What Happened on June 14

Significant 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
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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?

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

On June 14, 1923

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 sci-fi 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
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