On This Day In History, 14 June

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World Events Today

  • During World War II, Nazi German troops occupied Paris today in 1940, the city was not liberated until August 1944
  • Leo Eric Varadkar became Taoiseach, the Prime Minister and Head of the Government, of Ireland today in 2017, he was the first openly LGBT person and the first person of Indian descent to lead the Irish government
  • The Grenfell Tower fire broke out today in 2017 in London, it was the worst residential fire in the United Kingdom since World War II, over 70 people lost their lives

Entertainment Events Today

  • The German-born Dutch-Jewish diarist Anne Frank made the first entry in her diary today in 1942
  • The 21st FIFA World Cup started today in 2018 in Russia, the British pop star Robbie Williams and the Russian soprano Aida Garifullina performed at the opening ceremony

Family Events Today

  • The guerrilla leader Che Guevara, a major figure of the Cuban Revolution, was born today in 1928 in Argentina
  • The businessman and television personality Donald Trump, who became the 45th President of the United States, was born today in 1946 in New York
  • George Alan O’Dowd, better known as the English singer-songwriter Boy George, the lead singer of the pop band The Culture Club, was born today in 1961 in Kent

Main Event Today

  • The Falklands War, between Argentina and the United Kingdom, ended today in 1982 when the Argentinian forces surrendered

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Bourbon Day

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