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Tuesday, June 21, 2005

On this Day

Tuesday, June 21st
The 172nd day of 2005
There are 193 days left in the year

Today's Highlights in History

On June 21, 1964, three civil rights workers disappeared in Philadelphia, Miss. Their bodies were found buried in an earthen dam six weeks later. Eight members of the Ku Klux Klan went to prison on federal conspiracy charges; none served more than six years. (Go to article.)

On June 21, 1905, Jean-Paul Sartre, the French existientialist philosopher and writer, was born. Following his death on April 15, 1980, his obituary appeared in The Times. (Go to obit. Other Birthdays)

On June 21, 1879, Harper's Weekly featured a cartoon about the presidential election of 1880. (See the cartoon and read an explanation.)

Reference: The New York Times

The following via Iraq War Today

Today in History
1498 - Emperor Maximillian expells Jews Nurenberg, Bavaria.
1633 - Galileo Galilei is forced by the Inquisition to "abjure, curse, & detest" his Copernican views.
1684 - The Massachusetts Bay Colony's charter is revoked.
1788 - The U.S. Constitution goes into effect as NH becomes the 9th to ratify it.
1805 - Great Stoneface Mt is found in NH.
1893 - The first Ferris wheel premieres at Chicago's Columbian Exposition.
1919 - Germans scuttle their own fleet.
1943 - Federal troops put down a racial riot in Detroit that leaves 30 dead.
1962 - USAF Majpr Robert M. White takes the X-15 to 75,190 m.
1968 - Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren resigns.
1975 - Soyuz 19 returns to Earth.
1985 - American, Brazilian & West German forensic pathologists confirm that skeletal remains exhumed in Brazil are those of Nazi Dr. Josef Mengele.
1989 - The Supreme Court rules it legal to burn the U.S. flag as a political expression.
1990 - The U.S. House of Reps fails to pass a bill to stop U.S. flag burning.
1732 - Martha Washington, first U.S. First Lady
1774 - Daniel D. Tompkins, 6th U.S. Vice President
1851 - Daniel Carter Beard, organized the first Boy Scout troop
1905 - Jean-Paul Sartre, philosopher/writer, declined Nobel Prize
1931 - Lawrence K. Grossman, NBC News president
1942 - William Bradford Reynolds, U.S. Assistant Attorney General
1953 - Benazir Bhutto, first female leader of a Muslim nation (Pakistan)
1982 - Prince William of Wales
1876 - Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, Mexican general (Alamo)
1973 - Frank Leahy, Notre Dame football coach
Reported Missing in Action
Johnson, Edward R., US Army (PA); Released in Cambodia November, 1976 - deceased
Black, Cole, USN (MN); F8E shot down, released by DRV February, 1973 - alive and well as of 1998
Eastman, Leonard C., USN (MA); RF8A shot down, released by DRV February, 1973 - alive and well as of 1998
Sullivan, John B., USAF (PA); F105D shot down, remains returned September, 1990
Spinler, Darrell J., USAF (MN); A1E shot down, KIA, body not recovered
Wadleigh, Carl D., US Army; AWOL
Metzler, Charles D., USN (CA); F8J shot down, KIA, body not recovered
Callaghan, Peter A., USAF (NY); F4E shot down, released by DRV March, 1973 - alive as of 1998
Rose, George A., USAF (MO); F4E shot down, released by DRV March, 1973 - alive and well as of 1998