14 June

14 June

June 14 is the 165th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 200 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about June 14th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about June 14th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • Flag Day
  • National Bourbon Day
  • World Blood Donor Day
  • International Bath Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – June 14

2002: A large asteroid just misses the Earth

2002 MN, a 73-meter lump, was three times closer to Earth than the Moon. It was first discovered three days after its closest approach.

1982: The Falklands War ends

After 74 days of fighting, British troops captured the capital, Stanley, prompting the Argentine forces to surrender and return the islands to British control.

1949: Albert II becomes the first monkey in space

The rhesus monkey was one of several animals used for testing purposes before sending humans into space. Albert II survived his ascent to 134 km (83 mi) altitude but died on his return to Earth due to a parachute failure.

1940: German troops occupy Paris

The fall of Paris marked the end of Germany’s attacks on the western front. In the Armistice of Compiègne, three-fifths of France was declared occupied.

1919: Alcock and Brown take off for the first non-stop transatlantic flight

The British aviators began their journey in St. John’s, Newfoundland and reached Galway in Ireland less than 16 hours later. One month earlier, Albert Cushing Read flew across the Atlantic, but his flight included a stop in the Azores Islands.

1964: Che Guevara and Algerian president Ahmed Ben Bella in Algiers, 1964

Che Guevara and Algerian president Ahmed Ben Bella in Algiers, 1964

1942: Japanese-Canadians living at an internment camp while building the Yellowhead Highway in Western Canada, 1942.

Japanese-Canadians living at an internment camp while building the Yellowhead Highway in Western Canada, 1942.

1893: Interior of the passenger liner ‘Lucania’ (1893) showing the upper platform of the Engine Room. A view of one of the two sets of triple-expansion engines. Gelatin dry plate.

Interior of the passenger liner ‘Lucania’ (1893) showing the upper platform of the Engine Room. A view of one of the two sets of triple-expansion engines. Gelatin dry plate.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, June 14

1969: Steffi Graf, German tennis player

1961: Boy George, English singer-songwriter, producer

1950: Rowan Williams, Welsh bishop, poet, theologian, 104th Archbishop of Canterbury

1946: Donald Trump, American businessman, 45th President of the United States

1928: Che Guevara, Argentine/Cuban physician, author, intellectual, diplomat, theorist

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, June 14

1986: Jorge Luis Borges, Argentine writer

1928: Emmeline Pankhurst, British political activist, suffragette

1920: Max Weber, German economist, sociologist

1886: Alexander Ostrovsky, Russian playwright

1662: Henry Vane the Younger, English/American politician


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