Following are some of the major events to have occurred on June 14:
1928 – Emmeline Pankhurst, English champion of women’s rights, died. An act establishing voting equality for men and women was passed just after her death.
1936 – The Soviet short-story writer, novelist and dramatist Maxim Gorky died.
1946 – John Logie Baird, the Scottish inventor who pioneered the development of television, died.
1971 – The New York Times began publication of extracts from top-secret Pentagon papers on the Vietnam War.
1994 – Henry Mancini, the American composer of soundtracks for the “Pink Panther” movies, “Days of Wine and Roses”, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and dozens of other hit films, died.
2004 – The British entrepreneur Richard Branson set a new world record by driving across the English Channel in a James-Bond style amphibious sports car in under two hours.
2005 – Charles Robert Jenkins, a former U.S. army sergeant who deserted to North Korea in 1965, returned to the United States for the first time in four decades.
2007 – Kurt Waldheim, a former U.N. Secretary-General and Austrian president whose reputation was tarnished by disclosures he hid his past in Nazi Germany’s officer corps, died aged 88.
2013 – Inmates in Peru attempt world record for biggest group of prisoners practising full-body resistance routines.
2014 – Pro-Russian separatists shoot down Ukrainian army transport plane.
2017 – Fire at London’s Grenfell Tower apartment block leaves dozens dead.