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1645Battle of Naseby, Leicestershire "New Model Army" under Oliver Cromwell & Thomas Fairfax beat royalists forces of English King Charles I

1797Napoleon forms Ligurian Republic

1807Emperor Napoleon I's French Grande Armee defeats the Russian Army at the Battle of Friedland in Prussia (modern Russian Kaliningrad Oblast) ending the War of the Fourth Coalition.

1822Charles 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".

1861Harpers Ferry evacuated by rebels in face of General George McClellan's advance

1913The South African Government pass the Immigration Act, which restricts the entry and free movement of Asians; it leads to widespread agitation and rioting by resident Indians, led by Gandhi

1928Republican National Convention, meeting in KC, nominates Herbert Hoover for President

1933Lou Gehrig & Joe McCarthy thrown out of game, McCarthy suspended 3 games but Gehrig isn't, so he continues his streak at 1,249 games

1934Hitler & Benito Mussolini meet in Vienna

1938Bradman scores 144* in 1st Test Cricket at Trent Bridge

1942Anne Frank begins her diary

1944General Charles de Gaulle lands at Courselles France

1946Nat King Cole records "The Christmas Song" for the first time

1953Elvis Presley graduates from LC Humes High School in Memphis Tenn

1965John Lennon's 2nd book "A Spaniard in the Works" is published

1967Steve Allen Show" premieres on CBS-TV

1969Oakland As' Reggie Jackson gets 10 RBIs to beat Red Sox 21-7

1974Angels' Nolan Ryan strikes out 19 Red Sox in 12 innings

197545th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats M Navratilova (26 62 61)

1980Theme From NY, NY by Frank Sinatra hits #32

198127th LPGA Championship won by Donna Caponi Young

1989Nolan Ryan becomes 2nd pitcher to defeat all 26 teams

1989Ronald Reagan is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II (honorary knighthood)

199210th Seniors Players Golf Championship: Dave Stockton

On This Day In History
Date Event
Jun 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. 
Jun 14, 1381
Richard II in England meets leaders of Peasants' Revolt on Blackheath. The Tower of London is stormed by rebels who enter without resistance. 
Jun 14, 1535
Karel V's fleet sails under Andrea Doria to Tunis 
Jun 14, 1565
Catharina de Medici & Duke of Alva discuss Calvinism 
Jun 14, 1597
At 4:30 AM Willem Barents leaves Novaya Zemlya for Netherlands 
Jun 14, 1615
Jacques Le Maire sail to Zuidland/Terra Australis 
Jun 14, 1623
1st breach-of-promise lawsuit: Rev Gerville Pooley, Va files against Cicely Jordan, he loses 
Jun 14, 1634
Russia & Poland sign Peace treaty of Polianov 
Jun 14, 1642
1st compulsory education law in America passed by Massachusetts 
Jun 14, 1645
Battle of Naseby, Leicestershire "New Model Army" under Oliver Cromwell & Thomas Fairfax beat royalists forces of English King Charles I 
Jun 14, 1658
Battle at Dunes: English & French fleet beat Spanish 
Jun 14, 1673
Battle at Schooneveld: Michiel de Ruyter beats French/English fleet 
Jun 14, 1775
US Army founded 
Jun 14, 1777
Continental Congress adopts Stars & Stripes replacing Grand Union flag 
Jun 14, 1789
Capt William Bligh reaches Timor 
Jun 14, 1797
Napoleon forms Ligurian Republic 
Jun 14, 1800
Battle of Marengo (Alessandria): Bonaparte vs Austria 
Jun 14, 1807
Emperor Napoleon I's French Grande Armee defeats the Russian Army at the Battle of Friedland in Prussia (modern Russian Kaliningrad Oblast) ending the War of the Fourth Coalition. 
Jun 14, 1821
Badi VII, king of Sennar, surrenders his throne and realm to Ismail Pasha, general of the Ottoman Empire, ending the existence of that Sudanese kingdom. 
Jun 14, 1822
Charles 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". 
Jun 14, 1834
Hardhat diving suit patented by Leonard Norcross, Dixfield, Maine 
Jun 14, 1834
Sandpaper patented by Isaac Fischer Jr, Springfield, Vermont 
Jun 14, 1839
First Henley Regatta held (it became the Henley Royal Regatta in 1851) 
Jun 14, 1841
1st Canadian parliament opens in Kingston, Ontario 
Jun 14, 1846
Belgian Liberal Party forms 
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