June 21 in Pop Culture History
1834 – Cyrus Hall McCormick received a patent (#X008277) for his grain reaping machine.
1877 – The Molly Maguires, ten Irish immigrants convicted of murder, were hanged in Pennsylvania prisons, in Schuylkill County and Carbon County.
1893 – The first Ferris Wheel premiered at Chicago’s Columbian Exposition, and could hold up to 2000 people on 36 cars, and was 264 feet tall.
1913 – The first successful parachute jump …