Today in History - June 21

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Today in History - June 21

Tuesday, Jun 21 2011 by kjfitz
1919 – Admiral Ludwig von Reuter scuttles the German fleet in Scapa Flow, Orkney. The nine sailors killed are the last casualties of World War I.

Location of the scuttling of the German fleet (21 June 1919)
1942 – World War II: A Japanese submarine surfaces near the Columbia River in Oregon, firing 17 shells at nearby Fort Stevens in one of only a handful of attacks by the Japanese against the United States mainland.

Fort Stevens