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June 14 in History

Update: June, 14/2012 - 09:05

June 14 in History

 

1777

Congress adopts the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States of America.

1936

Death of Maxim Gorky, originally Alexey Maximovich Pyeshkov, Soviet writer. He was often considered the father of Soviet literature. His works include the play The Lower Depths (1902) and the novel Mother (1907).

1943

People in Dong Son Village, in Tien Du District, Bac Ninh Province, rise up against the orders of the Japanese occupation army in Viet Nam to plant jute for war use instead of rice crops.

1946

Death of John Logie Baird, the Scottish inventor who pioneered the development of television.

1949

Bao Dai, who abdicated as the last Vietnamese king following the country's independence in 1945, is installed as head of state of the so-called "new state of Viet Nam" to serve the French in a war of reconquest.

1987

Death of Vu Ngoc Phan (born 1902), Vietnamese writer, researcher and translator. His main works are Nha Van Hien Dai (Modern Writers), Dan Ca Viet Nam (Vietnamese Folk Songs), Tren Duong Nghe Thuat (On the Road to Art) and Tuc Ngu - Ca Dao (Proverbs and Folk Songs).

2000

In the biggest step toward peace since the end of the Korean War, the leaders of North and South Korea sign an agreement pledging to work for reconciliation and eventual reunification in the historic Inter-Koreas Summit in Pyongyang, North Korea.

2003

East Timor approves a US$1.5 billion natural gas development plan for a pipeline to be built. It will be the largest source of income for the country.

2009

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu endorses a Palestinian state beside Israel, reversing himself in the face of US pressure but attaching conditions such as demilitarisation that Palestinians swiftly reject.

2010

Iraq's new parliament convenes for just under 20 minutes in what is little more than a symbolic inaugural session because of unresolved differences over key government positions – a precarious political limbo three months after inconclusive elections. — AP/REUTERS

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