On This Day in History for June 14

Events in History

  • 1206 Chinese southern Song dynasty officially declares war on the northern Jin dynasty
  • 1276 While taking exile in Fuzhou, southern China, from advancing Mongol invaders, remnants of the Song Dynasty court hold coronation ceremony for young prince Zhao Shi, making him Emperor Duanzong of Song
  • 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.
  • 1535 Emperor Charles V's fleet sails under Andrea Doria to Tunis
  • 1565 Catharina de Medici and Duke of Alva discuss Calvinism
  • 1597 At 4:30 AM Willem Barents leaves Novaya Zemlya for Netherlands
  • 1615 Jacques Le Maire sails to Zuidland/Terra Australis
  • 1623 1st breach-of-promise lawsuit: Rev Gerville Pooley, Virginia files against Cicely Jordan, he loses
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Weddings in History

  • 1541 Duke Willem van Gulik of Gelre marries Jeanne d'Albret
  • 1871 Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro (40) weds Julie Vellay in London
  • 1950 American sci-fi writer "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" Philip K Dick marries 2nd wife Kleo Apostolides

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