14 June It Happened Today

1645  Parliamentarian forces under Oliver Cromwell defeat the Royalist forces commanded by Prince Rupert at the Battle of Naseby.

1800  French forces commanded by Napoleon defeat the Austrians at the Battle of Marengo.

1909  Birth of American actor and singer Burl Ives.

1927  Death of English writer Jerome K Jerome.

1946  Death of Scottish inventor John Logie Baird, pioneer of early television.

1964  Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life imprisonment.

1982  Argentinian forces surrender to the British commander on the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic.

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