14 JUNE
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1811
  • John Bartlett, 1820
  • Alois Alzheimer, 1864
  • Major Bowes, 1874
  • Margaret Bourke-White, 1904
  • Burl Ives, 1909
  • Lash LaRue, 1917
  • Dorothy Mcguire, 1918
  • Pierre Salinger, 1925
  • Che Guevara, 1928
  • Cy Coleman, 1929
  • Jerzy Kosinski, 1933
  • Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, 1934
  • Rod Argent, 1945
  • Marla Gibbs, 1946
  • Donald Trump, 1946
  • Sir Antony Sher, 1949
  • Boy George, 1961
  • Steffi Graf, 1969
  • Lang Lang, 1982

Died On This Day:

  • Benedict Arnold, 1801
  • Adlai E. Stevenson Sr., 1914
  • Mary Cassatt, 1926
  • Jerome K. Jerome, 1927
  • Emmeline Pankhurst, 1928
  • G. K. Chesterton, 1936
  • Maxim Gorky, 1936
  • Major Bowes, 1946
  • John Logie Baird, 1946
  • Jorge Luis Borges, 1986
  • Alan Jay Lerner, 1986
  • Marlin Perkins, 1986
  • Dame Peggy Ashcroft, 1991
  • Henry Mancini, 1994
  • Kurt Waldheim, 2007

Today's Events:

  • 1381 - Rebels of the Peasants' Revolt under Wat Tyler behead Archbishop of Canterbury in Tower of London.
  • 1645 - Battle of Naseby (near Northamptonshire) - decisive battle of the first English Civil War; King Charles I army destroyed by Parliamentarians under Sir Thomas Fairfax and Oliver Cromwell.
  • 1648 - First U.S. Witchcraft trial: Margaret Jones of Charlestown, Mass. hanged for being a witch.
  • 1658 - French triumph over Spanish at Battle of Dunes (Dunkirk).
  • 1775 - U.S. Army founded.
  • 1777 - Stars and Stripes becomes official flag of U.S. in resolution passed by Continental Congress.
  • 1800 - Victory of Napoleon over Austrians at Battle of Marengo
  • 1807 - Napoleon victorious over Russians in Battle of Friedland.
  • 1834 - Diving suit patented by Leonard Norcross of Dixfield ME.
  • 1846 - Settlers at Sonoma proclaim the republic of California, a prelude to U.S. annexation of territory.
  • 1873 - Discovery of the ruins of Troy by Heinrich Schliemann.
  • 1881 - Player Piano patented by John McTammany Jr. of Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1900 - Hawaiian Islands constituted U.S. territory.
  • 1907 - Female suffrage in Norway; 300,000 women now eligible to vote as long as taxes have been paid.
  • 1919 - First non-stop transatlantic flight by Alcock and Brown takes off from St. Johns Newfoundland.
  • 1922 - Warren Harding becomes first president to be heard on radio - dedicates Francis Scott Key Memorial.
  • 1938 - Chlorophyll patented by Dr. Benjamin Gruskin of Philadelphia.
  • 1940 - German Army enters Paris.
  • 1940 - Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland begins extermination of Jews in gas chambers.
  • 1942 - General Electric Co of Bridgeport, CT produces the first bazooka rocket gun.
  • 1951 - Univac 1, successor to ENIAC computer, goes into service at the US Bureau of the Census, Philly.
  • 1957 - Elvis Presley has first number one hit in Britain - All Shook Up.
  • 1958 - French forces withdraw from Morocco.
  • 1964 - World record tiger shark weighing 1,780 lbs. caught off Cherry Grove, SC by angler Walter Maxwell.
  • 1982 - Argentine governor surrenders to British in short Battle of Falkland Islands.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Methodius of Constantinople
  • Basil the Great

Holiday:

  • Flag Day in U. S. (since 1916)
  • Day of Amaterasu-Japanese Sun Goddess
  • California Republic Day

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • SAVITRI-VRATA, Hindu Festival for women
  • TANO FESTIVAL (Korea) on 5th day of 5th lunar month.
  • TUAN WU CHIEH or Dragon Boat Festival (China) 5th day of 5th lunar month.
  • SHAVUOT or Feast of Weeks (Jewish), on 6th or 7th of lunar month Sivan.
  • ASCENSION (Christian) 40th day after Easter.
  • PENTECOST (Christian) or Whitsunday (Anglican) 50 days after Easter.
  • TRINITY SUNDAY (Christian), Sunday after Pentecost.
  • CORPUS CHRISTI (Christian), Thursday after Trinity Sunday.
  • FATHER'S DAY (U.S.) Third Sunday in June.
  • ARANYA SHASHTI, Hindu Festival honoring god of the forest
  • RATHA YATRA, Hindu Festival of Car Procession of Vishnu
  • CHI HSI, Festival of the Milky Way in China (seventh day of the seventh moon)
  • CHUNG YÜAN, Festival of the Dead in China (fifteenth day of the seventh moon)
  • GAY AND LESBIAN PRIDE DAY - Last Sunday in June
  • CHAGU-CHAGU UMAKKO or horse Festival in Morioka celebrated second Saturday in June
  • HARE KRISHNA RATHA YATRA CHARIOT CARNIVAL celebrated 3rd week in June.
  • AMBUBACHI MELA Festival at Kamakhya temple in Guwahati, India celebrated third week in June for 5 days

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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