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In the Gregorian Calendar, June 14 is the 165th
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Quote of the Day…

There are those who cannot imagine a world without birds; there are those who cannot imagine a world without water; as for me, I am unable to imagine a world without books

— Jorge Luis Borges
Argentine writer (died June 14, 1986).

Events that Happened “A Day as Today”

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Events that Happened “Such a Day as Today” / Image Credit: Gerd Altmann

June 14 – A Day as Today – Events

  • 1217: in Autillo de Campos, Fernando III is proclaimed king of Castile to later be officially crowned in Valladolid.
  • 1276: in Fuzhou (southern China), the survivors of the Song dynasty (in exile due to the Mongol advance) crown the young prince Zhao Shi as emperor of China.
  • 1381: in England, Richard II meets the revolutionaries at Blackheath. The Tower of London is stormed by the rebels, who entered without obtaining resistance.
  • 1645: within the framework of the English Revolution, the parliamentary forces defeat 12,000 members of the monarchical forces at the Battle of Naseby.
  • 1648: in Boston (United States), the citizen Margaret Jones is hanged as a witch, in the first execution of this type in the city.
  • 1648: in Hartford County (United States) there is a great storm that overturns almost all the forests in the area but leaves no victims.
  • 1658: in Dunkirk, the French and British armies defeat the Spanish army in the Battle of the Dunes.
  • 1699: at the Royal Society in London, the British mechanic Thomas Savery presents the first steam engine.
  • 1777: in the United States, the Government adopts the Stars and Stripes (‘stars and stripes’) as its flag.
  • 1783: the Laki volcano in Iceland – which had entered activity six days earlier – experiences its third and most violent explosion. It has been described as “one of the greatest environmental catastrophes in European history”.
  • 1789: In the Pacific Ocean, Captain William Bligh and 18 other sailors, survivors of the mutiny on the Bounty, arrive in Timor after 6701 km (3618 nautical miles) of travel.
  • 1789: in Bourbon County (United States) the Reverend Elijah Craig puts on sale a whiskey of his own elaboration; it would be called bourbon.
  • 1791: in France, the Le Chapelier Law prohibits the right to strike.
  • 1800: at the Battle of Marengo, Napoleon Bonaparte defeats the Austrian army.
  • 1807: at the Battle of Friedland (in Poland) Napoleon Bonaparte’s Grande Armée beat the Russian army, ending the Fourth Coalition.
  • 1808: in Cádiz (Spain) —in the framework of the War of Independence—, the French squad of Admiral Rosily surrenders to the naval forces of the Spanish Juan Ruiz de Apodaca.
  • 1809: the French, within the War of Independence, begin the siege and bombardment of the Plaza de Gerona, which lasted until December 10.
  • 1821: Badi VII, king of Sennar, cedes his throne to Ismail Pasha, general of the Ottoman Empire, ending the existence of the kingdom of Sudan.
  • 1822: at the Royal Astronomical Society (London), Charles Babbage proposes the differential engine.
  • 1823: Guatemala separates from Mexico.
  • 1826: in Istanbul (Turkey) the «Fortunate Incident» happens: Mahmud II, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, has 4,000 Janissaries (body guards) killed.
  • 1846: In Sonoma, the Anglo-Saxons begin a revolution to free the Republic of California from Mexico.
  • 1855: the American filibuster Willian Walker disembarks in Nicaragua, financed by the slavers of the southern United States in their quest to steal new territories.
  • 1863: in the Shenandoah Valley near Winchester (Virginia) – in the framework of the American Civil War – the Army of Northern Virginia defeats (in the Second Battle of Winchester) the Union forces.
  • 1864: in Spain, Isabel II inaugurates the National Currency and Stamp Factory.
  • 1870: Julián Escalante y Moreno leaves office as Governor of Sonora.
  • 1872: in Canada, the Government legalizes unions.
  • 1900: in the Pacific Ocean, the United States annexes the Hawaiian archipelago.
  • 1900: the Reichstag passes the second law allowing the expansion of the German navy.
  • 1904: failure of the Russian Army at Port Arthur.
  • 1905: the crew of the Russian battleship Potemkin revolts.
  • 1905: in Santa Fe (Argentina), the Paraná river reaches 7.83 meters, and floods the city.
  • 1907: Norway approves women’s suffrage.
  • 1909: in Spain the founding law of the Postal Savings Bank was decreed, although it did not begin to function until seven years later.
  • 1913: the Real Racing Club de Santander football team is founded in Spain.
  • 1914: in the framework of the First World War, a squadron of German planes bombs London and causes more than 500 civilian victims.
  • 1919: The first transatlantic flight made by John William Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown leaves, arriving on June 15, 1919.
  • 1920: for the first time, an artist makes herself heard in Europe through the radio at a concert by the singer Nelia Melba, in London, broadcast to Paris.
  • 1926: Brazil leaves the League of Nations.
  • 1931: a pleasure boat sinks in the Loire River (France) and several hundred people are drowned.
  • 1935: the Chaco War between Bolivia and Paraguay ends.
  • 1938: in the United States Action Comics presents Superman.
  • 1940: in the framework of World War II, the German army enters Paris.
  • 1940: Soviet ultimatum to Lithuania in 1940.
  • 1940: the Francoist Army (of Spain) occupies the international city of Tangier in order to guarantee its neutrality.
  • 1940: in Poland, a group of 728 Polish Jews from Tarnów become the first residents of the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz.
  • 1941: Soviet forces deport and kill thousands of Estonians, Lithuanians and Latvians in the June Deportations.
  • 1942: in Amsterdam (Netherlands), Anne Frank begins to write her diary.
  • 1945: the British celebrate the reconquest of Burma.
  • 1949: in Vietnam a Vietnamese state is proclaimed under the Government of BaoDai.
  • 1953: in the framework of the Korean War, the communists start a great offensive.
  • 1958: In the atomic bomb crater Castle Bravo, on Bikini Atoll (Marshall Islands, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean), the United States detonates its 319-kiloton Aspen atomic bomb. It is the 137th bomb out of 1,132 that the United States detonated between 1945 and 1992.
  • 1958: In Enewetak Atoll (354 km west of Bikini Atoll), the United States detonates its 1,450-kiloton Walnut atomic bomb.
  • 1959: landing expeditions begin in the Dominican Republic to fight the dictatorship of Rafael Leónidas Trujillo.
  • 1962: the European Organization for Space Research establishes its headquarters in Paris.
  • 1966: the Holy See abolishes the Index librorum prohibitorum, a list of censored books.
  • 1967: The United States launches its Mariner 5 space probe bound for Venus.
  • 1975: the Soviet Union launches its Venera 10 space probe bound for Venus.
  • 1982: the United Kingdom defeated Argentina in the Falklands War. The high command agreed to the ceasefire, the surrender and began the eviction of the Argentines from the southern archipelagos.
  • 1985: In Europe, Lebanese Shiite militiamen seize a TWA airline plane as it flew from Athens to Rome, with 147 passengers. The kidnapping lasted 16 days.
  • 1987: early general elections are held in Italy. The Christian Democrats get 234 seats, the PCI 177 and the Socialist Party 94. Significant progress of the “greens” (3 seats).
  • 1989: the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando receives the Cádiz poet Rafael Alberti as a painter, in a ceremony presided over by the Queen, at the express wish of the new academic.
  • 1993: the World Conference on Human Rights opens in Vienna.
  • 1995: in Budionovsk, Chechen terrorists take a hospital, with a balance of 150 dead and 400 wounded.
  • 2002: asteroid 2002 MN passes 120,700.8 km from Earth (one third of the distance between Earth and the Moon).
  • 2008: in Zaragoza (Spain), the International Exhibition opens to the public, with the motto “Water and sustainable development”.
  • 2016: in Cumaná, capital of the Sucre state, Venezuela, the Cumanazo occurs: looting and strong riots due to the shortage of food in the country, regarding the economic crisis it is going through.
  • 2018: The 2018 Soccer World Cup begins in Russia.

Who was Born “A Day as Today”?

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Who was Born “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Susanne Jutzeler

June 14 – A Day as Today – Births

  • 1479: Giglio Gregorio Giraldi, Italian poet (d. 1552).
  • 1529: Ferdinand II, Austrian King (d. 1595).
  • 1726 – James Hutton, British geologist (d. 1797).
  • 1726: Thomas Pennant, British naturalist and antiquarian (d. 1798).
  • 1736: Charles de Coulomb, French physicist (d. 1806).
  • 1801: Heber C. Kimball, American religious leader (d. 1868).
  • 1811: Harriet Beecher Stowe, American anti-racist writer, author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin (d. 1896).
  • 1832: Nicolaus Otto, German engineer (d. 1891).
  • 1838: Yamagata Aritomo, Japanese military man (d. 1922).
  • 1845: Antonio Maceo, military and Cuban independence patriot (d. 1896).
  • 1849: Basilio Paraíso Lasús, Spanish businessman and politician (d. 1930).
  • 1856: Andrei Markov, Russian mathematician (d. 1922).
  • 1858: Manuel José Othón, Mexican poet and writer (d. 1906).
  • 1864: Alois Alzheimer, German neurologist and psychiatrist, student of Alzheimer’s (d. 1915).
  • 1868: Karl Landsteiner, American pathologist of Austrian origin, Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1930 (d. 1943).
  • 1870: Sophie von Preussen (Sophie Dorothea Ulrike Alice), German aristocrat, wife of King Constantine I of Greece (d. 1932).
  • 1877: Jane Bathori, French mezzo-soprano (d. 1970).
  • 1890: May Allison, American actress (d. 1989).
  • 1890: Soong Ai-ling, Chinese personality (d. 1973).
  • 1894: José Carlos Mariátegui, Peruvian writer and politician (d. 1930).
  • 1894: Benito Perojo, Spanish film director (d. 1974).
  • 1894: Maria Adelaide of Luxembourg, Luxembourg aristocrat (d. 1924).
  • 1899: Yasunari Kawabata, Japanese writer (d. 1972).
  • 1900: Eugenio Ímaz, translator, essayist, philosopher and Spanish university professor (d. 1951).
  • 1903: Alonzo Church, American mathematician (d. 1995).
  • 1906: Margaret Bourke-White, American photojournalist (d. 1971).
  • 1907: René Char, French poet (d. 1988).
  • 1909: Burl Ives, American actor (d. 1995).
  • 1909: Francisco Rojas Villegas, Chilean physician and politician (f. 1993).
  • 1913: Stanley Black, British composer and pianist (d. 2002).
  • 1914: Pauline Moore, American actress (d. 2001).
  • 1916: Dorothy McGuire, American actress (d. 2001).
  • 1917: Atle Selberg, Norwegian mathematician (d. 2007).
  • 1918: Fulgencio Berdugo, Colombian soccer player (d. 2003).
  • 1918: Maruja Pino Piñeiro, Galician writer (d. 2010).
  • 1919: Sam Wanamaker, American actor (d. 1993).
  • 1921: Gene Barry, American actor (d. 2009).
  • 1922: Kevin Roche, Irish architect (d. 2019).
  • 1924: James Whyte Black, British scientist, 1988 Nobel Prize Winner (d. 2010).
  • 1924: Abraham Zabludovsky, Mexican architect (d. 2003).
  • 1925: Serge Moscovici, French social psychologist (d. 2014).
  • 1925: Dalton Trevisan, Brazilian writer.
  • 1926: Hermann Kant, German writer (d. 2016).
  • 1928: Ernesto Che Guevara, Cuban guerrilla, doctor and politician of Argentine origin (d. 1967).
  • 1928: José Fernando Bonaparte, Argentine paleontologist (f. 2020).
  • 1932: Javier Echevarría Rodríguez, Spanish bishop, prelate of Opus Dei (d. 2016).
  • 1933: Jerzy Kosinski, Polish writer (d. 1991).
  • 1936: Renaldo “Obie” Benson, American singer, of the band The Four Tops (d. 2005).
  • 1937: Espartaco Santoni, Venezuelan actor, film producer and hospitality businessman (f. 1998).
  • 1937: Jørgen Leth, Danish filmmaker.
  • 1939: Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, Spanish writer (f. 2003).
  • 1940: Bruno Lomas, Spanish rock singer (d. 1990).
  • 1943 – John Miles, British motor racing driver (d. 2018).
  • 1944: Jordi Bernet, Spanish cartoonist.
  • 1945: Rod Argent, British musician, of the band The Zombies.
  • 1945: Jörg Immendorff, German sculptor (d. 2007).
  • 1945: Lorenzo Quinteros, Argentine actor (f. 2019).
  • 1946: Donald Trump, American real estate mogul and investor, president of the United States from 2017 to 2021.
  • 1946: Ahmad Zahir, Afghan singer (d. 1979).
  • 1949: Carlos Abascal, Mexican politician (f. 2008).
  • 1949: Luis Ospina, Colombian director, editor, film producer and screenwriter (f. 2019).
  • 1949: Alan White, British drummer, of the Yes band.
  • 1951: Iván Arenas, Chilean industrial designer and television presenter.
  • 1951: Aleksandr Sokúrov, Russian filmmaker
  • 1952: Lalo Mir, Argentine radio and television host.
  • 1954: Will Patton, American actor.
  • 1956: Juan Carlos Baglietto, Argentine singer-songwriter.
  • 1957: Jay Roach, American filmmaker
  • 1959: Marcus Miller, American jazz musician.
  • 1961: Boy George, British musician, of the Culture Club band.
  • 1963: Jesús Méndez, Venezuelan baseball player.
  • 1964: Armando Casas, Mexican film director.
  • 1966: Traylor Howard, American actress.
  • 1966: Julio Llorente, Spanish footballer.
  • 1968: Yasmine Bleeth, American actress.
  • 1969: Steffi Graf, German tennis player.
  • 1969: MC Ren, American rapper, of the band NWA.
  • 1970: Mariano Iúdica, Argentine television host.
  • 1971: Ramón Vega, Swiss footballer.
  • 1972: Matthias Ettrich, German computer scientist.
  • 1973: Coti, Argentine singer and composer.
  • 1974: Steve Ralston, American footballer.
  • 1976: Massimo Oddo, Italian footballer.
  • 1976: Takahiro Mizushima, Japanese voice actor.
  • 1977: Francesca Guillén, Mexican actress.
  • 1978: Diablo Cody, American screenwriter.
  • 1979: Osvaldo Benavides, Mexican actor.
  • 1979: Paradorn Srichaphan, Thai tennis player.
  • 1979: Manuela Imaz, Mexican actress.
  • 1980: Alejandro Alpízar, Costa Rican soccer player.
  • 1980: Matias Novoa, Chilean actor.
  • 1981: Elano Blumer, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1982: Lang Lang, Chinese pianist.
  • 1982: Jamie Green, British motorsport driver.
  • 1983: Louis Garrel, French actor and director.
  • 1984: Siobhán Donaghy, British singer, of the band Sugababes.
  • 1984: Jesús Guzmán, Venezuelan baseball player.
  • 1984: Cielo Latini, Argentine writer.
  • 1987: Ana Romero, Spanish soccer player.
  • 1988: Adrián Aldrete, Mexican soccer player.
  • 1988: Kevin McHale, American actor and singer.
  • 1989: Madison Ivy, German pornographic actress.
  • 1989: Lucy Hale, American actress.
  • 1991: Jesy Nelson, British singer, of the group Little Mix.
  • 1992: Gaby Mellado, Mexican film and television actress.
  • 1993: Frank Clark, American football player.
  • 1993: Ryan McCartan, singer, actor and songwriter.
  • 1994: Federico Di Francesco, Italian footballer.
  • 1998: Taishi Nakagawa, Japanese actor.
  • 1999: Tzuyu, Taiwanese singer, member of the group Twice.
  • 2002: Daniela Liebman, Mexican pianist.

Who Left Us “A Day as Today”?

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Who Left Us “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Katrina

June 14 – A Day as Today – Deaths

  • 853: Anastasio, a Spanish religious canonized by the Catholic Church; martyred (n. s. IX).
  • 853: Digna, Spanish nun, martyred (n. IX).
  • 853: Félix de Alcalá, Spanish Benedictine monk canonized by the Catholic Church; martyred (b.830).
  • 1381: Simon Sudbury, English clergyman, Archbishop of Canterbury (b.1489).
  • 1497: Giovanni Borgia, Duke of Borgia (b.1474).
  • 1544: Antoine Duke of Lorraine (b.1481).
  • 1594: Orlando di Lasso, Franco-Flemish composer (b. 1532).
  • 1636: Jean de Saint-Bonnet, French Marshal (b. 1585).
  • 1800: Jean Baptiste Kléber, French general (b. 1753).
  • 1800: Louis Charles Antoine Desaix, French general (b. 1768).
  • 1801: Benedict Arnold, American general (b. 1741).
  • 1825: Pierre Charles L’Enfant, French architect and urban planner (b. 1754).
  • 1837: Giacomo Leopardi, Italian poet (b. 1798).
  • 1864: Pedro Santana, Dominican military and politician (b. 1801).
  • 1883: Edward FitzGerald, British writer, translator and Hispanicist (b.1809).
  • 1896: José Maria Caldeira do Casal Ribeiro, Portuguese politician (b. 1825).
  • 1903: Carl Gegenbaur, German anatomist (b.1826).
  • 1907: Giuseppe Pellizza da Volpedo, Italian painter (b.1868).
  • 1915: Anselmo L. Figueroa, Mexican anarchist journalist and politician (b. 1861).
  • 1916: João Simões Lopes Neto, Brazilian writer (b. 1865).
  • 1920: Anna María Mozzoni, Italian journalist, feminist and suffragette (d. 1837).
  • 1920: Max Weber, German sociologist (b.1864).
  • 1926 – Mary Cassatt, American painter (b.1844).
  • 1927: Ottavio Bottecchia, Italian cyclist (b.1894).
  • 1927 – Jerome K. Jerome, British writer, author of Three Men in a Boat (b. 1859).
  • 1928: Emmeline Pankhurst, British feminist (b.1857).
  • 1936: G. K. Chésterton, British writer (b. 1874).
  • 1939: Ercilia Pepín, first Dominican woman teacher and intellectual (b. 1886).
  • 1944: Joaquín Álvarez Quintero, Spanish playwright, of the Álvarez Quintero Brothers (b. 1873).
  • 1946 – John Logie Baird, British inventor (b.1888).
  • 1946: Jorge Ubico Castañeda, Guatemalan president and dictator (b. 1878).
  • 1957: Adalberto de León Soto, Guatemalan sculptor (b.1919).
  • 1963: Luciano Pérez Platero, Spanish bishop (b. 1882).
  • 1966: Ruben Arthur Stirton, American zoologist and paleontologist (b.1901).
  • 1968: Salvatore Quasimodo, Italian poet and journalist, 1959 Nobel Prize winner for literature (b.1901).
  • 1969: Roberto Firpo, Argentine pianist, conductor and composer (b. 1884).
  • 1971: Carlos P. García, Philippine president (b. 1896).
  • 1985: Waldo Belloso, Argentine pianist, conductor and composer (b. 1933).
  • 1986: Jorge Luis Borges, Argentine writer (b. 1899).
  • 1986: Alan Jay Lerner American librettist, lyricist and screenwriter (b.1918).
  • 1987: Amelia Mirel, Argentine actress, vedette and singer (b. C. 1905).
  • 1990: Erna Berger, German soprano (b.1900).
  • 1991: Peggy Ashcroft, British actress (b.1907).
  • 1993: Louis Jacquinot, French politician and lawyer (b. 1898).
  • 1994: Henry Mancini, American composer of film music (b.1924).
  • 1994: Marcel Mouloudji, French actor and singer (b.1982).
  • 1995: Rory Gallagher, Irish musician of the band Taste (b. 1948).
  • 1995: Roger Zelazny, American writer (b.1937).
  • 1996: Gesualdo Bufalino, Italian writer (b.1920).
  • 1996: Noemí Gerstein, Argentine sculptor and cartoonist (b. 1908).
  • 1998: Ricardo Núñez, Spanish actor, screenwriter, producer and director (b.1904).
  • 1999: Osvaldo Dragún, Argentine playwright (b.1929).
  • 1999: La Niña de la Puebla (Dolores Jiménez Alcántara), Spanish singer (b.1908).
  • 2000: Attilio Bertolucci, Italian film scriptwriter and poet (b.1911).
  • 2001: Ramón Mendezona Roldán, Spanish businessman, last director of Radio España Independiente (b.1913).
  • 2007: Kurt Waldheim, Austrian diplomat and politician, President of Austria between 1986 and 1992 (b.1918).
  • 2008: Rafael del Pino, Spanish businessman, president of Ferrovial (b.1920).
  • 2008: Juan Manuel González, Spanish writer and journalist (b. 1954).
  • 2008: Jamelão, Brazilian samba player (b.1913).
  • 2010: José Ramón Medina, Venezuelan politician, writer, and poet (N. 1919).
  • 2011: Augusto Ramírez Ocampo, Colombian lawyer, economist and politician (b.1934).
  • 2014: Francis Matthews, British actor (b.1927).
  • 2017: Raúl Renán, Mexican poet (b.1928).
  • 2018: Stanislav Govorujin, Russian film director (b.1936).
  • 2020: Haroldo Rodas, Guatemalan politician (b.1946).
  • 2021: Manuel Clavero Arévalo, Spanish politician (b.1926).

What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”?

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What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Sakkanan Norkaew

June 14 – A Day as Today – Celebration

  • United States: Flag Day.
  • Spain: National Day of Spanish Sign Languages.
  • WHO: World Blood Donor Day.

Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today”

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Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today” / Image Credit: Peter H

June 14 – A Day as Today – Catholic Santoral

  • Saint Elisha of Samaria, prophet (9th century BC).
  • Saint Proto of Aquileia, martyr.
  • Saints Valerio and Rufino de Soissons, martyrs (4th century).
  • Saint Fortunato of Naples, bishop (4th century).
  • Saint Eterius of Vienne, bishop (6th century).
  • Saint Methodius of Constantinople, bishop (847).
  • Saints Anastasio, Félix and Digna de Córdoba, martyrs (853).

What Sign of the Zodiac Rules those Born “A Day as Today”?

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Prediction your zodiac sign with Dorian / Image Credit: p2722754

June 14 – A Day as Today – Zodiac Sign

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