June 21: Queen Victoria and more

Welcome to another bright day in June. There’s always something or the other happening around the world. The world, being so large, has witnessed infinite inventions, innovations, achievements, and other milestones in the past. You can do something amazing today, and maybe it is something that we write about in Today in History in the coming years. We, at Brag Social, try to keep you updated with all the happenings of the past and present. Let’s read about the historical milestones of June 21.

1887: Britain celebrates the golden jubilee of Queen Victoria

June 21 marks the event of the anniversary of Queen Victoria’s accession on June 21, 1837. In 1887, this day was celebrated with great pomp and show with a banquet to which 50 European kings and princes were invited, which marked the fiftieth anniversary of Queen Victoria’s accession.

1915: Germany used poison gas for the first time in warfare in the Argonne Forest

The German forces shock Allied soldiers along the western front in the Argonne forest region by firing more than 150 tons of lethal chlorine gas against two French colonial divisions at Ypres, Belgium. This event marked the first major gas attack by the Germans. The attack devastated the Allied line.

1963: France announces it will withdraw from the NATO fleet in the North Atlantic.

On this day, France withdrew its Atlantic and Channel fleets from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Three years later, the rift deepened when General de Gaulle officially announced that France intended to withdraw from the Alliance and demanded that all NATO bases be removed from French territory.

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