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Today In History - June 14

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Today in History in 1834 Sandpaper was patented by Isaac Fischer Jr, Springfield, Vermont; in 1938 Dorothy Lathrop won the first Caldecott Medal for children’s books; in 1946 Nat King Cole recorded "The Christmas Song" for the first time; and in 1953 Elvis Presley graduated from LC Humes High School in Memphis, Tennessee.

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 1381 - Richard II in England meets leaders of 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, ending the existence of that Sudanese kingdom.
  • 1834 - Hardhat diving suit patented by Leonard Norcross, Dixfield, Maine
  • 1834 - Sandpaper patented by Isaac Fischer Jr, Springfield, Vermont
  • 1881 - Player piano patented by John McTammany Jr (Cambridge, Mass)
  • 1938 - Chlorophyll patented by Benjamin Grushkin
  • 1938 - Dorothy Lathrop wins 1st Caldecott Medal (kid books author)
  • 1940 - Auschwitz concentration camp opens in Nazi controlled Poland with Polish POWs (approx. 3 million would eventually be killed )
  • 1941 - Estonia loses 11,000 inhabitants as a consequence of mass deportations into Siberia
  • 1942 - Walt Disney's "Bambi" animated movie is released
  • 1946 - Nat King Cole records "The Christmas Song" for the first time
  • 1953 - Elvis Presley graduates from LC Humes High School in Memphis Tenn
  • 1954 - President Eisenhower signs order adding words "under God" to the Pledge
  • 1982 - Argentina surrenders to Britain on Falkland Is, ends 74-day conflict
  • 1989 - Nolan Ryan becomes 2nd pitcher to defeat all 26 teams
  • 1989 - Ronald Reagan is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II (honorary knighthood)

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1811 - Harriet Beecher Stowe, Litchfield Connecticut, American author (Uncle Tom's Cabin)
  • 1908 - John Scott Trotter, Charlotte NC, orchestra leader (George Gobel Show)
  • 1909 - Burl Ives, Hunt Ill, folk singer/actor (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof)
  • 1916 - Dorothy McGuire, American actress (Old Yeller, Summer Magic), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1919 - Sam Wanamaker, actor (Holocaust, Competition, Raw Deal), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1919 - Gene Barry [Eugene Klass], American actor (The Atomic City, Bat Masterson), born in NYC, New York
  • 1928 - Ernesto "Che" Guevara, Rosario, Argentine Marxist revolutionary and physician (Cuban Revolution)
  • 1931 - Marla Gibbs, actress (Florence-Jeffersons, Mary-227), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1946 - Donald Trump, billionaire/master builder (Trump Towers/Plaza/Castle)
  • 1969 - Steffi Graf, Mannheim West Germany, tennis player (22 Grand Slam singles titles)

Famous Weddings

  • 1541 - Duke Willem van Gulik of Gelre marries Jeanne d'Albret
  • 1871 - Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro (40) weds Julie Vellay in London
  • 1904 - Ragtime composer Scott Joplin (35) weds Freddie Alexander (19) in Arkansas
  • 1936 - Singer and cowboy actor Roy Rogers (24) weds Arlene Wilkins in Roswell, New Mexico
  • 1950 - American science fiction writer "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" Philip K Dick marries 2nd wife Kleo Apostolides
  • 1956 - Actor Ted Cassidy (23) weds Margaret Helen
  • 1958 - Nelson Mandela weds Winnie Madikizela
  • 1963 - "The Golden Girls" actress Betty White (41) weds "Password" game show host Allen Ludden (45) at the Sands Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1966 - Musician Louis Jordan (58) weds singer and dancer Martha Weaver
  • 1977 - English model Twiggy Lawson (27) weds actor Michael Witney (45)
  • 1981 - Novelist Danielle Steel (33) weds John Traina
  • 1984 - MLB baseball player Ernie Banks (53) weds Marjorie Wardlawholm
  • 1999 - Rapper Eminem marries Kimberly Anne Scott for the 1st time
  • 2008 - Country singer Sara Evans (37) weds former University of Alabama quarterback Jay Barker (35) in Franklin, Tennessee
  • 2013 - 90210 actor Matt Lanter (30) weds longtime girlfriend Angela Stacy at the Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California
  • 2014 - Grammy Award winning rapper Eve (35) weds entrepreneur Maximillion Cooper at Cala Jondal Beach in Ibiza, Spain

Famous Divorces

  • 1960 - Actress Laraine Day (39) divorces manager Leo Durocher (53) due to incompatibility after 12 years of marriage
  • 2012 - New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton (48) divorces Beth Shuey due to conflict of personalities after nearly 20 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • 1801 - Benedict Arnold, Revolutionary War general, dies in London at 60
  • 1825 - Pierre Charles L'Enfant, French architect, dies at 70
  • 1968 - Salvatore Quasimodo, Italian poet/essayist (Nobel 1959), dies at 66
  • 1977 - Alan Reed, actor (Fred Allen)/voice (Fred Flintstone), dies at 69
  • 1982 - Marjorie Bennett, actress (Blossom-Dobie Gillis), dies at 87 of cancer
  • 1986 - Alan Jay Lerner, Broadway librettist, dies in NY at 67
  • 1986 - Jorge Luis Borges, Argentine author (Book of Sand), dies in Geneva at 86

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