June 14: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on June 14



June 14th is International Bath Day and Pop Goes The Weasel Day.

We’ve reached the 166th day of the year. There are 200 days remaining in 2024.

This day marks a special one in history and you’re about to find out about things that happened in events related to war and celebrities.

Did you know that on this day in 1940, Auschwitz concentration camp started operation? The first arrivals were 728 Polish prisoners.

Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about June 14th in history!


What memorable events happened on June 14 in history? Keep reading to find out!


Edward Snowden was charged with spying and stealing “government property.”

Snowden copied and released many highly sensitive documents after working as an employee for the National Security Agency.


The Last of Us was released exclusively for the PlayStation 3.

Developed by Naughty Dog, this action-packed game tells the story of a smuggler who escorts a teenager through the USA after an apocalypse.


Action thriller “The Bourne Identity” movie starring Matt Damon was released.

OTD in 2002: Action thriller "The Bourne Identity" movie starring Matt Damon was released.

The movie had a budget of $60 million and made $214 million at the Box Office.


Police checks on drunk drivers was declared constitutional by the US Supreme Court.


President Richard Nixon implemented a 60-day price freeze across the US.

The freeze was put in place due to “unacceptable” rises in the cost of everyday goods.


Ronald Reagan signed the Therapeutic Abortion Act.

OTD in 1967: Ronald Reagan signed the Therapeutic Abortion Act.

The Act signed in California made it only the second state in the US to allow abortions in some cases.


The Disneyland Monorail System opened to the public in Anaheim, California.

It was the first daily monorail operating system in the Western Hemisphere. A monorail system is a low-speed public transportation train.


Elvis Presley graduated from L. C. Humes High School in Memphis, Tennessee, US.


The US launched the first monkey into space aboard a V2 sounding rocket.

Albert II, a rhesus monkey, was the first monkey to reach space. The rocket reached 83 miles (134 km) altitude, with Albert II surviving the launch. Unfortunately, the landing parachute malfunctioned, and he didn’t survive the landing.


Auschwitz concentration camp started operation after 728 Polish prisoners became the first to arrive.


Isaac Fischer Jr. patented sandpaper in Springfield, Vermont, US.

OTD in 1834: Isaac Fischer Jr. patented sandpaper in Springfield


Napoleon formed the Ligurian Republic.

The Ligurian Republic was a sister republic formed by Napoleon during the French Revolution following a dispute with Genoese inhabitants. As a result, Napoleon took Genoa and established his own order.


The Second Continental Congress met to create the US flag with stars and stripes.


Henry the Lion founded the city of Munich on the banks of the river Isar.

Famous Births

Is today your birthday? If so, you share this special day with Donald Trump! Check out more famous people born on this day below.


Donald Trump



Donald Trump


78 years old

Born In:

New York, USA


Lucy Hale



Lucy Hale


35 years old

Born In:

Tennessee, USA


Boy George



Boy George


63 years old

Born In:

England, UK


Kevin McHale



Kevin McHale


36 years old

Born In:

Texas, USA

Special Holidays

If you can spare some time today, here are some unique holidays you could get involved with.

June 14: National Pop Goes The Weasel Day
United States

National Pop Goes The Weasel Day

Take a trip down memory lane with us today on Pop Goes The Weasel Day, where we celebrate this timeless nursery rhyme. It turns out that there are actually lots of different versions of Pop Goes the Weasel, so celebrate today by learning them and singing them!

June 14: International Bath Day
United States

International Bath Day

Life is so busy that we never feel we have time for a bath, instead opting to jump in the shower and rinse off quickly. Sometimes we need to slow things down and enjoy them, and that’s what International Bath Day is all about, so take some time today to relax with a nice hot bath!

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Fun Fact Of The Day

Although GPS is free for the world to use, it costs $2 million per day to operate. The money comes from American tax revenue.

Birthday & Zodiac

If you were born on June 14, your star sign is Gemini.

Geminis love to know what’s going on in the world around them, including other people’s private lives, but this can sometimes get them into trouble, as it can be seen as them being nosey or gossipy.

Alexandrite is the birthstone given to people born in June. The alexandrite is unique as it contains both green and red colors. The green provides hope, fertility, and peace, but the red symbolizes power, passion, and sometimes even aggression.

If you were born on this day, you were likely conceived on the week of September 21 in the previous year.

A baby that is conceived on June 14th, 2024, will likely be due around March 7th, 2025.

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