Anniversaries and commemorations come and go daily. Most of us, even the best historians, miss most occasions. If we think of history as events then we are faced with a continually showering in the grains of sand. Nevertheless, we do pick out certain patterns in the remembrance of historical dates. The blog here reminds us of some dates where the local, state, national, and global perspectives entwine.
On 14, Thursday June 1894, Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, born (d. 1924)
On 14, Thursday June 1894, W. W. E. Ross, Canadian geophysicist, poet, born (d. 1966)
On 14, Saturday June 1919, (14–15)A Vickers Vimy piloted by John Alcock DSC, with navigator Arthur Whitten Brown, makes the first nonstop transatlantic flight, from St. John’s, Newfoundland, to Clifden, Connemara, Ireland.
On 14, Saturday June 1919, June Spencer, English actress
On 14, Sunday June 1959, Disneyland Monorail System, the first daily operating monorail system in the Western Hemisphere, opens to the public in Anaheim, California.
On 14, Sunday June 1959, A 3-front invasion of the Dominican Republic by exile forces backed by Fidel Castro and Venezuela attempt to overthrow Rafael Trujillo.
On 14, Sunday June 1959, Marcus Miller, American bassist, born
On 14, Sunday June 1959, Jerónimo Méndez, Chilean politician, former acting President of the Republic, died (b. 1887)
On 14, Saturday June 1969, Brooks Ashmanskas, American stage actor, born
On 14, Saturday June 1969, Eugene Chung, Korean-American football player, born
On 14, Saturday June 1969, Steffi Graf, German tennis player, born
On 14, Thursday June 1979, Paradorn Srichaphan, Thai tennis player, born
On 14, Thursday June 1979, Alton Sterling, American man fatally shot by a Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police officer, born (d. 2016), born
On 14, Wednesday June 1989, Lucy Hale, American actress and singer, born
On 14, Wednesday June 1989, Jubin Nautiyal, Indian playback singer, born
On 14, Wednesday June 1989, Joseph Malula, Congolese Roman Catholic archbishop and cardinal, died (b. 1917)
On 14, Tuesday June 1994, Lionel Grigson, British jazz pianist, composer and educator, died (b. 1942)
On 14, Tuesday June 1994, Henry Mancini, American composer and arranger, died (b. 1924)
On 14, Monday June 1999, Thabo Mbeki is elected President of South Africa.