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14th June is the 165th day of the year (166th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 200 days remain until the end of the year. Today also marks World Blood Donor Day. Find out some important events that occurred on this day in history.


Historical events

1276 — While taking exile in Fuzhou, southern China, from advancing Mongol invaders, remnants of the Song Dynasty court hold coronation ceremony for young prince Zhao Shi, making him Emperor Duanzong of Song.

1642 — The first compulsory education law in America passed by Massachusetts.

1797 — Napoleon forms the Ligurian Republic.

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”.

1834 — Hardhat diving suit patented by Leonard Norcross, Dixfield, Maine.

1834 — Sandpaper patented by Isaac Fischer Jr, Springfield, Vermont.

1846 — California (Bear Flag) Republic proclaimed in Sonoma, declaring independence from Mexico.

1847 — Robert Bunsen invents the Bunsen burner.

1881 — Player piano patented by John McTammany Jr (Cambridge, Massachusetts).


14th June in the 20th Century

1907 — Norway adopts female suffrage for middle-class women only in parliamentary elections.

1913 — The South African Government pass the Immigration Act, which restricts the entry and free movement of Asians; it leads to widespread agitation and rioting by resident Indians, led by Gandhi.

1934 — Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini meet in Vienna.

1938 — Chlorophyll patented by Benjamin Grushkin.

1941 — Estonia loses 11,000 inhabitants as a consequence of mass deportations into Siberia.

1942 — The first bazooka rocket gun produced (Bridgeport, Connecticut).

1942 — Jewish victim and diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank begins her diary.

1946 — Canadian Library Association established.

1946 — Musician Nat King Cole records “The Christmas Song” for the first time.

1951 — The first commercial computer, UNIVAC 1, enters service at Census Bureau.

1952 — Jim Peters runs world record marathon (2:20:42.2).


More dates

1952 — Keel laid for the first nuclear-powered sub-USS Nautilus (fourth to be named Nautilus).

1953 — Singer and cultural icon Elvis Presley graduates from L. C. Humes High School in Memphis, Tennessee.

1962 — Albert DeSalvo, better known as the Boston Strangler, murders Anna Slesers, his first victim.

1962 — The European Space Research Organisation is established in Paris – later becoming the European Space Agency.

1967 — California Governor Ronald Reagan signs the Therapeutic Abortion Act, legalizing abortions in the state under certain circumstances, the second state after Colorado to do so.

1975 — USSR launches Venera 10 for Venus landing.

1978 — Sierra Leone adopts its constitution.

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

1984 — Southern Baptist convention decide on no women clergy members.

1989 — Groundbreaking begins in Minnesota on world’s largest mall.

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

1991 — “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” opens directed by Kevin Reynolds and starring Kevin Costner and Morgan Freeman.


14th June in the 21st Century

2002 — “The Bourne Identity” directed by Doug Liman and starring Matt Damon releases in the US.

2012 — The world’s first stem-cell assisted vein transplant is undertaken by Swedish doctors on a 10-year-old girl.

2016 — The first mammal made extinct by human-induced climate change announced – the Bramble Cay melomys from Torres Strait.

2018 — Malaysia’s national debt reassessed at $250 billion, up from a previous estimate $170 billion, 80% of gross domestic product.

2018 — 21st FIFA World Cup opens at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia. British singer Robbie Williams and Russian soprano Aida Garifullina perform.

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.

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