on this day 6/21 1958 – In Arkansas, a federal judge let Little Rock delay school integration.

1404 – Owain Glyndwr established a Welsh Parliament at Machynlleth and was crowned Prince of Wales.

1788 – The U.S. Constitution went into effect when New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify it.

1834 – Cyrus McCormick patented the first practical mechanical reaper for farming. His invention allowed farmers to more than double their crop size.

1859 – Andrew Lanergan received the first rocket patent.

1893 – The Ferris Wheel was introduced at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, IL.

1913 – Georgia Broadwick became the first woman to jump from an airplane.

1937 – In Paris, Leon Blum’s Popular Front Cabinet resigned.

1938 – In Washington, U.S. President Roosevelt signed the $3.75 billion Emergency Relief Appropriation Act.

1939 – Lou Gehrig quit baseball due to illness.

1941 – German troops entered Russia on a front from the Arctic to Black Sea.

1942 – Ben Hogan recorded the lowest score (to that time) in a major golf tournament. Hogan shot a 271 for 72 holes in Chicago, IL.

1945 – Pan Am announced an 88-hour round-the-world flight at a cost of $700.

1954 – The American Cancer Society reported significantly higher death rates among cigarette smokers than among non-smokers.

1954 – NBC radio presented the final broadcast of “The Railroad Hour.”

1954 – Australian John Landy ran the mile in 3:58. He was the second person to achieve the feat.

1958 – In Arkansas, a federal judge let Little Rock delay school integration.

1958 – Linus Pauling and Detlev Bronke, both Americans, were elected to the Soviet Academy of Science.

1960 – In Zurich, German, Armin Hary ran 100-meters in a record 10.0 seconds.

1963 – In St. Louis, Bob Hayes set a record when he ran the 100-yard dash in 0:09.1.

1963 – France announced that they were withdrawing from the North Atlantic NATO fleet.  

1964 Civil rights workers disappear

1964 The KKK kills three civil rights activists

1973 – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states may ban materials found to be obscene according to local standards.

1974 – The U.S. Supreme Court decided that pregnant teachers could no longer be forced to take long leaves of absence.

1985 – Scientists announced that skeletal remains exhumed in Brazil were those of Nazi war criminal Josef Mengele.

1989 – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that burning the American flag as a form of political protest was protected by the First Amendment.

2001 – Former Haitian Army colonel Carl Dorelien taken into custody in Port St. Lucie. Dorelien had been in exile since 1994 when he was sentenced to life in prison for his role in a 1994 massacre.

2003 – The fifth Harry Potter book, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” was published by J.K. Rowling.Amazon.com shipped out more than one million copies on this day making the day the largest distribution day of a single item in e-commerce history. The book set sales records around the world with an estimated 5 million copies were sold on the first day.

2004 – SpaceShipOne, designed by Burt Rutan and piloted by Mike Melvill, reached 328,491 feet above Earth in a 90 minute flight. The height is about 400 feet above the distance scientists consider to be the boundary of space.

The Senate is Acting Now to Repeal the ACA

Center for American Progress Action FundSenate Republican leaders and the all-male health care working group are meeting behind literal closed doors to continue negotiations on their version of Trumpcare. And guess what? It looks just like the House bill – the one that will strip coverage from 23 million Americans. We’ve also learned that moderate Republican senators—many of whom have promised to protect Medicaid coverage—are actually willing to strip Medicaid coverage from millions of people as long as it happens slowly.

The Senate is serious about voting on Trumpcare by the end of June. That means we probably have just two weeks to stop them.

Take action! Let them know we won’t sit by while they try to take health care away from millions of people.

  1. Go to TrumpcareToolkit.org to contact key Senators on the fence now
  1. Share this video of Joe, Senator Heller’s constituent, who’s only alive because of Medicaid and the ACA.

It’s go time. The Senate is holding the fate of millions of people in their hands. And, no matter how they spin it, all signs suggest they are drafting a bill as cruel as the version the House passed. We must stop them.

Earthjustice lawyers are working to defend our cherished lands~ Bears Ears


Meet some of the tribes, towns and organizations fighting to protect precious lands. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe celebrated a significant victory this week in its fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline. People across the country are writing to Interior Secretary Zinke to protest plans to shrink Bears Ears National Monument. And Earthjustice lawyers are working to defend our cherished lands in court.

Valley of the Gods. Bears Ears National Monument. (Mason Cummings/TWS)

They started with Bears Ears. These national monuments may be next.
Politicians are keen to hand these national monuments over to industry. But they won’t get around the Antiquities Act without a fight.

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