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What happened on June 14
- June 14, 1276 "while taking exile in Fuzhou in southern China, away from the advancing Mongol invaders, the remnants of the Song Dynasty court hold the coronation ceremony for the young prince Zhao Shi, making him Emperor Duanzong of Song."
- June 14, 1381 King Richard II of England meets the leaders of Peasants' Revolt.
- June 14, 1623 "The first breach-of-promise lawsuit: Rev Gerville Pooley, Va files against Cicely Jordan. He loses"
- June 14, 1642 The first compulsory education law in America passed by Massachusetts
- June 14, 1645 UK hist Battle of Naseby: Parliament's New Model Army crushes the Royalist forces
- June 14, 1648 Margaret Jones is hanged in Boston for witchcraft in the first such execution for the Massachusetts colony.
- June 14, 1775 The U.S. Army is founded.
- June 14, 1777 Stars and Stripes adopted by Congress as the Flag of the United States.
- June 14, 1789 "Mutiny on the Bounty: HMAV Bounty mutiny survivors including Captain William Bligh and 18 others reach Timor after a nearly 7,400 km (4,000-mile) journey in an open boat."
- June 14, 1789 "Whisky distilled from maize is first produced by American clergyman the Rev Elijah Craig. It is named Bourbon because Rev Craig lived in Bourbon County, Kentucky."
- June 14, 1800 French Army of First Consul Napoleon Bonaparte defeats the Austrians at the Battle of Marengo in Northern Italy and re-conquers Italy.
- June 14, 1807 "Emperor Napoleon I's French Grande Armee defeats the Russian Army at the Battle of Friedland in Poland, modern Russian Kaliningrad Oblast, ending the War of the Fourth Coalition."
- June 14, 1821 "Badi VII, king of Sennar, surrenders his throne and realm to Ismail Pasha, general of the Ottoman Empire, ending the existence of that Sudanese kingdom."
- June 14, 1822 "Charles Babbage proposes a difference engine in a paper to the Royal Astronomical Society entitled ""Note on the application of machinery to the computation of astronomical and mathematical tables."""
- June 14, 1834 "Hardhat diving suit patented by Leonard Norcross, Dixfield, Maine"
- June 14, 1834 "Sandpaper patented by Isaac Fischer Jr, Springfield, Vermont"
- June 14, 1839 "Henley Royal Regatta: The village of Henley, on the River Thames in Oxfordshire, stages its first Regatta."
- June 14, 1841 "The first Canadian parliament opens in Kingston, Ontario"
- June 14, 1846 "Bear Flag Revolt begins - Anglo settlers in Sonoma, California, start a rebellion against Mexico and proclaim the California Republic."
- June 14, 1846 California (Bear Flag) Republic proclaimed in Sonoma
- June 14, 1846 U.S. settlers in Sonoma proclaim the Republic of California.
- June 14, 1847 Bunson invents a gas burner. Lab teachers celebrate worldwide
- June 14, 1850 Fire destroys part of SF
- June 14, 1863 "Battle of 2nd Winchester, Virginia"
- June 14, 1864 "Battle of Pine Mt, Gen Leonidas Polk killed in action"
- June 14, 1872 Trade unions are legalised in Canada.
- June 14, 1876 California Street Cable Car Railroad Co gets its franchise
- June 14, 1881 "Player piano patented by John McTammany, Jr, Cambridge, Mass"
- June 14, 1900 Hawaii becomes a United States territory.
- June 14, 1900 The Reichstag approves a second law that allows the expansion of the German navy.
- June 14, 1907 Norway adopts female suffrage.
- June 14, 1908 Fourth German Navy Bill is passed authorising the financing the building of another four major warships.
- June 14, 1917 Gen Pershing & his HQ staff arrived in Paris during WW I
- June 14, 1919 "John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown depart St. John's, Newfoundland on the first nonstop transatlantic flight."
- June 14, 1919 The first nonstop air crossing of Atlantic (Alcock & Brown) leaves Nfld
- June 14, 1923 "Pres Harding is first US president to use radio, dedicating the Francis Scott Key memorial in Baltimore"
- June 14, 1928 "Republican Natl Convention, met in KC, nominated Herbert Hoover"
- June 14, 1931 "French ""St Philbert"" overturned off St Nazaire France, drowns 450"
- June 14, 1934 "James J. Braddock scored one of the most upsetting victories in of his boxing career by beating John ""Corn"" Griffin - roughly marking the advent of his comeback to success and eventually winning World Heavyweight championship"
- June 14, 1934 Max Baer KO's Primo Carnera in 11 for HW box champ in Long Island City
- June 14, 1935 Chaco War between Bolivia & Paraguay ends
- June 14, 1937 Pennsylvania becomes the first (and only) state of the United States to celebrate Flag Day officially as a state holiday.
- June 14, 1937 U. S. House of Representatives passes the 1937 Marihuana Tax Act.
- June 14, 1938 Action Comics issues the first Superman comic.
- June 14, 1938 Chlorophyll patented by Benjamin Grushkin
- June 14, 1938 Dorothy Lathrop wins the first Caldecott Medal (kid books author)
- June 14, 1940 A group of 728 Polish political prisoners from Tarnw become the first residents of the Auschwitz concentration camp.
- June 14, 1940 German forces occupied Paris during WW II
- June 14, 1940 Spanish invade Tangier international zone.
- June 14, 1940 The Nazis open the Auschwitz concentration camp in German-occupied Poland. Also: German troops enter Paris during World War II.
- June 14, 1940 "World War II: Paris falls under German occupation,German troops march into Paris, meeting practically no resistance as French and allied forces retreat."
- June 14, 1941 Ground broken for Boeing Plant II (ex-AFLC Plant 13) Wichita KS
- June 14, 1941 "Soviet mass deportations and murder of Estonians, Lithuanians and Latvians, the June deportation, began."
- June 14, 1942 Anne Frank begins to keep a diary.
- June 14, 1942 The first bazooka rocket gun produced Bridgeport Ct
- June 14, 1942 "Walt Disney's ""Bambi"" is released"
- June 14, 1944 The first B-29 raid against mainland Japan
- June 14, 1945 "Rod Argent, rocker (The Zombies-Never Even Thought)"
- June 14, 1946 Canadian Library Association established
- June 14, 1949 State of Vietnam formed
- June 14, 1951 UNIVAC I is dedicated by U.S. Census Bureau.
- June 14, 1952 Keel laid for first nuclear powered sub the Nautilus
- June 14, 1952 The keel is laid for the nuclear submarine USS Nautilus.
- June 14, 1953 "Elvis Presley graduates from LC Humes High School in Memphis, Tenn"
- June 14, 1955 Chile becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
- June 14, 1959 "A group of Dominican exiles with leftist tendencies which departed from Cuba landed in the Dominican Republic with the intent of deposing Rafael Lenidas Trujillo Molina's dicatorial regime. Save for four of them, all were killed and/or executed by Trujillo's army. This feat would be the inspiration for a clandestine group that would seek to continue undermining Trujillo's power and would be called ""Movimiento Catorce de Junio"" (14th of June Movement)."
- June 14, 1962 "Anna Slesers becomes the first victim of Albert DeSalvo, better known as the Boston Strangler."
- June 14, 1962 "New Mexico Supreme Court in the case of Montoya v. Bolack, 70 N.M. 196, prohibited state and local governments from denying Indians the right to vote because they lived on a reservation."
- June 14, 1962 The European Space Research Organisation is established in Paris later becoming the European Space Agency.
- June 14, 1963 Valery Bykovsky in Vostok 5 orbits earth 81 times in 5 days
- June 14, 1965 "Beatles release the album ""Beatles VI"""
- June 14, 1965 "John Lennon's 2nd book ""A Spaniard in the Works"" is published"
- June 14, 1966 6 RAR arrives in South Vietnam
- June 14, 1966 "The Vatican announces the abolition of the index librorum prohibitum (index of prohibited books), which was originally instituted in 1557."
- June 14, 1967 Launch of Mariner V for Venus fly-by
- June 14, 1969 John & Yoko appear on David Frost's British TV Show
- June 14, 1975 "Janis Ian releases ""At 17"""
- June 14, 1976 """Gong Show"" premieres on TV (syndication)"
- June 14, 1976 "The trial begins at Oxford Crown Court of Donald Neilson, the killer known as the Black Panther."
- June 14, 1979 "Rock group ""Little Feat"" disbands"
- June 14, 1982 "Argentine forces surrender at Port Stanley. Argentina has lost more than 1,000 men including those who went down with the cruiser General Belgrano, Britain 243. Argentina has lost 74 planes and 7 helicopters, says Britain; Britain has lost 48 planes, says Argentina."
- June 14, 1982 Falklands War ends: Argentine forces in the capital Stanley unconditionally surrender to British forces.
- June 14, 1983 "5 killed in a fire at a Ramada Inn in Fort Worth, Tx"
- June 14, 1985 Lebanese Shiite Moslem gunmen hijack TWA 847 after Athens' takeoff
- June 14, 1985 "UK hist Schengen Agreement on abolition of border controls agreed between Belgium, France, West Germany, Luxembourg, and The Netherlands ? not implemented until 26 Mar 1995 when it also included Spain & Portugal ? by 2007 there are 30 states included"
- June 14, 1987 4th full-duration test firing of redesigned SRB motor
- June 14, 1989 Rocker Carol King gets a star in Hollywood's walk of fame
- June 14, 1991 Marshall Ledbetter occupies the Florida State Capitol.
- June 14, 1993 "A weeklong product tampering scare, later proven to be a hoax, occurs as customers throughout the USA discover syringes in unopened cans of Diet Pepsi Cola."
- June 14, 1993 "U.S. President Clinton selects Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a women's rights advocate, to serve on the Supreme Court."
- June 14, 1994 The New York Rangers end the 54 year Stanley Cup curse by defeating the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 in the Stanley Cup final Game 7. The series finished 4-3 to the Rangers.
- June 14, 1999 Thabo Mbeki is inaugurated as the President of South Africa.
- June 14, 2001 "China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan form the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation."
- June 14, 2002 "Twelve are killed and 50 injured by a car bomb explosion in front of the U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan."
- June 14, 2004 "The Workers Party of Bangladesh is split, as Khandaker Ali Abbas leaves to form a new party."
- June 14, 2005 Asafa Powell from Jamaica sets a new world record on the 100 m sprint in Athens with 9.77 seconds.
- June 14, 2007 The investment bank Bear Stearns Cos. Report a 10 percent decline in quarterly earnings as the mortgage market shows signs of cracking
- June 14, 2010 "Country music legend Jimmy Dean dies. Jimmy Dean is best known for his song ""Big Bad John."""