What Happened on June 14

Historical Events

  • 1381 Richard II in England meets leaders of Peasants' Revolt on Blackheath. The Tower of London is stormed by rebels who enter without resistance.
  • 1645 Battle of Naseby, Leicestershire: "New Model Army" under Oliver Cromwell & Thomas Fairfax beat royalists forces of English King Charles I
  • 1821 Badi VII, king of Sennar, surrenders his throne and realm to Ismail Pasha, general of the Ottoman Empire, bringing the 300 year old Sudanese kingdom to an end
  • 1940 Auschwitz concentration camp opens in Nazi controlled Poland with Polish POWs (approx. 3 million would die within its walls)
  • 1941 Estonia loses 11,000 inhabitants as a consequence of mass deportations into Siberia
  • 1982 Argentina surrenders to Britain, ending the 74-day Falklands Islands conflict
More Historical Events

Did You Know?

US Continental Congress adopts the Stars & Stripes replacing the Grand Union flag

On June 14, 1777

Famous Weddings

  • 1541 Duke Willem van Gulik of Gelre marries Jeanne d'Albret
  • 1871 Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro (40) weds Julie Vellay in London
  • 1904 Ragtime composer Scott Joplin (35) weds Freddie Alexander (19) in Arkansas
  • 1936 Singer and cowboy actor Roy Rogers (24) weds Arlene Wilkins in Roswell, New Mexico
  • 1950 American science fiction writer "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" Philip K Dick marries 2nd wife Kleo Apostolides

Famous Divorces

  • 1960 Actress Laraine Day (39) divorces manager Leo Durocher (53) due to incompatibility after 12 years of marriage
  • 2012 New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton (48) divorces Beth Shuey due to conflict of personalities after nearly 20 years of marriage
More Weddings & Divorces