This Day In History

June 21, 1955 - The UN Charter, Ten Years On.

June 21, 1955 - Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the United Nations Charter. North Korean pilots defect to South Korea. Big Four Conference in Geneva scheduled for July greeted with enthusiastic anticipation. Winston Churchill welcomes softening of Cold War issues, but is still wary. CIO leader Walter Reuther rejects Auto industry plan for uniform negotiations. Eisenhower extends reciprocal trade agreements.

June 20, 1940 - "France Is Defeated And Must Give Up The War".

June 20, 1940. France appoints delegation to receive German surrender terms. Marshall Petain urges French troops to lay down their arms. Fears in Britain that the final German objective is on. FDR takes steps to form coalition cabinet, appointing two Republican higher-ups to crucial positions. Britain lays out defense plans. Britain announces plan to evacuate children to Canada and Dominions.

June 19, 1990 - "On The Threshold Of Major Change"

June 19,1990 - Hijacked Soviet plane lands in Helsinki. Gorbachev addresses fractured Communist Party. Nelson Mandela addresses audience in Toronto. First execution in Arkansas since 1964. Marion Barry trial proceeds. Rift in Solidarity Movement in Poland. Excalibur Hotel opens in Las Vegas.

June 15, 1995 - A Day Of Varying Priorities.

June 15, 1995 - the Battle of Sarajevo begins. Pres. Clinton leaves for G-7 Summit, where topics to be discussed are the situation in Bosnia as well as brewing trade war between U.S. and Japan. Senate set to vote on bill overhauling Telecommunications laws, deregulating Cable TV. Michael Jackson gives interview on eve of release of new album, answers Child Molestation questions and Anti-Semitic lyrics. Houston Rockets win NBA title over Orlando Magic.