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June 14th, 2004 (June 14 2004)EventThe Workers Party of Bangladesh is split, as Khandaker Ali Abbas leaves to form a new party.
June 14th, 2001 (June 14 2001)EventChina, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan form the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.
June 14th, 1985 (June 14 1985)EventTWA Flight 847 is hijacked by Hezbollah shortly after take-off from Athens, Greece.
June 14th, 1982 (June 14 1982)EventThe Falklands War ends: Argentine forces in the capital Stanley unconditionally surrender to British forces.
June 14th, 1976 (June 14 1976)EventThe trial begins at Oxford Crown Court of Donald Neilson, the killer known as the Black Panther.
June 14th, 1967 (June 14 1967)EventMariner program: Mariner 5 is launched toward Venus.
June 14th, 1966 (June 14 1966)EventThe Vatican announces the abolition of the index librorum prohibitum (index of prohibited books), which was originally instituted in 1557.
June 14th, 1962 (June 14 1962)EventAlbert DeSalvo, better known as the Boston Strangler, murders Anna Slesers, his first victim.
June 14th, 1962 (June 14 1962)EventThe European Space Research Organisation is established in Paris - later becoming the European Space Agency.
June 14th, 1962 (June 14 1962)EventThe New Mexico Supreme Court in the case of Montoya v. Bolack, 70 N.M. 196, prohibits state and local governments from denying Indians the right to vote because they live on a reservation.
June 14th, 1959 (June 14 1959)EventA group of Dominican exiles with leftist tendencies that departed from Cuba land in the Dominican Republic with the intent of deposing Rafael Leonidas Trujillo Molina. Save for four of them, all were killed and/or executed by Trujillo s army. This feat would be the inspiration for a clandestine group that would seek to continue undermining Trujillo s power and would be called "Movimiento Catorce de Junio" (14th of June Movement).
June 14th, 1955 (June 14 1955)EventChile becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
June 14th, 1954 (June 14 1954)EventU.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a bill into law that places the words "under God" into the United States Pledge of Allegiance.Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes
June 14th, 1952 (June 14 1952)EventThe keel is laid for the nuclear submarine USS Nautilus.
June 14th, 1951 (June 14 1951)EventUNIVAC I is dedicated by U.S. Census Bureau.
June 14th, 1942 (June 14 1942)EventAnne Frank begins to keep a diary.Anne Frank Quotes
June 14th, 1941 (June 14 1941)EventSoviet mass deportations and murder of Estonians, Lithuanians and Latvians, the June deportation, begin.
June 14th, 1940 (June 14 1940)EventWorld War II: Paris falls under German occupation, and Allied forces retreat.
June 14th, 1940 (June 14 1940)EventWorld War II: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs into law the Naval Expansion Act which aims to increase the United States Navy s tonnage by 11%.
June 14th, 1940 (June 14 1940)EventA group of 728 Polish political prisoners from Tarnow become the first residents of the Auschwitz concentration camp.
June 14th, 1938 (June 14 1938)EventAction Comics issue one was released, introducing Superman.
June 14th, 1937 (June 14 1937)EventPennsylvania becomes the first (and only) state of the United States to celebrate Flag Day officially as a state holiday.
June 14th, 1937 (June 14 1937)EventU. S. House of Representatives passes the 1937 Marihuana Tax Act.
June 14th, 1934 (June 14 1934)EventJames J. Braddock scores one of the most upsetting victories in of his boxing career by beating John "Corn" Griffinroughly marking the advent of his comeback to success and eventually winning World Heavyweight championship.
June 14th, 1926 (June 14 1926)EventBrazil leaves the League of Nations
June 14th, 1919 (June 14 1919)EventJohn Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown depart St. John s, Newfoundland on the first nonstop transatlantic flight.
June 14th, 1908 (June 14 1908)EventFourth German Navy Bill is passed authorising the financing the building of another four major warships.
June 14th, 1907 (June 14 1907)EventNorway adopts female suffrage.
June 14th, 1900 (June 14 1900)EventHawaii becomes a United States territory.
June 14th, 1900 (June 14 1900)EventThe Reichstag approves a second law that allows the expansion of the German navy.
June 14th, 1872 (June 14 1872)EventTrade unions are legalised in Canada.
June 14th, 1863 (June 14 1863)EventAmerican 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.
June 14th, 1846 (June 14 1846)EventBear Flag Revolt beginsAnglo settlers in Sonoma, California, start a rebellion against Mexico and proclaim the California Republic.
June 14th, 1839 (June 14 1839)EventHenley Royal Regatta: the village of Henley, on the River Thames in Oxfordshire, stages its first Regatta.
June 14th, 1822 (June 14 1822)EventCharles 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".Charles Babbage Quotes
June 14th, 1821 (June 14 1821)EventBadi VII, king of Sennar, surrenders his throne and realm to Ismail Pasha, general of the Ottoman Empire, ending the existence of that Sudanese kingdom.
June 14th, 1807 (June 14 1807)EventEmperor 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.
June 14th, 1800 (June 14 1800)EventThe French Army of First Consul Napoleon Bonaparte defeats the Austrians at the Battle of Marengo in Northern Italy and re-conquers Italy.Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes
June 14th, 1789 (June 14 1789)EventMutiny on the Bounty: Bounty mutiny survivors including Captain William Bligh and 18 others reach Timor after a nearly 7,400 km (4,000-mile) journey in an open boat.
June 14th, 1789 (June 14 1789)EventWhisky 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.
June 14th, 1777 (June 14 1777)EventThe Stars and Stripes is adopted by Congress as the Flag of the United States.
June 14th, 1775 (June 14 1775)EventAmerican Revolutionary War: the Continental Army is established by the Continental Congress, marking the birth of the United States Army.
June 14th, 1648 (June 14 1648)EventMargaret Jones is hanged in Boston for witchcraft in the first such execution for the Massachusetts colony.
June 14th, 1645 (June 14 1645)EventEnglish Civil War: Battle of Naseby - 12,000 Royalist forces are beaten by 15,000 Parliamentarian soldiers.
June 14th, 1381 (June 14 1381)EventRichard II in England meets leaders of Peasants Revolt on Blackheath. The Tower of London is stormed by rebels who enter without resistance.
June 14th, 1276 (June 14 1276)EventWhile 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.

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