On This Day

Historical Events on June 14 (Part 2)

  • 2015 Women's PGA Championship, Westchester CC: 3-peat for Inbee Park; beats fellow South Korean Kim Sei-young by 5 strokes; previously LPGA Championship

Sports History

2015 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, Belmont CC: Defending champion Bernhard Langer of Germany wins by 6 strokes ahead of runner-up Kirk Triplett

  • 2016 First mammal made extinct by human-induced climate change announced - the Bramble Cay melomys from Torres Strait
  • 2017 Leo Varadkar formally elected Irish Prime Minister (taoiseach) in Dáil ceremony in Dublin - youngest Irish Prime Minister at 38 and 1st openly gay
  • 2017 US Senate approves new sanctions against Russia as punishment for meddling in the 2016 election
  • 2017 Bernie Sanders supporter opens fire at Republican politicians practising baseball near Washington, D.C., injuring 4
  • 2017 US Library of Congress names Tracey K. Smith as Poet Laureate
  • 2017 Fire in Grenfell Tower block in London, England kills 79 and injures 37
  • 2018 US Justice Department concludes James Comey was "insubordinate" in his handling of Hilliary Clinton investigation in 2016
  • 2018 Malaysia's national debt reassessed at $250 billion, up from previous estimate $170 billion, 80% of gross domestic product

FIFA World Cup

2018 21st FIFA World Cup opens at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia with British singer Robbie Williams and Russian soprano Aida Garifullina performing

  • 2018 US government confirms 1500 boys being held separated from their parents in Casa Padre, shelter facility for illegal immigrants in a former Walmart in Brownsville, Texas
  • 2019 Swiss women hold a national strike over the country's slow pace towards equality
  • 2019 Petition to create world's first "time free zone" on Sommaroy island which has complete daylight for 2 months, delivered to the Norwegian parliament

Album Release

2019 Columbia Records releases Bruce Springsteen's 19th studio album "Western Stars"

  • 2020 India reports surge of nearly 12,000 a day confirmed COVID-19 cases (320,922 overall), the world's fourth-affected country, as death toll hits 9,195
  • 2021 Heatwave event begins across western US and Canadian states with Denver at 101 degrees and Helena 105 degrees

Sports History

2021 Cristiano Ronaldo removes sponsors coke bottles from his press table at the European Championships, prompting the company share price to drop $4 billion