The PJ Tatler

Today in American history -- June 21

In 1788, New Hampshire ratified the US Constitution, becoming the 9th state.

In 1898, the US captured Guam from Spain.

In 1915, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in Guinn vs United States, striking down Oklahoma’s discriminatory”grandfather clause” law.

In 1942, a Japanese submarine surfaced near the Columbia River in Oregon and fired 17 shells at nearby Fort Stevens.

In 1948, Columbia Records introduced the LP, which was the 8-track  cassette  CD of its time.

In 1964, the Klan murdered three young civil rights workers in Mississippi; Andrew Goodman, James Chaney and Mickey Schwermer.

In 2004, SpaceShipOne became the first privately financed space plane to achieve space flight.