About June 14

June 14, 2021 is the 165th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 200 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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 232 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.
  • 1648
    Margaret Jones is hanged in Boston for witchcraft in the first such execution for the Massachusetts colony.
  • 1777
    The Stars and Stripes is adopted by Congress as the Flag of the United States.
  • 1807
    Emperor 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.
  • 1830
    Beginning of the French colonization of Algeria: 34,000 French soldiers begin their invasion of Algiers, landing 27 kilometers west at Sidi Fredj.
  • 1872
    Trade unions are legalised in Canada.
  • 1900
    The Reichstag approves a second law that allows the expansion of the German navy.
  • 1926
    Brazil leaves the League of Nations
  • 1937
    U.S. House of Representatives passes the Marihuana Tax Act.
  • 1940
    The Soviet Union presents an ultimatum to Lithuania resulting in Lithuanian loss of independence.
  • 1945
    World War II: U.S and Filipino forces at the Battle of Bessang Pass in Ilocos Sur province in Northern Luzon.
  • 1947
    Roswell UFO incident A supposed UFO crash lands in Roswell, New Mexico
  • 1952
    The keel is laid for the nuclear submarine USS Nautilus.
  • 1954
    U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a bill into law that places the words “under God” into the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance.
  • 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.
  • 1965
    Nguyen Cao Ky became Prime Minister of South Vietnam at the head of a military junta; General Nguyen Van Thieu became the figurehead chief of state.
  • 1966
    The Vatican announces the abolition of the Index Librorum Prohibitorum (index of prohibited books), which was originally instituted in 1557.
  • 1982
    The Falklands War ends: Argentine forces in the capital Stanley unconditionally surrender to British forces.
  • 1994
    The 1994 Stanley Cup riot occurs after the New York Rangers win the Stanley Cup from Vancouver, causing an estimated C$1.1 million, thus forcing 200 arrests and injuries. One person is also left with permanent brain damage.

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