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Wednesday 14 June 2017 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Commemoration of the Soviet Deportation related observances: - Baltic Freedom Day (United States)
  • Flag Day (United States)

Events

  • 1967 – China tests its first hydrogen bomb.
  • 1959 – Disneyland Monorail System, the first daily operating monorail system in the Western Hemisphere, opens to the public in Anaheim, California.
  • 1954 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a bill into law that places the words "under God" into the United States Pledge of Allegiance.
  • 1949 – Albert II, a rhesus monkey, rides a V-2 rocket to an altitude of 134 km (83 mi), thereby becoming the first monkey in space.
  • 1941 – June deportation: the first major wave of Soviet mass deportations and murder of Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians, begins.
  • 1940 – Seven hundred twenty-eight Polish political prisoners from Tarnów become the first inmates of the Auschwitz concentration camp.
  • 1937 – Pennsylvania becomes the first (and only) state of the United States to celebrate Flag Day officially as a state holiday.
  • 1919 – John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown depart from St. John's, Newfoundland on the first nonstop transatlantic flight.
  • 1900 – Hawaii becomes a United States territory.
  • 1863 – American Civil War: Second Battle of Winchester: A Union garrison is defeated by the Army of Northern Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley town of Winchester, Virginia.
  • 1863 – Second Assault on the Confederate works at the Siege of Port Hudson during the American Civil War.
  • 1839 – Henley Royal Regatta: the village of Henley-on-Thames, on the River Thames in Oxfordshire, stages its first regatta.
  • 1800 – The French Army of First Consul Napoleon Bonaparte defeats the Austrians at the Battle of Marengo in Northern Italy and re-conquers Italy.
  • 1777 – The Stars and Stripes is adopted by Congress as the Flag of the United States.
  • 1775 – American Revolutionary War: the Continental Army is established by the Continental Congress, marking the birth of the United States Army.
  • 1618 – Joris Veseler prints the first Dutch newspaper Courante uyt Italien, Duytslandt, &c. in Amsterdam (approximate date).
  • 1216 – First Barons' War: Prince Louis of France captures the city of Winchester and soon conquers over half of the Kingdom of England.
  • 1158 – Munich is founded by Henry the Lion on the banks of the river Isar.

Births

  • 1993 – Sammy Watkins, American football player
  • 1992 – Joel Crouse, American singer-songwriter
  • 1989 – Lucy Hale, American actress and singer-songwriter
  • 1984 – Lorenzo Booker, American football player
  • 1978 – Annia Hatch, Cuban-American gymnast and coach
  • 1978 – Diablo Cody, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1977 – Chris McAlister, American football player
  • 1973 – Sami Kapanen, Finnish-American ice hockey player and manager
  • 1972 – Matthias Ettrich, German computer scientist and engineer, founded KDE
  • 1972 – Rick Brunson, American basketball player and coach
  • 1971 – Bruce Bowen, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1970 – Heather McDonald, American comedian, actress, and author
  • 1968 – Campbell Brown, American journalist
  • 1968 – Faizon Love, Cuban-American actor and screenwriter
  • 1967 – Dedrick Dodge, American football player and coach
  • 1961 – Sam Perkins, American basketball player
  • 1960 – Mike Laga, American baseball player
  • 1960 – Tonie Campbell, American hurdler
  • 1959 – Marcus Miller, American bass player, composer, and producer
  • 1958 – Pamela Geller, American activist and blogger
  • 1957 – Mona Simpson, American novelist
  • 1957 – Suzanne Nora Johnson, American lawyer and businesswoman
  • 1956 – Fred Funk, American golfer and coach
  • 1955 – Michael D. Duvall, American businessman and politician
  • 1954 – Will Patton, American actor
  • 1952 – Leon Wieseltier, American philosopher, journalist, and critic
  • 1952 – Pat Summitt, American basketball player and coach (d. 2016)
  • 1951 – Danny Edwards, American golfer
  • 1949 – Harry Turtledove, American historian and author
  • 1948 – Laurence Yep, American author and playwright
  • 1947 – Barry Melton, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1946 – Donald Trump, American businessman, television personality and 45th President of the United States
  • 1945 – Richard Stebbins, American sprinter and educator
  • 1944 – Laurie Colwin, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1992)
  • 1943 – Harold Wheeler, American composer, conductor, and producer
  • 1939 – Steny Hoyer, American lawyer and politician
  • 1938 – Julie Felix, American-English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1936 – Renaldo Benson, American singer-songwriter (d. 2005)
  • 1933 – Jerzy Kosiński, Polish-American novelist and screenwriter (d. 1991)
  • 1932 – Joe Arpaio, American police officer and sheriff
  • 1931 – Junior Walker, American saxophonist (d. 1995)
  • 1931 – Marla Gibbs, American actress and comedian
  • 1929 – Cy Coleman, American pianist and composer (d. 2004)
  • 1929 – Johnny Wilson, Canadian-American ice hockey player and coach (d. 2011)
  • 1926 – Don Newcombe, American baseball player
  • 1925 – Pierre Salinger, American journalist and politician, 11th White House Press Secretary (d. 2004)
  • 1923 – Green Wix Unthank, American soldier, lawyer, and judge (d. 2013)
  • 1921 – Martha Greenhouse, American actress (d. 2013)
  • 1919 – Gene Barry, American actor (d. 2009)
  • 1919 – Sam Wanamaker, American actor and director (d. 1993)
  • 1917 – Atle Selberg, Norwegian-American mathematician and academic (d. 2007)
  • 1916 – Dorothy McGuire, American actress (d. 2001)
  • 1909 – Burl Ives, American actor and singer (d. 1995)
  • 1905 – Arthur Davis, American animator and director (d. 2000)
  • 1905 – Steve Broidy, American businessman (d. 1991)
  • 1904 – Margaret Bourke-White, American photographer and journalist (d. 1971)
  • 1903 – Alonzo Church, American mathematician and logician (d. 1995)
  • 1903 – Rose Rand, Austrian-American logician and philosopher from the Vienna Circle (d. 1980)
  • 1900 – Ruth Nanda Anshen, American writer, editor, and philosopher (d. 2003)
  • 1895 – Jack Adams, Canadian-American ice hockey player, coach, and manager (d. 1968)
  • 1890 – May Allison, American actress (d. 1989)
  • 1879 – Arthur Duffey, American sprinter and coach (d. 1955)
  • 1862 – John Ulric Nef, Swiss-American chemist and academic (d. 1915)
  • 1855 – Robert M. La Follette Sr., American lawyer and politician, 20th Governor of Wisconsin (d. 1925)
  • 1840 – William F. Nast, American businessman (d. 1893)
  • 1820 – John Bartlett, American author and publisher (d. 1905)
  • 1819 – Henry Gardner, American merchant and politician, 23rd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1892)
  • 1812 – Fernando Wood, American merchant and politician, 73rd Mayor of New York City (d. 1881)
  • 1811 – Harriet Beecher Stowe, American author and activist (d. 1896)
  • 1801 – Heber C. Kimball, American religious leader (d. 1868)

Deaths

  • 2016 – Ann Morgan Guilbert, American actress and singer (b. 1928)
  • 2015 – Anne Nicol Gaylor, American activist, co-founded the Freedom From Religion Foundation (b. 1926)
  • 2014 – James E. Rogers, American lawyer, businessman, and academic (b. 1938)
  • 2013 – Elroy Schwartz, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1923)
  • 2012 – Bob Chappuis, American football player and soldier (b. 1923)
  • 2012 – Margie Hyams, American pianist and vibraphone player (b. 1920)
  • 2009 – Bob Bogle, American musician (The Ventures) (b. 1934)
  • 2007 – Robin Olds, American general and pilot (b. 1922)
  • 2007 – Ruth Graham, Chinese-American author, poet, and painter (b. 1920)
  • 2003 – Dale Whittington, American race car driver (b. 1959)
  • 2002 – June Jordan, American author and activist (b. 1936)
  • 1999 – Bernie Faloney, American-Canadian football player and sportscaster (b. 1932)
  • 1997 – Richard Jaeckel, American actor (b. 1926)
  • 1995 – Roger Zelazny, American author and poet (b. 1937)
  • 1994 – Henry Mancini, American composer and conductor (b. 1924)
  • 1986 – Alan Jay Lerner, American composer and songwriter (b. 1918)
  • 1980 – Charles Miller, American saxophonist and flute player (b. 1939)
  • 1977 – Robert Middleton, American actor (b. 1911)
  • 1953 – Tom Cole, Welsh-American racing driver (b. 1922)
  • 1936 – Hans Poelzig, German architect, painter, and designer, designed the IG Farben Building (b. 1869)
  • 1932 – Dorimène Roy Desjardins, Canadian businesswoman, co-founded Desjardins Group (b. 1858)
  • 1926 – Mary Cassatt, American-French painter (b. 1843)
  • 1914 – Adlai Stevenson I, American lawyer and politician, 23rd Vice President of the United States (b. 1835)
  • 1907 – William Le Baron Jenney, American architect and engineer, designed the Home Insurance Building (b. 1832)
  • 1864 – Leonidas Polk, American general and bishop (b. 1806)
  • 1825 – Pierre Charles L'Enfant, French-American architect and engineer, designed Washington, D.C. (b. 1754)
  • 1801 – Benedict Arnold, American general during the American Revolution later turned British spy (b. 1741)
  • 1662 – Henry Vane the Younger, English-American politician, Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (b. 1613)
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