On this Day
Tuesday, June 14th
The 165th day of 2005
There are 200 days left in the year
Today's Highlights in History
On June 14, 1982, Argentine forces surrendered to British troops on the disputed Falkland Islands. (Go to article.)
On June 14, 1811, Harriet Beecher Stowe, the author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin," was born. Following her death on July 1, 1896, her obituary appeared in The Times. (Go to obit. Other Birthdays)
On June 14, 1879, Harper's Weekly featured a cartoon about the presidential election of 1880. (See the cartoon and read an explanation.)
Reference: The New York Times
The following via Iraq War Today
Today in History
1775 - The U.S. Army is founded.
1777 - Continental Congress adopts the Stars-and-Stripes, replacing the Grand Union flag.
1850 - Fire destroys part of San Francisco.
1863 - Battle of Second Winchester, VA.
1864 - Confederate General Leonidas Polk is killed in action at the Battle of Pine Mountain.
1900 - The Hawaiian Republic becomes the U.S. Territory of Hawaii.
1917 - General Pershing arrives in Paris.
1923 - President Harding is the first U.S. President to use radio, dedicating Baltimore's Francis Scott Key memorial.
1940 - German forces occupy Paris.
1941 - Ground is broken for the Boeing Plant II (ex-AFLC Plant 13) in Wichita, KS.
1942 - In Bridgeport, CT, the first bazooka rocket gun is produced.
1944 - The first B-29 raid against mainland Japan occurs.
1949 - The State of Vietnam is formed.
1951 - UNIVAC 1, the first commercial computer, enters service at the Census Bureau.
1952 - The keel laid for the Nautilus, the first nuclear-powered submarine.
1954 - President Eisenhower signs the order adding the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance.
1963 - Valery Bykovsky, in Vostok 5, orbits the Earth 81 times in 5 days.
1967 - The Mariner V is launched for a Venus fly-by; the U.S.S.R. launches Kosmos 166 for the observation of the Sun from an Earth orbit.
1975 - The U.S.S.R. launches Venera 10 for a Venus landing.
1985 - Lebanese Shiite Muslim gunmen hijack TWA Flight 847 after takeoff from Athens.
1991 - The Space Shuttle STS 40 (Columbia 12) lands.
1736 - Charles-Augustin de Coulomb, physicist (formulated Coulomb's Law)
1811 - Harriet Beecher Stowe, author (Uncle Tom's Cabin)
1855 - Robert Marion La Follette, Progressive Presidental Candidate
1864 - Alois Alzheimer Germany, psychiatrist/pathologist (Alzheimer Disease)
1868 - Karl Landsteiner, immunologist/pathologist, Nobel Prize winner
1925 - Pierre Salinger, newsman (ABC)/press secretary (John Kennedy)
1928 - Ernesto (Che) Guevara, Latin American revolutionary
1946 - Donald Trump; Ralph McAllister Ingersol II, newspaper publisher
1801 - Benedict Arnold Revolutionary War general
1965 - H.V. Kaltenborn newscaster (Who Said That?)
1986 - Marlin Perkins "Wild Kingdom" host, dies near St. Louis.
Reported Missing in Action
** The first American POW's in Vietnam**
Appice, Giacomo, US Army; part of a US Maintenance crew assisting French supply units, released August, 1954
Morgan, Doyle, USAF; part of a US Maintenance crew assisting French supply units, released August, 1954
Salas, Ciro, USAF; part of US Maintenance crew assisting French supply units, released August, 1954
Schuller, Jerry, USAF; part of a US Maintenance crew assisting French supply units, released August, 1954
Sroveck, Leonard, US Army; part of a US Maintenance crew assisting French supply units, released August, 1954
Guarino, Lawrence N., USAF (NJ); F105 shot down, released by DRV February, 1973 - alive as of 1998
McManus, Kevin J., USAF (NY); F4C shot down, released by DRV February, 1973 - alive as of 1998
Mechenbier, Edward J., USAF (OH); F4C shot down, released by DRV February, 1973 - alive as of 1998
Grace, James W., USAF (LA); F4D shot down
Kahler, Harold, USAF (NE); F105D shot down
Wilson, Richard, Jr., US Army (AR); vehicle accident, Killed, body not recovered
Davis, Francis J., USN (IA); presumed Killed
McLeod, David V., Jr., USAF (FL); HH53C shot down