June 14 in History
1658June 14, 1658:
Spanish forces are defeated in the Battle of the Dunes by the English and the French.
1777June 14, 1777:
The stars and stripes design is approved as the national flag of the United States by the Continental Congress.
1922June 14, 1922:
President Warren G. Harding’s speech at a memorial site dedication ceremony is aired on radio, making him the first president to be heard on radio.
1923June 14, 1923:
The popular folk song, “Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane” is commercially recorded for the first time by Fiddlin’ John Carson.
1940June 14, 1940:
The Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp receives its first batch of prisoners (Polish political prisoners).
1963June 14, 1963:
The Soviet Union launches the Vostok 5 into space.
1989June 14, 1989:
Actress and socialite Zsa Zsa Gabor is arrested for slapping a police officer who pulled her over in Beverly Hills.
2002June 14, 2002:
The action-thriller film, “The Bourne Identity” is released to United States theatres.
2009June 14, 2009: The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Orlando Magic team in the NBA Finals, earning Coach Phil Jackson his 10th NBA championship.
2017June 14, 2017:
A fire in West London’s Grenfell Tower residential complex kills 72 people.