Wikipedia:Ephemerides/June 21

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July 6, 2022

Winter Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere and Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere - at 09:13 UTC 2022; International Yoga Day (2015) 1813 – Peninsular War: Arthur Wellesley defeats Joseph Bonaparte at the Battle of Victoria. 1919 – The German High Seas Fleet is deliberately sunk so that its ships would not be taken over by the United Kingdom. 2004 – SpaceShipOne becomes the first privately funded space plane to achieve spaceflight.Born on this day… Machado de Assis (pictured) (1839-1908) • Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) • Nélson Gonçalves (1919-1998). Died on this day... Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) • Daniel Dunglas Home (1833-1886) • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908).