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Important events of 21 June

  • The Indian army defeated Rana Pratap Singh in the Battle of Haldighati in 1576.
  • In 1756, an English contingent led by John Z. Halliwell surrendered before Nawab Sirajuddaula of Bengal. 123 British prisoners died in a brutal incident that night.
  • John Archer became the first American, who earned a bachelor degree in medicine,  in 1768.
  • Gyanendra Mohan Tagore became the first Indian to receive a degree of advocacy from ‘Lincoln’s Inn’ in 1862.
  • The United States defeated Spain in 1898 and captured Guam.
  • In 1944, bombings were billed in Berlin.
  • The Parliament of Canada passed the law of unanimity in 1947 to put the refugees out of the country.
  • C. Rajagopalachari became the last governor-general of India in 1948.
  • Rajasthan High Court was established in 1949.
  • Alan Fairclough took oath as Canada’s first woman cabinet minister in 1957.
  • Cardinal Giovanni Battista Montini Pope Paul VII was elected in 1963.
  • The West Indies team had the distinction of winning the first World Cup in 1975.
  • Mustafa Bulent Sewitt formed a government in Turkey in 1977.
  • P.V. Narasimha Rao became the ninth Prime Minister of India in 1991.
  • In 1998, India and Russia signed a $ 2.5 billion agreement to set up a nuclear power plant in Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu.
  • Manmohan Singh became the Finance Minister of India in 1999.
  • Dissociation Agreement between the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) and Kosovo Peace Soldier Force
    Completed in 1999.
  • Pakistan’s President Parvez Musharraf restored the anti-terrorist law in 2001; America was angry with Musharraf becoming President.
  • Zameeruddin Government became the President of Bangladesh in 2002.
  • The meeting of 15 European Union leaders in Sevilla (Spain) began in 2002.
  • JK Rolling’s fifth book, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, was released in 2003.
  • China endorsed India and Pakistan talks in 2004.
  • Donald Tyang became Hong Kong’s new administrator in 2005.
  • Hundreds of people died after being hit by the devastating storm Fengsen in 2008.
  • Badminton star player Saina Nehwal won the title of Super Series Badminton Tournament in 2009. She is the first Indian woman to do this.
  • 90 refugees die due to boat sinking in Australia 2012
  • The Competition Commission of India imposed a fine of Rs 6000 crore in 2012, convicting 11 cement companies to set up the price by making a trade union.
  • A large number of deaths in a bomb blast in a mosque in Peshawar in Pakistan in 2013.
  • The proposal to celebrate “International Yoga Day” on 21 June by 193 members in the United Nations was approved on 11 December 2014.
  • International Yoga Day was celebrated in 2015 on the appeal of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Read more: Important events of 20 June

Born on 21 June

  • The Nobel Prize (Literature) winner Jean-Pal Sartre was born in 1905.
  • The famous Hindi literary, playwright and story writer Vishnu Prabhakar was born in 1912.
  • BG Warsi, a senior journalist nominated for Ramon Magsaysay Award, was born in 1927.
  • India’s famous writer, novelist, playwright, critic and satirist Pradarakshas were born in 1933.
  • Benazir Bhutto, who was twice the Prime Minister of Pakistan, was born in 1953.
  • Thailand’s first woman Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was born in 1967.
  • The first President of Indonesia, Sukarno was born in 1970.

Died on 21 June

  • Italy’s diplomatic and political philosopher, musician, poet and playwright Niccolo Machiavelli passed away in 1527.
  • Jagannathan Ratnakar, the best known Brajbhasha poet of the modern era, died in 1932.
  • Keshav Baliram Hedgewar, a founder of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, died in 1940.

National/International Holidays and Observations List 

  • World music day
  • International yoga day