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21 :e Juni år 2023

Onsdag den 21:e juni år 2023

Today's name is: Alf, Alvar. Congratulations on your name day!

This is week: 25

Day of the year is: 172 of total 365 days.

Historical events this day: (from Wikipedia)

  • 217 BC - The Carthaginian commander Hannibal's troops of 55,000 manage to cut the Roman general Gaius Centenius in half are fired upon before they arrive and are also crushed. The Carthaginian troops then march on Rome.
  • 1340 - The former Danish king Christopher II's youngest son Valdemar is elected the new king of Denmark at Kongeå and the nobles do not expect him to pose any threat to them. During the 35 years he was in power (until his death in 1375), however, he succeeded through various wars in reestablishing the Danish Empire and making it the great power of the Baltic Sea, by returning all Danish land under the Danish crown and also conquering additional areas, such as the Swedish Gotland. His surname Atterdag has therefore been interpreted as "Backday", since with him it "should have become day again" in the Danish kingdom (after the political "darkness" of the 1330s).
  • 1377 - When Edward III dies after 50 years on the English throne (since 1327) he is succeeded as King of England and Lord of Ireland by his 10-year-old grandson Richard II, then his father Edward hastily passed away the year before. Over time, Richard proves to be a weak and vacillating, yet tyrannical king and is therefore deposed by his cousin Henry Bolingbroke 1399.
  • 1788New Hampshire ratifies it US Constitution and is thus included as the 9th state in it American Union.[3]
  • 1854 - A British fleet squadron of three ships begins the first the battle of Bomarsund, by bombing the Russian Bomarsund fortress on Åland. Then the sailor Crimean War. On August 13, however, a British-French naval force returns and begins a new battle for the fortress.
  • 1931Arosvallen, sports facility in Västerås inaugurated.
  • 1942 - The German one Africa Corps and Italian troops conquer under Erwin Rommels leadership the Libyan city Tobruk, which since the previous year had been in British hands. This will be a German-Italian partial victory in of the Axis Powers campaigns to reach and conquer Suez Canal in eastern Egypt, but after barely five months the British retake the city (November 13).
  • 1948 - The British-American record company Columbia launches the first modern the vinyl record, which spins 33 and a third revolutions per minute, at a demonstration at the Hotel Waldorf-Astoria in New York. Unlike the old gramophone records ”the rock cakes”, which spins 78 revolutions per minute, the new record type is called “long playing record” (“long-playing record”), which is abbreviated LP.
  • 1963 - Then John XXIII has died on June 3, Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini is elected Pope and takes the name Paul VI.
  • 1964 - One black and two white civil rights activists who has worked for the rights of black Americans in the southern states Edgar Ray Killen, is believed to be the instigator of the murders. On the same day in 2005, the then 80-year-old Killen was convicted of them and sentenced to 60 years in prison.
  • 2021 - The Löfven government is brought down in one vote of no confidence in The Swedish Parliament by 181 votes to 109.