Events in History on 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.
  • 1381 Richard II in England meets leaders of Peasants' Revolt on Blackheath. The Tower of London is stormed by rebels who enter without resistance.

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1535 Emperor Charles V's fleet sails under Andrea Doria to Tunis

Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V
  • 1565 Catharina de Medici & Duke of Alva discuss Calvinism
  • 1597 At 4:30 AM Willem Barents leaves Novaya Zemlya for Netherlands
  • 1615 Jacques Le Maire sail to Zuidland/Terra Australis
  • 1623 1st breach-of-promise lawsuit: Rev Gerville Pooley, Va files against Cicely Jordan, he loses
  • 1634 Russia & Poland sign Peace treaty of Polianov
  • 1642 1st compulsory education law in America passed by Massachusetts

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1645 Battle of Naseby, Leicestershire: "New Model Army" under Oliver Cromwell & Thomas Fairfax beat royalists forces of English King Charles I

English Military and Political Leader Oliver Cromwell
English Military and Political Leader
Oliver Cromwell
King of England Charles I
King of England
Charles I
  • 1658 Battle at Dunes: English & French fleet beat Spanish
  • 1673 Battle at Schooneveld: Michiel de Ruyter beats French/English fleet
  • 1775 US Army first forms as the Continental Army to fight American Revolutionary War
  • 1777 US Continental Congress adopts the Stars & Stripes replacing the Grand Union flag
  • 1789 Capt William Bligh reaches Timor

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1797 Napoleon forms Ligurian Republic

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1800 Battle of Marengo (Alessandria): Bonaparte vs Austria
  • 1807 Emperor Napoleon I's French Grande Armee defeats the Russian Army at the Battle of Friedland in Prussia (modern Russian Kaliningrad Oblast) ending the War of the Fourth Coalition.
  • 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

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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"

Inventor Charles Babbage
Charles Babbage
  • 1834 Hardhat diving suit patented by Leonard Norcross, Dixfield, Maine
  • 1834 Sandpaper patented by Isaac Fischer Jr, Springfield, Vermont
  • 1839 First Henley Regatta held (it became the Henley Royal Regatta in 1851)
  • 1841 1st Canadian parliament opens in Kingston, Ontario
  • 1846 Belgian Liberal Party forms
  • 1846 California (Bear Flag) Republic proclaimed in Sonoma, declaring independence from Mexico

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1847 Robert Bunsen invents the Bunsen burner

Chemist Robert Bunsen
Robert Bunsen
  • 1850 Fire destroys part of San Francisco, starts in bakery chimney

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1861 Harpers Ferry evacuated by rebels in face of General George McClellan's advance

Union General George McClellan
Union General
George McClellan
  • 1863 Battle of 2nd Winchester, Virginia
  • 1864 US Union warship USS Kearsarge appears off Cherbourg
  • 1872 Trade unions are legalised in Canada.
  • 1876 1st player to hit for cycle (George Hall, Philadelphia Athletics)
  • 1876 California Street Cable Car Railroad Co gets its franchise
  • 1881 Player piano patented by John McTammany Jr (Cambridge, Mass)
  • 1898 France signs Niger Convention
  • 1900 Hawaiian Territorial Government begins
  • 1900 The Reichstag approves a second law that allows the expansion of the German navy.
  • 1900 Having been annexed to the USA on 12 August 1898, Hawaii is constituted as an organised territory
  • 1904 Dutch troops occupy Kuto Reh, Sumatra, killing all inhabitants
  • 1904 At the battle of Telissu, the Japanese rout the Russians and inflict heavy casualties
  • 1906 Pogrom against Jews in Bialystok, Polish Russia
  • 1907 Government of Transvaal sends home 50,000 Chinese day workers
  • 1907 Norway adopts female suffrage for middle class women only in parliamentary elections
  • 1908 Fourth German Navy Bill is passed authorising the financing the building of another four major warships.

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1913 The South African Government pass the Immigration Act, which restricts the entry and free movement of Asians; it leads to widespread agitation and rioting by resident Indians, led by Gandhi

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

1916 Democratic Convention convenes in St Louis; Woodrow Wilson campaigns on the slogan "he kept out of the war"

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • 1916 Representatives of eight Allied nations hold an economic conference in Paris at which they discuss ways to cripple their enemies economic power during and after the war
  • 1917 1st German air attack on England, 100+ killed in East London
  • 1917 Gen Pershing & his HQ staff arrived in Paris during WW I
  • 1919 1st nonstop air crossing of Atlantic (Alcock & Brown) leaves Newfoundland

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1922 US President Warren G. Harding is 1st US president to use radio, dedicates the Francis Scott Key memorial in Baltimore

29th US President Warren G. Harding
29th US President
Warren G. Harding
  • 1924 WOKO-AM radio begins transmitting from Albany NY

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

1928 Republican National Convention, meeting in KC, nominates Herbert Hoover for President

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • 1929 Prussia & Vatican sign Concord
  • 1931 French "St Philbert" overturns off St Nazaire France, drowns 450
  • 1931 Reinhard Heydrich's 1st meeting with Himmler
  • 1932 German government of von Papen forms

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1934 Hitler & Benito Mussolini meet in Vienna

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1934 Max Baer KO's Primo Carnera in 11 for HW box champ in Long Island City
  • 1934 WOQ-AM in KC Missouri goes off the air
  • 1935 Chaco War between Bolivia & Paraguay ends
  • 1936 Oranienburg Concentration Camp opens
  • 1938 Chlorophyll patented by Benjamin Grushkin
  • 1938 Dorothy Lathrop wins 1st Caldecott Medal (kid books author)
  • 1940 German forces enter Paris during WWII
  • 1940 Auschwitz concentration camp opens in Nazi controlled Poland with Polish POWs (approx. 3 million would die within its walls)
  • 1940 German U-47 sinks airship Balmoral
  • 1941 Ground broken for Boeing Plant II (ex-AFLC Plant 13) Wichita KS
  • 1941 Estonia loses 11,000 inhabitants as a consequence of mass deportations into Siberia
  • 1942 1st bazooka rocket gun produced Bridgeport Ct

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1942 Anne Frank begins her diary

Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank
Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust
Anne Frank
  • 1942 French government of Reynaud resigns
  • 1944 1st B-29 raid against mainland Japan

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1944 General Charles de Gaulle lands at Courselles France

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • 1946 Canadian Library Association established
  • 1948 Klemens Gottwald becomes president of Czechoslovakia
  • 1949 State of Vietnam forms, Bao Dai installed as Emperor
  • 1951 1st commercial computer, UNIVAC 1, enters service at Census Bureau
  • 1952 General strike in Tunisia
  • 1952 Keel laid for 1st nuclear powered sub USS Nautilus (4th to be named Nautilus)

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1953 Eisenhower condemns McCarthy's book burning proposal

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1953 Military coup by general Gustavo Rojas Pinilla in Colombia
  • 1953 Yanks sweep Indians 6-2, 3-0 before 74,708 win streak at 18 straight
  • 1954 President Eisenhower signs order adding words "under God" to the Pledge
  • 1955 Chile becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • 1957 42.0 cm rain falls on East St Louis, Illinois (state record)
  • 1957 Edouard Carpentier beats Lou Thesz, to become NWA wrestling champion
  • 1958 British parachutists lands on Cyprus
  • 1961 106°F, hottest temperature in SF
  • 1962 Albert DeSalvo, better known as the Boston Strangler, murders Anna Slesers, his first victim.
  • 1962 The European Space Research Organisation is established in Paris - later becoming the European Space Agency.
  • 1963 Valery Bykovsky in Vostok 5 orbits earth 81 times in 5 days
  • 1966 Dutch police beat construction workers, 60 injured
  • 1967 Mariner 5 Launch (Venus Flyby)
  • 1967 USSR launches Kosmos 166 for observation of Sun from Earth orbit
  • 1968 Off duty Dutch military permitted to wear regular clothing
  • 1972 Tropical storm (later hurricane) Agnes forms over Yucatán Peninsula
  • 1972 Members of the NI Social Democratic and Labour Party hold a meeting with representatives of the Irish Republican Army in Derry; the IRA representatives outline their conditions for talks with the British Government
  • 1973 46th National Spelling Bee: Barrie Trinkle wins spelling vouchsafe

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1973 US President Richard Nixon administration imposes 60-day economy-wide price freeze, superseding Special Rule No. 1 for oil companies

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1975 Janis Ian releases "At Seventeen"
  • 1975 USSR launches Venera 10 for Venus landing
  • 1976 "Gong Show" premieres on TV (syndication)
  • 1976 12th Mayor's Trophy Game Yanks beat Mets 8-4
  • 1978 Down 9-7 in 10th with 2 outs, Yanks Paul Blair hits a 3 run HR
  • 1978 Sierra Leone adopts constitution
  • 1979 Rock group "Little Feat" disbands
  • 1982 Argentina surrenders to Britain, ending the 74-day Falklands Islands conflict
  • 1983 5 killed in a fire at a Ramada Inn in Fort Worth, Tx
  • 1984 Southern Baptist convention decide on no women clergy members
  • 1985 Lebanese Shiite Muslim extremists hijacked TWA Flight 847
  • 1987 4th full-duration test firing of redesigned SRB motor
  • 1988 Woman sues Chuck Berry for $5,000,000, alleges he hit her
  • 1989 Groundbreaking begins in Minn on world's largest mall
  • 1989 Zsa Zsa Gabor arrested for slapping Beverly Hills motorcycle patrolman
  • 1990 NL announces plans to expand from 12 to 14 teams for 1993 season
  • 1990 Supreme Court rules police check for drunk drivers constitutional
  • 1991 Leroy Burrell of USA sets 100m record (9.90) in NYC
  • 1991 Space Shuttle STS 40 (Columbia 12) lands
  • 1992 Mona Van Duyn is named 1st female US poet laureate
  • 1992 Ozzie Smith breaks Roy McMillan's NL mark by taking part in his 1,305th career double play
  • 1993 Japanese space probe Sakigake passes Earth
  • 1993 Tansu Ciller appointed 1st female premier of Turkey
  • 1995 Giants infielder Mike Benjamin goes 6-for-7 in 13-inning 4-3 win
  • 1996 Karl Krikken out handled the ball for Derbyshire v Indians
  • 2001 China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan form the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.
  • 2012 An explosion at an Indian steel plant kills 11 people and severely injures 16
  • 2012 The world's first stem-cell assisted vein transplant is undertaken by Swedish doctors on a 10 year old girl

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2013 Hassan Rouhani is elected President of Iran

President of Iran Hassan Rouhani
President of Iran
Hassan Rouhani
  • 2013 Massive flooding occurs in northern India killing up to 10,000 people

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2013 The US government charges NSA leaker Edward Snowden with violating the Espionage Act and theft of government property

NSA Contractor Edward Snowden
NSA Contractor
Edward Snowden
  • 2014 49 people are killed after a Ukrainian Ilyushin Il-76 airlifter is shot down
  • 2014 Alexander Stubb becomes Prime Minister of Finland
  • 2016 First mammal made extinct by human-induced climate change announced - the Bramble Cay melomys from Torres Strait