Historical Events for 14th June 2024

1597 – At 4:30 AM Dutch explorer Willem Barents leaves Novaya Zemlya on his third Arctic expedition to return to the Netherlands (dies on the return voyage)
1906 – Pogrom against Jews in Bialystok, Polish Russia
1919 – 1st nonstop air crossing of Atlantic (Alcock and Brown) leaves Newfoundland
1952 – US Open Men’s Golf, Northwood GC: Julius Boros wins 1st of 3 majors by 4 shots from Ed Oliver
1955 – Chile becomes a signatory to the Buenos Aires copyright treaty
1972 – Tropical storm (later hurricane) Agnes forms over Yucat√°n Peninsula
1985 – Earl Weaver comes out of retirement to manage Baltimore Orioles
1985 – Lebanese Shiite Muslim extremists hijacked TWA Flight 847
2018 – 21st FIFA World Cup opens at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia with British singer Robbie Williams and Russian soprano Aida Garifullina performing
2019 – Swiss women hold a national strike over the country’s slow pace towards equality

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