On This Day

On This Day in History for June 14 (Part 2)

Events in History

  • 1975 USSR launches Venera 10 for Venus landing
  • 1976 "Gong Show" premieres on TV (syndication)
  • 1978 Sierra Leone adopts constitution
  • 1979 Rock group "Little Feat" disbands

UKArgentine Soldiers Surrender in the Falklands

1982 Argentina surrenders to Great Britain, ending the 74-day Falklands Islands conflict

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Argentinian prisoners of war are marched in Port Stanley after they surrendered in the Falklands War
Argentinian prisoners of war are marched in Port Stanley after they surrendered in the Falklands War
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  • 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 Minnesota on world's largest mall

KnightedKnighthood

1989 Ronald Reagan is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II (honorary knighthood)

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993 Ruth Bader Ginsburg is nominated to the United States Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 2020 India reports surge of nearly 12,000 a day confirmed coronavirus COVID-19 cases (320,922 overall), the world's fourth-affected country, as death toll hits 9,195

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