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June 21 Birthdays

Jean-Paul Sartre
Pronunciation: [zhäN-pôl sär´tru]
1905–80, French existential philosopher, playwright, and novelist.

Reinhold Niebuhr
religious and social thinker (1892)

Al Hirschfeld
cartoonist (1903)

Mary McCarthy
novelist (1912)

Benazir Bhutto
prime minister (1953)

Prince William
prince (1982)

June 21 in History


Italian statesman, diplomat, and author of “The Prince,” Niccolo Machiavelli died.


The U.S. Constitution went into effect when New Hampshire became the 9th state to ratify it.


Cyrus McCormick's mechanical reaper was patented.


Three civil rights workers—James E. Chaney, 21; Andrew Goodman, 21; and Michael Schwerner, 24—disappeared in Philadelphia, Miss. In 2005, 41 years after the disappearance, Edgar Killen was convicted of their murders.


John Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity for the attempted murder of President Ronald Reagan.


The U.S. Supreme Court decided that burning the U.S. flag was protected under the First Amendment.


The WNBA made its debut.


Michael Melvill pilots the first privately-developed spacecraft,SpaceShipOne, into space.

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