Historical Events for 21st June 2022

1853 – Envelope-folding machine patented by Russell Hawes in Worcester, Massachusetts
1858 – Louisiana chess prodigy Paul Morphy arrives in Europe
1898 – US captures Guam from Spain during the Spanish–American War
1907 – British Open Men’s Golf, Royal Liverpool GC: Frenchman Arnaud Massy wins by 2 strokes from J.H. Taylor; first non-Briton to win Open Championship
1919 – Social Democrat Gustav Bauer forms a German government
1938 – Baseball’s Pinky Higgins gets 12th straight hit
1962 – USAF Major Robert M. White takes X-15 to 75,190 m
1986 – Heike Drechsler of East Germany long jumps 7.45 m (women’s record)
2009 – ICC Women’s Cricket T20 World Cup, Lord’s: England 86/4 win inaugural event; beat New Zealand 85; England’s Katherine Brunt takes 3 for 6
2015 – 94 people die and 45 are hospitalized after drinking moonshine in Mumbai, India

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