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On June the 14th
Jamaican sprinter, Asafa Powell, set the world record for the 100m sprint while competing in Athens, Greece with a time of 9.77seconds.
A car bomb exploded in front of the US consulate in Karachi, Pakistan, resulting in the death of 12 people and the injuring of 50 more.
American composer, Henry Mancini, died at the age of 70. He was pone of the most celebrated composers of cinema and television music of the 20th century.
Members of the Hezbollah terrorist group, hijacked TWA Flight 847 was hijacked while flying from Athens, Greece to Rome, Italy. It was one of the most publicized hijackings of the 20th century which coursed through several countries and lasted more than 2 weeks. One passenger, an American citizen, was executed and various countries agreed to release prisoners in exchange for hostages.
The Falklands war ended with the unconditional surrender of Argentine forces.
Legendary British footballer, Bobby Charlton, played his last international match for England against West Germany in the World Cup finals of Mexico, 22 years after his first game of 1958 against Scotland.
German tennis player, Steffi Graf, was born in Mannheim. She is generally considered to be one of the greatest female tennis players of all time, having won 22 Grand Slam singles titles.
The Vatican abolished the 'index librorum prohibitum', which was a list of books considered prohibited for followers of the catholic faith. The list was originally instituted in 1557.
British singer, Boy George, was born in Eltham, Kent. He gained international fame with his group, Culture Club, during the 1980s.
American businessman, Donald Trump, was born in New York City. He is one of the most famous American entrepreneurs of the 20th and 21st century.
The first Superman comic was printed as part of the Action Comics series. The comic book was published by Detective Comics, Inc., now known as DC comics.
The United States instituted the Marihuana Tax Act. It is widely considered as the first act towards the criminalization of Marihuana in the United States.
Women in Norway were granted the right to vote.
Hawaii became part of the United States. In 1959 it became the 50th state of the Union.
German engineer, Nikolaus Otto, was born in Holzhausen. He was the inventor of the internal-combustion engine.
Napoleon Bonaparte defeated the Austrian army at the Battle of Marengo in Northern Italy, effectively conquering Italy.
The Stars and Stripes was adopted as the flag of the United States.
French mathematician, Charles Augustin de Coulomb, was born in Angouleme. He was one of the leading scientists in the field of electricity and electromagnetism. The unit of electrical charge, the coulomb, is named after him.
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