būtiņģe terminal in Lithuania.

In 2001, the first graduation took place at Ventspils University College

In 2001, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet visited Latvia.

In 2001, a statue of the Great Kristaps was unveiled in Old Riga, at the end of the Polish family.

In 2002, the Crown Prince of the Netherlands, William Alexander, visited Riga with his wife, Princess Maxim.

In 2004, after two years of reconstruction, the renovated building of the Latvian National Theater was inaugurated.

World events

In 1621, during the Thirty Years’ War after the Battle of Belahor, in which the army of the Holy Roman Empire and the Catholic League defeated the Bohemians in central Prague, 27 Czech nobles were executed.

In 1919, the crew of German ships besieged by British forces off the Orkney Islands in Scotland sank all 74 ships by order of Admiral Ludwig von Reuter to prevent them from falling into British hands. The nine sailors killed in the process became the last to be killed in World War I.

In 1940, France surrendered to Germany during World War II.

In 1945, US forces occupied the Japanese island of Okinawa after a long and bloody battle.

In 1964, three civil rights activists, Andrew Goodman, James Cheney, and Mickey Schwerner, were killed in the Nashoba area of ​​Mississippi, USA.

In 1982, Princess Diana of Britain gave birth to a boy, Prince William, at London’s St. Mary’s Hospital.

In 1982, John Hinckley was declared innocent and therefore innocent of the assassination of US President Ronald Reagan.

In 2002, the World Health Organization declared that polio had been completely eradicated in Europe.

In 2004, the private spacecraft SpaceShipOne became the first privately built spacecraft to fly into space.

In 2006, the U.S. Episcopal Church, in an attempt to satisfy the angry and estranged Anglican community, reversed its earlier decision and agreed to avoid the ordination of openly homosexual bishops.

In 2008, a passenger ferry, the Princess of Stars, with more than 860 people on board, sank and sank during a typhoon in the Philippines.

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