June 14 Today in History

Today’s Important Historical Events

1381 Richard II in England meets leaders of the Peasants’ Revolt on Blackheath. The Tower of London is stormed by rebels who enter without resistance.

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

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

1940 Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp opens in Nazi controlled Poland with Polish POWs, later expanded to include civilian Jews and gypsies (approx. 3 million would die within its walls)

1941 Estonia loses 11,000 inhabitants as a consequence of mass deportations into Siberia

1982 Argentina surrenders to Great Britain, ending the 74-day Falklands Islands conflict

Today’s Historical Events

1206 Chinese southern Song dynasty officially declares war on the northern Jin dynasty

1276 While taking exile in Fuzhou, southern China, from advancing Mongol invaders, remnants of the Song Dynasty court hold coronation ceremony for young prince Zhao Shi, making him Emperor Duanzong of Song

1381 Richard II in England meets leaders of the Peasants’ Revolt on Blackheath. The Tower of London is stormed by rebels who enter without resistance.

1535 Emperor Charles V‘s fleet sails under Andrea Doria to Tunis

1565 Catharina de Medici and Duke of Alva discuss Calvinism

1597 At 4:30 AM Willem Barents leaves Novaya Zemlya for Netherlands

1615 Jacques Le Maire sails to Zuidland/Terra Australis

1623 1st breach-of-promise lawsuit: Rev Gerville Pooley, Virginia files against Cicely Jordan, he loses

Today’s Historical Events in Film and TV

1949 WROC TV channel 8 in Rochester, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting

1957 Edouard Carpentier beats Lou Thesz to become NWA wrestling champion

1967 “The Steve Allen Comedy Hour” premieres on CBS-TV

1967 British film “To Sir, with Love” directed by James Clavell and starring Sidney Poitier is 1st released in the US

1969 John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear on David Frost’s British TV Show

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

1981 No Nukes concert at Hollywood Bowl

1985 “Michael Nesmith In Television Parts” premieres on NBC-TV

Today’s Historical Events in Music

1881 Player piano patented by John McTammany Jr (Cambridge, Massachusetts)

1923 Recording of 1st country music hit (Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane)

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

1951 “Courtin’ Time” opens at National Theater NYC for 37 performances

1953 Elvis Presley graduates from L. C. Humes High School in Memphis, Tennessee

1956 “New Faces of 1956” opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 221 performances

1964 Drummer Ringo Starr re-unites with the Beatles in Melbourne, Australia, after recovering from tonsillitis

1965 Beatles release album “Beatles VI”

Today’s Historical Events in Sports

1870 All-pro Cincinnati Red Stockings suffer 1st loss in 130 games

1880 14th Belmont: L Hughes aboard Grenada wins in 2:47

1913 US National Championship Women’s Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Defending champion Mary Browne beats Dorothy Green 6-2, 7-5

1922 Charles Hoffner wins PGA golf tournament

1924 Test Cricket debuts of Herbert Sutcliffe & Maurice Tate v South Africa

1926 French Championships Men’s Tennis: Henri Cochet wins 1st of 4 home titles; beats fellow Frenchman René Lacoste 6-2, 6-4, 6-3

1926 French Women’s Tennis Championships: Suzanne Lenglen beats Mary Kendall Browne 6-1, 6-0

1930 VVGZ soccer team forms in Zwijndrecht