Friday 21 June 1940
It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Joe Flaherty in Pittsburgh and Mariette Hartley in New York City.
Tom Brown's School Days, directed by Robert Stevenson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
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- Joe Flaherty in Pittsburgh: Pennsylvania, USA; comedian (SCTV, Blue Monday).
- Mariette Hartley in New York City: New York, USA; actress (Poloroid spokesperson, Marooned).
- Marie Denis: French homicide victim; shot to death along with her husband Daniel, her daughter Sabine and two granddaughters by her son-in-law, Sabine's husband, Stephane Bohain on 11/06/1992, 9:00 PM MET, Aubagne, France.
- Marika Green: Swedish-French actress.
- Mariette Hartley: American actress.
- German occupiers disband Dutch States-General / Council of State
- The first successful west-to-east navigation of Northwest Passage begins at Vancouver, British Columbia.
- WWII: Vichy France and Germany sign an armistice at Compiegne, in the same wagon-lit railroad car used by Marshal Ferdinand Foch to accept the surrender of Germany in 1918.
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