Today in history

Content by F T.Bear

Good morning! Rise and shine!

Today in history is a place for you early risers to exercise your brains as you wait for the day to begin. Please, by all means, bring your own bits of history to the comments section and add your memories of what YOU did on this day however many years ago.

The beauty of an early morning historical post is that the date can mean the event happened today “our time” or today “other side of the world” time.

From the life and death of Plato through to the latest most recent history as it happens, we intend on bringing you stimulating and educational historical knowledge.

June 21

1964:  The Beatles land at Wellington airport for the start of their “Far-East” tour. 7000 hysterical fans greeted the fab four at the airport and crowds besieged them at their hotel. They played concerts in Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch and Dunedin.

1675:  Christoper Wren begins work to rebuild St Paul’s Cathedral in London after it’s damage during the Great Fire.

1919:  The German navy, feeling betrayed by the terms of the Treaty of Versailles scuttles most of its ships interned at Great Britains Scarpa Flow Naval Base in the Orkney Islands.

1788: The US Constitution is ratified when New Hampshire becomes the ninth and last necessary state to ratify the document, thereby making it law.