June 14th

2009
Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson broke Red Auerbach's record by winning his 10th NBA title.
Red Auerbach
2007
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas declared an emergency after the Hamas militant group effectively took control of the Gaza Strip.
Governance of the Gaza Strip
2002
A large asteroid just misses the Earth. 2002 MN, a 73-meter lump, was three times closer to Earth than the Moon. It was first discovered three days after its closest approach.
Near-Earth object
1985
A 17-day hijack ordeal began when a pair of Lebanese Shiite Muslim extremists seized TWA Flight 847 shortly after takeoff from Athens, Greece.
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1982
The Falklands War ends. After 74 days of fighting, British troops captured the capital, Stanley, prompting the Argentine forces to surrender and return the islands to British control.
Falklands War
1954
President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed an order adding the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance.
Criticism of the Pledge of Allegiance
1951
The first commercial computer, Univac I, was unveiled.
UNIVAC I
1949
Albert II becomes the first monkey in space. The rhesus monkey was one of several animals used for testing purposes before sending humans into space. Albert II survived his ascent to 134 km (83 mi) altitude but died on his return to Earth due to a parachute failure.
Monkeys and apes in space
1943
The Supreme Court ruled schoolchildren could not be compelled to salute the flag of the United States if doing so would conflict with their religious beliefs.
West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette
1941
Estonia loses 11,000 inhabitants as a consequence of mass deportations into Siberia.
Estonia
1940
German troops occupy Paris. The fall of Paris marked the end of Germany's attacks on the western front. In the Armistice of Compiègne, three-fifths of France were declared occupied.
German military administration in occupied France during World War II
1928
The Republican National Convention nominated Herbert Hoover for president.
1928 Republican National Convention
1922
Warren G. Harding became the first president heard on radio, as Baltimore station WEAR broadcast his speech dedicating the Francis Scott Key memorial at Fort McHenry.
1922 in radio
1919
Alcock and Brown take off for the first non-stop transatlantic flight. The British aviators began their journey in St. John's, Newfoundland and reached Galway in Ireland less than 16 hours later. One month earlier, Albert Cushing Read flew across the Atlantic, but his flight included a stop in the Azores Islands.
Transatlantic flight of Alcock and Brown
1846
A group of U.S. settlers in Sonoma proclaimed the Republic of California.
California Republic
1821
Badi VII, king of Sennar, surrenders his throne and realm to Ismail Pasha, general of the Ottoman Empire, bringing the 300 year old Sudanese kingdom to an end.
1821
1811
Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin," was born in Litchfield, Conn.
1777
The Continental Congress in Philadelphia adopted the Stars and Stripes as the national flag.
Flag Day (United States)
1775
The United States Army was founded.
United States Army
1645
Battle of Naseby, Leicestershire: "New Model Army" under Oliver Cromwell & Thomas Fairfax beat royalists forces of English King Charles I.
Battle of Naseby
1381
Richard II in England meets leaders of Peasants' Revolt on Blackheath. The Tower of London is stormed by rebels who enter without resistance.
Peasants' Revolt