What Happened On This Day – June 14
2002 A large asteroid just misses the Earth
2002 MN, a 73-meter lump, was three times closer to Earth than the Moon. It was first discovered three days after its closest approach.
1982 The Falklands War ends
After 74 days of fighting, British troops captured the capital, Stanley, prompting the Argentine forces to surrender and return the islands to British control.
1949 Albert II becomes the first monkey in space
The rhesus monkey was one of several animals used for testing purposes before sending humans into space. Albert II survived his ascent to 134 km (83 mi) altitude but died on his return to Earth due to a parachute failure.
1940 German troops occupy Paris
The fall of Paris marked the end of Germany's attacks on the western front. In the Armistice of Compiègne, three-fifths of France was declared occupied.
1919 Alcock and Brown take off for the first non-stop transatlantic flight
The British aviators began their journey in St. John's, Newfoundland and reached Galway in Ireland less than 16 hours later. One month earlier, Albert Cushing Read flew across the Atlantic, but his flight included a stop in the Azores Islands.
Births On This Day,
1969 Steffi Graf
German tennis player
1961 Boy George
English singer-songwriter, producer
1950 Rowan Williams
Welsh bishop, poet, theologian, 104th Archbishop of Canterbury
1946 Donald Trump
American businessman, 45th President of the United States
1928 Che Guevara
Argentine/Cuban physician, author, intellectual, diplomat, theorist
Deaths On This Day,
1986 Jorge Luis Borges
1928 Emmeline Pankhurst
British political activist, suffragette
1920 Max Weber
German economist, sociologist
1886 Alexander Ostrovsky
1662 Henry Vane the Younger