June 21 in history: Lord Mountbatten resigns as Governor General of India and more!

Here's what happened today in history

1895

German Emperor Wilhelm II opens the Kiel Canal

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1948

Lord Mountbatten resigns as Governor General of India 

(Photograph:WION)

1963

Cardinal Giovanni Battista Montini becomes Pope Paul VI

(Photograph:WION)

2004

SpaceShipOne completes the world's first manned private spaceflight

(Photograph:WION)

2009

Greenland assumes self-rule

(Photograph:WION)

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