Today in History - June 14

1642 - 1st compulsory education law in America passed by Massachusetts

1645 - Battle of Naseby - New Model Army beat English King Charles I

1673 - Battle at Schooneveld - Michiel de Ruyter beats French/English fleet

1777 - US Continental Congress adopts the Stars & Stripes replacing the Grand Union flag

1797 - Napoleon forms Ligurian Republic

1800 - Battle of Marengo - Bonaparte vs Austria

1822 - Charles Babbage proposes a "Difference Engine" in a paper to the Royal Astronomical Society

1834 - Sandpaper patented by Isaac Fischer Jr

1841 - 1st Canadian parliament opens in Kingston, Ontario

1847 - Robert Bunsen invents the Bunsen burner

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

1901 - 1st golf championship is played

1913 - The South African Government pass the Immigration Act, which restricts the entry of Asians; it leads to widespread agitation by resident Indians, led by Gandhi

1922 - US President Warren G. Harding is 1st US President to use radio

1932 - German government of von Papen forms

1934 - Hitler & Benito Mussolini meet in Vienna

1938 - Chlorophyll patented by Benjamin Grushkin

1942 - 1st bazooka rocket gun produced

1942 - Walt Disney's animated movie "Bambi" is released



1943 - Canadian Library Association established

1951 - 1st commercial computer, UNIVAC 1, enters service at Census Bureau

1978 - Sierra Leone adopts constitution


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