21st June

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1988 Curfew imposed in Rangoon A dusk to dawn curfew is imposed in Burma (Myanmar) following protests in which six people are killed.
1982 Princess Diana gives birth to a son Princess Diana has given birth to a boy sixteen hours after checking in to St Mary's Hospital, in London. Prince William weighed 7lb 1½oz
1978 Civilian shot in crossfire William Hanna was killed while walking home when shooting broke out between the British army and IRA gunmen at the Ballysillan post office depot in Belfast.
1977 Menachem Begin becomes prime minister Menachem Begin becomes Israel's sixth prime minister.
1969 Maureen Connolly dies Tennis player Maureen Connolly (Little Mo), dies of cancer aged 34 in Dallas, Texas.
1945 World War 2 - Okinawa falls The Japanese island of Okinawa falls to the Americans after a long and bloody battle.
1905 Jean-Paul Satre is born Philosopher Jean-Paul Satre is born in Paris, France.
1854 First Victoria Cross Charles Lucas becomes the first winner of the Victoria Cross, Britain's highest award for bravery.
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On This Day - 21st June