What happened this day in history: June 14

What happened this day in history - June 14 EMN-170614-063922001
What happened this day in history - June 14 EMN-170614-063922001

1645 - The Royalists were beaten by the Parliamentarians at Naseby, in the decisive battle of the English Civil War.

1777 - The Stars and Stripes was adopted by Congress as the Flag of the United States.

1834 - Isaac Fisher of Vermont patented sandpaper.

1839 - Henley-on-Thames staged its first regatta.

1847 - Robert Bunsen invented the burner that bears his name.

1894 - Thomas Edison filmed a boxing match between Mike Leonard and Jack Cushing in New Jersey; the first filmed sporting event.

1907 - Norway granted women the right to vote.

1933 - German Jews were banned from the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

1940 - German forces entered Paris, forcing French and allied troops to retreat.

1949 – Albert II, a rhesus monkey, rode a V-2 rocket to an altitude of 134 km (83 mi), thereby becoming the first monkey in space.

1967 - The People’s Republic of China tested its first hydrogen bomb.

1982 - The Falklands War ended with the surrender of Argentine troops on the islands.