A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on June 14th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On June 14, 1789, the Rev. Elijah Craig first distilled whiskey from maize (corn).
On June 14, 1900, the United States expanded by officially adding the territory of Hawaii to its growing empire.
On June 14, 1954, Flag Day that year, President Eisenhower signed a joint resolution of Congress amending the 1942 Flag Code, adding the words “under God” to the Pledge of Allegiance.
On June 14, 1962, the European Space Research Organisation was founded in Paris, later to become the European Space Agency, now with 22 member countries.
On June 14, 1986, The Mindbender, the world’s largest indoor triple-loop roller coaster, derailed and killed three riders at Galaxyland inside West Edmonton Mall, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
On June 14, 1986, the Mindbender, the world’s largest indoor triple-loop roller coaster, derailed and killed three riders at Galaxyland inside West Edmonton Mall, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (NOTE: The link in the date for this entry leads to a different article than the other mention to this same event above.)
On June 14, 2002, an asteroid named 2002 MN passed within 75,000 miles of the Earth.
On June 14, 2016, Central Florida was rocked by its third horrific event within the past few days when an alligator snatched a 2 year old boy wading in shallow water at a Disney resort.
On June 14, 2017, in Alexandria, Virginia, a man belonging to a Facebook group called “Terminate the Republican Party” opened fire on several Republican members of Congress and their staffers, who were practicing for the annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity, scheduled for the next day.
On June 14, 2019, the 4th movie in the Men in Black film series was released across the United States, and luckily, we had the chance to preview the film ahead of time.
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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