What Happened on June 14

Historical Events

  • 1381 Richard II in England meets leaders of the 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 and extermination camp opens in Nazi controlled Poland with Polish POWs, later expanded to include civilian Jews and gypsies (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 Great Britain, ending the 74-day Falklands Islands conflict
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Jun 14 in Film & TV

  • 2002 "The Bourne Identity" directed by Doug Liman and starring Matt Damon is released in the US

Jun 14 in Music

  • 1923 Recording of 1st country music hit (Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane)

Jun 14 in Sport

  • 1966 Miami beats St Petersburg (Florida State League) 4-3 in 29 innings longest uninterrupted game in organized baseball

Did You Know?

US Continental Congress adopts the Stars & Stripes flag, designed by Francis Hopkinson, replacing the Grand Union flag

On June 14, 1777

Would You Believe?

First mammal made extinct by human-induced climate change announced - the Bramble Cay melomys from Torres Strait

On June 14, 2016

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

Famous Divorces

  • 1941 American stage and screen actress Tallulah Bankhead (39) divorces American actor John Emery (36) in Reno, Nevada after less than 4 years of marriage
  • 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

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