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It happened on a… June 21

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It happened on a… June 21
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Carl Nassib (Las Vegas Raiders) becomes the first openly gay player in the NFL in a post on Instagram.


US Open Men’s Golf, Chambers Bay GC: Jordan Spieth (21) becomes youngest winner since 1923.


SpaceShipOne becomes the first privately funded spaceplane to achieve spaceflight.


“Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” was published by J.K. Rowling. The book set sales records around the world with an estimated 5 million copies were sold on the first day.


FIFA World Cup Final, Estadio Azteca, Mexico City: Brazil and Pelé become first team and player to win World Cup 3 times, beating Italy, 4-1 in front of 107,412.


John Diefenbaker (C) takes office as Prime Minister of Canada.

Louis St. Laurent resigns as Prime Minister of Canada, ending the longest uninterrupted run at the federal level in Canadian history.


Columbia Records introduces the long-playing record album in a public demonstration at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York, New York.


Lou Gehrig quit baseball due to illness. He was stricken with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a disorder now commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease in North America


1st Ferris wheel opens at Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois.


Town of Halifax, Nova Scotia, is founded by the British – sparks Father Le Loutre’s War.


First of 24 companies of the Le Régiment de Carignan-Salières start arriving in New France; the first duty of the 1300 soldiers is to invade the Iroquois territories; 400 will stay to colonize New France after their three year service.

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