About June 14

June 14, 2024 is the 166th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 200 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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Gemini is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 229 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On June 14

  • 1276
    While 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.
  • 1285
    Forces led by Prince Tran Quang Khai of Vietnam’s Tran Dynasty destroys most of the invading Mongol naval fleet in a battle at Chuong Duong.
  • 1287
    Kublai Khan defeated the force of Nayan and other traditionalist Borjigin princes in East Mongolia and Manchuria.
  • 1645
    English Civil War: Battle of Naseby – 12,000 Royalist forces are beaten by 15,000 Parliamentarian soldiers.
  • 1648
    Margaret Jones is hanged in Boston for witchcraft in the first such execution for the Massachusetts colony.
  • 1789
    Whiskey 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.
  • 1821
    Badi VII, king of Sennar, surrenders his throne and realm to Isma'il Pasha, general of the Ottoman Empire, ending the existence of that Sudanese kingdom.
  • 1830
    Beginning of the French colonization of Algeria: 34,000 French soldiers begin their invasion of Algiers, landing 27 kilometers west at Sidi Fredj.
  • 1900
    The Reichstag approves a second law that allows the expansion of the German navy.
  • 1907
    Norway adopts female suffrage.
  • 1926
    Brazil leaves the League of Nations
  • 1940
    World War II: Paris falls under German occupation, and Allied forces retreat.
  • 1941
    June deportation, the first major wave of Soviet mass deportations and murder of Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians, begins.
  • 1944
    World War II: After several failed attempts, the British Army abandons Operation Perch, its plan to capture the German-occupied town of Caen.
  • 1945
    World War II: U.S and Filipino forces at the Battle of Bessang Pass in Ilocos Sur province in Northern Luzon.
  • 1952
    The keel is laid for the nuclear submarine USS Nautilus.
  • 1955
    Chile becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
  • 1959
    A group of Dominican exiles with leftist tendencies that departed from Cuba land in the Dominican Republic with the intent of deposing Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina. Save for four of them, all are killed and/or executed by Trujillo’s army.
  • 1962
    The European Space Research Organisation is established in Paris – later becoming the European Space Agency.
  • 1982
    The Falklands War ends: Argentine forces in the capital Stanley unconditionally surrender to British forces.

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