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What happened on June 14? There are more than 256 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About June 14

June 14 In HistoryJune 14 is the 165th day of the year 2018. There are 200 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday. This day falls under the 24th week of the year 2018.

On this day in Grant Town, West Virginia 26574 sunrise occured at 10:52 AM and sunset occured at 01:49 AM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Gemini. The modern birthstone for this month is Pearl while the mystical birthstone is Moonstone.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 236 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 5, 2019).

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Historical Events For June 14

  • 1276
    While taking exile in Fuzhou in southern China, away from the advancing Mongol invaders, the remnants of the Song Dynasty court hold the coronation ceremony for the young prince Zhao Shi, making him Emperor Duanzong of Song.
  • 1285
    Forces led by Prince Tran Quang Khai of Vietnam’s Tran Dynasty destroys most of the invading Mongol naval fleet in a battle at Chuong Duong.
  • 1287
    Kublai Khan defeated the force of Nayan and other traditionalist Borjigin princes in East Mongolia and Manchuria.
  • 1381
    Richard II of England meets leaders of Peasants’ Revolt on Blackheath. The Tower of London is stormed by rebels who enter without resistance.
  • 1645
    English Civil War: Battle of Naseby – 12,000 Royalist forces are beaten by 15,000 Parliamentarian soldiers.
  • 1648
    Margaret Jones is hanged in Boston for witchcraft in the first such execution for the Massachusetts colony.
  • 1775
    American Revolutionary War: the Continental Army is established by the Continental Congress, marking the birth of the United States Army.
  • 1777
    The Stars and Stripes is adopted by Congress as the Flag of the United States.
  • 1789
    Mutiny on the Bounty: Bounty mutiny survivors including Captain William Bligh and 18 others reach Timor after a nearly 7,400 km journey in an open boat.
  • 1789
    Whiskey distilled from maize is first produced by American clergyman the Rev Elijah Craig. It is named Bourbon because Rev Craig lived in Bourbon County, Kentucky.
  • 1800
    The French Army of First Consul Napoleon Bonaparte defeats the Austrians at the Battle of Marengo in Northern Italy and re-conquers Italy.
  • 1807
    Emperor Napoleon I’s French Grande Armee defeats the Russian Army at the Battle of Friedland in Poland (modern Russian Kaliningrad Oblast) ending the War of the Fourth Coalition.
  • 1821
    Badi VII, king of Sennar, surrenders his throne and realm to Isma'il Pasha, general of the Ottoman Empire, ending the existence of that Sudanese kingdom.
  • 1822
    Charles Babbage proposes a difference engine in a paper to the Royal Astronomical Society entitled “Note on the application of machinery to the computation of astronomical and mathematical tables”.
  • 1830
    Beginning of the French colonization of Algeria: 34,000 French soldiers begin their invasion of Algiers, landing 27 kilometers west at Sidi Fredj.
  • 1839
    Henley Royal Regatta: the village of Henley-on-Thames, on the River Thames in Oxfordshire, stages its first Regatta.
  • 1846
    Bear Flag Revolt begins – Anglo settlers in Sonoma, California, start a rebellion against Mexico and proclaim the California Republic.
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Battle of Second Winchester – a Union garrison is defeated by the Army of Northern Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley town of Winchester, Virginia.
  • 1863
    Second Assault on the Confederate works at the Siege of Port Hudson during the American Civil War.
  • 1872
    Trade unions are legalised in Canada.
  • 1900
    Hawaii becomes a United States territory.
  • 1900
    The Reichstag approves a second law that allows the expansion of the German navy.
  • 1907
    Norway adopts female suffrage.
  • 1919
    John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown depart St. John’s, Newfoundland on the first nonstop transatlantic flight.
  • 1926
    Brazil leaves the League of Nations
  • 1937
    Pennsylvania becomes the first (and only) state of the United States to celebrate Flag Day officially as a state holiday.
  • 1937
    U.S. House of Representatives passes the Marihuana Tax Act.
  • 1940
    A group of 728 Polish political prisoners from Tarnów become the first residents of the Auschwitz concentration camp.
  • 1940
    The Soviet Union presents an ultimatum to Lithuania resulting in Lithuanian loss of independence.
  • 1940
    World War II: Paris falls under German occupation, and Allied forces retreat.
  • 1941
    June deportation, the first major wave of Soviet mass deportations and murder of Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians, begins.
  • 1944
    World War II: After several failed attempts, the British Army abandons Operation Perch, its plan to capture the German-occupied town of Caen.
  • 1945
    World War II: Filipino troops of the 15th, 66th and 121st Infantry Regiment, Philippine Commonwealth Army, USAFIP-NL was completed and they liberating the captured in Ilocos Sur start the Battle of Bessang Pass in Northern Luzon.
  • 1945
    World War II: U.S and Filipino forces at the Battle of Bessang Pass in Ilocos Sur province in Northern Luzon.
  • 1947
    Roswell UFO incident A supposed UFO crash lands in Roswell, New Mexico
  • 1951
    UNIVAC I is dedicated by the U.S. Census Bureau.
  • 1952
    The keel is laid for the nuclear submarine USS Nautilus.
  • 1954
    U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a bill into law that places the words “under God” into the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance.
  • 1955
    Chile becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • 1959
    A group of Dominican exiles with leftist tendencies that departed from Cuba land in the Dominican Republic with the intent of deposing Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina. Save for four of them, all are killed and/or executed by Trujillo’s army.
  • 1959
    Disneyland Monorail System, the first daily operating monorail system in the Western Hemisphere, opens to the public in Anaheim, California.
  • 1962
    The European Space Research Organisation is established in Paris – later becoming the European Space Agency.
  • 1965
    Nguyen Cao Ky became Prime Minister of South Vietnam at the head of a military junta; General Nguyen Van Thieu became the figurehead chief of state.
  • 1966
    The Vatican announces the abolition of the Index Librorum Prohibitorum (index of prohibited books), which was originally instituted in 1557.
  • 1967
    Mariner program: Mariner 5 is launched toward Venus.
  • 1982
    The Falklands War ends: Argentine forces in the capital Stanley unconditionally surrender to British forces.
  • 1985
    TWA Flight 847 is hijacked by Hezbollah shortly after take-off from Athens, Greece.
  • 1994
    The 1994 Stanley Cup riot occurs after the New York Rangers win the Stanley Cup from Vancouver, causing an estimated C$1.1 million, thus forcing 200 arrests and injuries. One person is also left with permanent brain damage.

Who Were Born On June 14?

  • 1444
    Nilakantha Somayaji, Indian astronomer and mathematician (d. 1544)
  • 1479
    Giglio Gregorio Giraldi, Italian poet (d. 1552)
  • 1529
    Archduke Ferdinand II of Austria (d. 1595)
  • 1726
    James Hutton, Scottish naturalist (d. 1797)
  • 1796
    Nikolai Brashman, Russian mathematician (d. 1866)
  • 1798
    František Palacký, Czech scholar and politician (d. 1876)
  • 1801
    Heber C. Kimball, American religious leader (d. 1868)
  • 1811
    Harriet Beecher Stowe, American novelist and abolitionist (d. 1896)
  • 1812
    Fernando Wood, American politician (d. 1881)
  • 1819
    Henry J. Gardner, American politician (d. 1892)
  • 1820
    John Bartlett, American publisher (d. 1905)
  • 1855
    Robert La Follette, American politician (d. 1925)
  • 1856
    Andrey Markov, Russian mathematician (d. 1922)
  • 1864
    Alois Alzheimer, German physician (d. 1915)
  • 1868
    Karl Landsteiner, Austrian biologist and physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1943)
  • 1870
    Sophia of Prussia, Prussian-born consort of Constantine I of Greece (d. 1932)
  • 1871
    Jacob Ellehammer, Danish inventor (d. 1946)
  • 1872
    János Szlepecz, Slovene writer and priest (d. 1936)
  • 1877
    Jane Bathori, French mezzo-soprano (d. 1970)
  • 1884
    John McCormack, Irish tenor (d. 1945)
  • 1890
    May Allison, American actress (d. 1989)
  • 1893
    Siggie Nordstrom, Swedish singer (The Nordstrom Sisters) (d. 1980)
  • 1894
    Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg (d. 1924)
  • 1895
    Jack Adams, Canadian ice hockey player, coach and general manager (d. 1968)
  • 1899
    Yasunari Kawabata, Japanese writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1972)
  • 1903
    Alonzo Church, American mathematician and logician (d. 1995)
  • 1904
    Margaret Bourke-White, American photojournalist (d. 1971)
  • 1905
    Arthur Davis, American animator (d. 2000)
  • 1905
    Steve Broidy, American motion picture executive (d. 1991)
  • 1907
    Chico Landi, Brazilian racing driver (d. 1989)
  • 1907
    Nicolas Bentley, British writer and illustrator (d. 1978)
  • 1909
    Burl Ives, American musician (d. 1995)
  • 1910
    Rudolf Kempe, German conductor (d. 1976)
  • 1913
    Joe Morris, Canadian trade unionist (d. 1996)
  • 1914
    Pauline Moore, American actress (d. 2001)
  • 1916
    Dorothy McGuire, American actress (d. 2001)
  • 1917
    Atle Selberg, Norwegian mathematician (d. 2007)
  • 1917
    Lise Nørgaard, Danish journalist and writer
  • 1919
    Gene Barry, American actor (d. 2009)
  • 1919
    Sam Wanamaker, American actor (d. 1993)
  • 1922
    Kevin Roche, Irish architect
  • 1924
    James W. Black, British physician (d. 2010)
  • 1925
    Pierre Salinger, American journalist; John F. Kennedy’s Press Secretary (d. 2004)
  • 1926
    Don Newcombe, American baseball player
  • 1926
    Hermann Kant, German author
  • 1928
    Ernesto “Che” Guevara, Argentine Cuban revolution figure (d. 1967)
  • 1929
    Cy Coleman, American composer (d. 2004)
  • 1929
    Johnny Wilson, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2011)
  • 1931
    Junior Walker, American saxophonist and singer (Jr. Walker & the All Stars) (d. 1995)
  • 1931
    Marla Gibbs, American actress
  • 1932
    Joe Arpaio, American law enforcement officer
  • 1933
    Jerzy Kosiński, Polish-born American novelist (d. 1991)
  • 1933
    Vladislav Rastorotsky, Soviet gymnastics coach
  • 1936
    Irmelin Sandman Lilius, Finnish writer
  • 1936
    Renaldo “Obie” Benson, American singer (The Four Tops) (d. 2005)
  • 1937
    Jørgen Leth, Danish film director
  • 1939
    Steny Hoyer, American politician
  • 1940
    Jack Bannon, American actor
  • 1943
    Barry Burman, English figurative artist (d. 2001)
  • 1943
    Harold Wheeler, American composer
  • 1943
    John Miles, British racing driver
  • 1943
    Spooner Oldham, American musician
  • 1944
    Joe Grifasi, American actor
  • 1944
    Laurie Colwin, American author (d. 1992)
  • 1945
    Marilyn Schreffler, American voice actor (d. 1988)
  • 1945
    Rod Argent, English musician (The Zombies, Argent)
  • 1946
    Donald Trump, American businessman and entrepreneur
  • 1947
    Barry Melton, American guitarist (Country Joe and the Fish)
  • 1947
    Hiroshi Miyauchi, Japanese actor
  • 1948
    Laurence Yep, American author
  • 1949
    Alan White, British drummer (Yes)
  • 1949
    Harry Turtledove, American novelist
  • 1949
    Jim Lea, British musician (Slade)
  • 1950
    Rowan Williams, Welsh Archbishop of Canterbury
  • 1951
    Paul Boateng, British politician
  • 1952
    Leon Wieseltier, American writer
  • 1952
    Pat Summitt, American basketball coach
  • 1953
    David Thomas, American singer, songwriter, and musician (Rocket from the Tombs, Pere Ubu)
  • 1953
    Janet Mackey, New Zealand politician
  • 1954
    Will Patton, American actor
  • 1955
    Michael D. Duvall, American state politician
  • 1955
    Paul O'Grady, British comedian and television presenter
  • 1956
    Fred Funk, American professional golfer
  • 1956
    Gianna Nannini, Italian singer
  • 1956
    King Diamond, Danish singer (King Diamond, Mercyful Fate)
  • 1956
    Sam Irvin, American director and producer
  • 1957
    Maxi Jazz, British rapper (Faithless) and racing driver
  • 1957
    Suzanne Nora Johnson, American corporate executive
  • 1958
    Eric Heiden, American speed skater
  • 1959
    Marcus Miller, American jazz bassist and clarinetist
  • 1960
    Mike Laga, American baseball player
  • 1961
    Boy George, British singer (Culture Club)
  • 1961
    Koja, Serbian musician (Šarlo aktobata, Disciplina kičme)
  • 1961
    Sam Perkins, American basketball player
  • 1964
    Peter Gilliver, English lexicographer
  • 1966
    Matt Freeman, American musician
  • 1966
    Traylor Howard, American actress
  • 1968
    Campbell Brown, American journalist
  • 1968
    Eric Murdock, American basketball player
  • 1968
    Faizon Love, American actor
  • 1968
    Moses Scurry, American basketball player
  • 1968
    Yasmine Bleeth, American actress
  • 1969
    Éric Desjardins, Canadian hockey player
  • 1969
    Kyle Hebert, American voice actor
  • 1969
    MC Ren, American rapper
  • 1969
    Michael Gerber, American parodist
  • 1969
    Steffi Graf, German tennis player
  • 1971
    Bruce Bowen, American basketball player
  • 1971
    Ramon Vega, Swiss footballer
  • 1972
    Matthias Ettrich, German computer scientist (KDE)
  • 1972
    Michael Cade, American actor
  • 1972
    Rick Brunson, American basketball player
  • 1972
    Shaun Keaveny, British radio DJ
  • 1973
    Ceca Raznatovic, Serbian singer
  • 1973
    Sami Kapanen, Finnish hockey player
  • 1974
    Jang Jin-young, South Korean actress (d. 2009)
  • 1974
    Joshua Radin, American songwriter
  • 1974
    Phillip Rhys, British actor
  • 1975
    Bob Nanna, American musician (Braid, Hey Mercedes, The City on Film)
  • 1975
    Chris Onstad, American cartoonist
  • 1975
    Ryuji Miki, Japanese racing driver
  • 1976
    Alan Carr, British stand-up comedian and TV presenter
  • 1976
    Massimo Oddo, Italian footballer
  • 1977
    Chris McAlister, American football player
  • 1977
    Massimiliano Neri, Italian supermodel
  • 1978
    Annia Hatch, Cuban-American gymnast
  • 1978
    Diablo Cody, American screenwriter
  • 1978
    Steve Bégin, French-Canadian hockey player
  • 1981
    Chauncey Leopardi, American actor
  • 1981
    Lonneke Engel, Dutch model
  • 1982
    Jamie Green, British racing driver
  • 1982
    Lang Lang, Chinese pianist
  • 1983
    Hirofumi Araki, Japanese actor
  • 1983
    J.R. Martinez, American actor and soldier
  • 1983
    John Stocco, American football player
  • 1983
    Louis Garrel, French actor
  • 1984
    Lorenzo Booker, American football player
  • 1984
    Siobhán Donaghy, British singer (Sugababes)
  • 1984
    Yury Prilukov, Russian swimmer
  • 1985
    Andy Soucek, Spanish racing driver
  • 1986
    Jonathan Clare, English cricketer
  • 1987
    Andrew Cogliano, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1988
    Kevin McHale, American singer and actor
  • 1989
    Courtney Halverson, American actress
  • 1989
    Lucy Hale, American actress
  • 1991
    Kostas Manolas, Greek footballer
  • 1992
    Daryl Sabara, American actor

Who Died On June 14?

  • 1161
    Emperor Qinzong of China (b. 1100)
  • 1381
    Simon Sudbury, Archbishop of Canterbury (birth year unknown)
  • 1497
    Giovanni Borgia, Duke of Gandia (b. 1474)
  • 1544
    Antoine, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1489)
  • 1548
    Carpentras, French composer (b. c. 1470)
  • 1594
    Orlande de Lassus, Flemish composer (b. c. 1532)
  • 1662
    Henry Vane the Younger, English Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony and English Commonwealth Parliamentary leader (b. 1613)
  • 1674
    Marin le Roy de Gomberville, French writer (b. 1600)
  • 1703
    Jean Herauld Gourville, French adventurer (b. 1625)
  • 1794
    Francis Seymour-Conway, 1st Marquess of Hertford, Viceroy of Ireland (b. 1718)
  • 1800
    Jean-Baptiste Kleber, French general (b. 1753)
  • 1800
    Louis Charles Antoine Desaix, French military leader (b. 1768)
  • 1801
    Benedict Arnold, general and traitor in the American Revolution.
  • 1825
    Pierre Charles L'Enfant, French architect (b. 1754)
  • 1837
    Giacomo Leopardi, Italian writer (b. 1798)
  • 1883
    Edward FitzGerald, English poet (b. 1809)
  • 1886
    Alexander Ostrovsky, Russian dramatist (b. 1823)
  • 1907
    William Le Baron Jenny, American engineer and architect (b. 1832)
  • 1908
    Frederick Arthur Stanley, British Governor general of Canada (b. 1841)
  • 1914
    Adlai Stevenson I, American politician, 23rd U.S. Vice President (b. 1835)
  • 1916
    João Simões Lopes Neto, Brazilian writer (b. 1865)
  • 1920
    Max Weber, German sociologist (b. 1864)
  • 1926
    Mary Cassatt, American artist (b. 1843)
  • 1927
    Jerome K. Jerome, British author (b. 1859)
  • 1927
    Ottavio Bottecchia, Italian cyclist (b. 1894)
  • 1928
    Emmeline Pankhurst, British feminist (b. 1857)
  • 1932
    Dorimène Roy Desjardins, Canadian business pioneer (b. 1858)
  • 1936
    G. K. Chesterton, English writer (b. 1874)
  • 1936
    Hans Poelzig, German architect (b. 1869)
  • 1946
    John Logie Baird, Scottish television pioneer (b. 1888)
  • 1967
    Eddie Eagan, American sportsman (b. 1897)
  • 1968
    Salvatore Quasimodo, Italian writer, Nobel Laureate (b. 1901)
  • 1975
    Pablo Antonio, Filipino modernist architect (b. 1902)
  • 1977
    Robert Middleton, American actor (b. 1911)
  • 1979
    Ahmad Zahir, Afghan singer and composer (b. 1946)
  • 1986
    Alan Jay Lerner, American composer (b. 1918)
  • 1986
    Jorge Luis Borges, Argentine writer (b. 1899)
  • 1990
    Erna Berger, German soprano (b. 1900)
  • 1991
    Dame Peggy Ashcroft, British actress (b. 1907)
  • 1994
    Henry Mancini, American composer (b. 1924)
  • 1994
    Marcel Mouloudji, French singer and actor (b. 1922)
  • 1995
    Roger Zelazny, American fantasy and science fiction writer (b. 1937)
  • 1995
    Rory Gallagher, Irish guitarist (b. 1949)
  • 1997
    Richard Jaeckel, American actor (b. 1926)
  • 1999
    Bernie Faloney, American professional football player (b. 1932)
  • 2000
    Attilio Bertolucci, Italian poet and writer (b. 1911)
  • 2002
    June Jordan, American writer and teacher (b. 1936)
  • 2003
    Dale Whittington, American racing driver (b. 1959)
  • 2004
    Eamonn McGirr, Irish-born singer and entertainer
  • 2004
    Ulrich Inderbinen, Swiss mountain guide (b. 1900)
  • 2005
    Carlo Maria Giulini, Italian conductor (b. 1914)
  • 2005
    Mimi Parent, Canadian painter (b. 1924)
  • 2006
    Jean Roba, Belgian comics author (b. 1930)
  • 2006
    Monty Berman, British film and television producer (b. 1905)
  • 2007
    Kurt Waldheim, Austrian politician and statesman (b. 1918)
  • 2007
    Robin Olds, American fighter pilot (b. 1922)
  • 2007
    Ruth Graham, China-born wife of Billy Graham (b. 1920)
  • 2008
    Esbjörn Svensson, Swedish jazz pianist (b. 1964)
  • 2008
    Jamelão, Brazilian samba singer (b. 1913)
  • 2009
    Bob Bogle, American bassist and guitarist (The Ventures) (b. 1934)
  • 2009
    Ivan Della Mea, Italian singer-songwriter (b. 1940)


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