Tuesday, September 17, 2019 (Week 38)

June 14 in History

What happened on June 14 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on june 14 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on june 14 in history.

1995
Chechen rebels take 2,000 people hostage in a hospital in Russia.
1989
Congressman William Gray, an African American, is elected Democratic Whip of the House of Representatives.
1985
Gunmen hijack a passenger jet over the Middle East.
1982
Argentina surrenders to the United Kingdom ending the Falkland Islands War.
1965
A military triumvirate takes control in Saigon, South Vietnam.
1954
Americans take part in the first nation-wide civil defense test against atomic attack.
1951
UNIVAC, the first computer built for commercial purposes, is demonstrated in Philadelphia by Dr. John W. Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert, Jr.
1949
The State of Vietnam is formed.
1945
Burma is liberated by the British.
1944
Boeing B-29 bombers conduct their first raid against mainland Japan.
1942
The Supreme Court rules that requiring students to salute the American flag is unconstitutional.
1940
German forces occupy Paris.
1932
Representative Edward Eslick dies on the floor of the House of Representatives while pleading for the passage of the bonus bill.
1927
Nicaraguan President Porfirio Diaz signs a treaty with the U.S. allowing American intervention in his country.
1922
President Warren G. Harding becomes the first president to speak on the radio.
1919
John William Alcott and Arthur Whitten Brown take off from St. John’s, Newfoundland, for Clifden, Ireland, on the first nonstop transatlantic flight.
1907
Women in Norway win the right to vote.
1893
The city of Philadelphia observes the first Flag Day.
1864
At the Battle of Pine Mountain, Georgia, Confederate General Leonidas Polk is killed by a Union shell.
1846
A group of settlers declare California to be a republic.
1789
Captain William Bligh of the HMS Bounty arrives in Timor in a small boat. He had been forced to leave his ship when his crew mutinied.
1777
The Continental Congress authorizes the “stars and stripes” flag for the new United States.
1775
The U.S. Army is founded when the Continental Congress authorizes the muster of troops.
1645
Oliver Cromwell‘s army routs the king’s army at Naseby.
1642
Massachusetts passes the first compulsory education law in the colonies.
1381
The Peasants’ Revolt, led by Wat Tyler, climaxes when rebels plunder and burn the Tower of London and kill the Archbishop of Canterbury.

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