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  • June 14, 1985 – The Hijacking of TWA Flight 847

    At 10:10am local time in Athens, a trademark white-and-red Boeing 727 owned by TransWorld Airlines lifted off the runway bound for Rome carrying 145 passengers and a staff of eight crew.  A little more than twenty minutes later, a serene two-hour flight to Rome turned into a nightmare for all on board – one that lasted more than two weeks… Read More →

June 14 - List of Other Events in the world
Year Events
1158 Henry the Lion founded Munich on the banks of the river Isar.
1690 On this day, King William III of England (William of Orange) landed in Ireland to confront the former King James II.
1775 American Revolutionary War: The Continental Congress established the Continental Army on this day. This marked the birth of the United States Army.
1777 The Congress adopted Stars and Stripes as the Flag of the United States.
1789 American clergyman the Rev Elijah Craig produced whiskey distilled from maize. It was named Bourbon.
1800 On this day, the French Army of First Consul Napoleon Bonaparte re-conquered Italy after defeating the Austrians at the Battle of Marengo.
1821 The existence of the Sudanese kingdom came to an end after Badi VII, king of Sennar, surrendered his throne and realm to Isma'il Pasha, general of the Ottoman Empire
1830 The day marked the start of the French colonization of Algeria. Around 34,000 French soldiers landed 27 kilometers west at Sidi Fredj.
1872 Canada legalized trade unions.
1900 Hawaii became a territory of the United States.
1907 Women were granted the right to vote in Norway.
1926 Brazil departed from the League of Nations.
1937 Pennsylvania celebrated Flag Day officially as a state holiday becoming the first and only state in the United States to do so.
1937 The Marihuana Tax Act was passed by the US House of Representatives.
1940 A group of 728 Polish political prisoners from Tarnów arrived at the Auschwitz concentration camp becoming its first inmates.
1955 On this day, Chile became a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty.
1962 The European Space Research Organisation was established in Paris. It later became the European Space Agency.
1967 On this day, Mariner 5 was launched towards Venus.
1985 Lebanese Islamist organization Hezbollah hijacked TWA Flight 847 shortly after it took-off from Athens, Greece.
2014 A Ukraine military Ilyushin Il-76 airlifter was shot down. All 49 people onboard the plane were killed.
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