It happened one 14 June

1903 : Flooding in Oregon

On June 14, 1903, torrential rains fall on the Blue Mountains and cause flash flooding until the town of Heppner, Oregon. 324 people were killed and a third of the city was destroyed. Heppner is built in a floodplain, as 10%% of U.S. cities.
Today, dams, floodways and levees were built for flood protection of these areas but they are neither always sufficient nor always well maintained.

1940 : Germans enter Paris

On 14 June 1940, the Germans entered Paris. Loudspeakers announced the introduction of a curfew and a huge flag with a swastika was installed beneath the Arc de Triomphe. 2 million Parisians fled the city and for others began the occupation with its restrictions and arrests.

1982 : Falklands War ends

On June 14, 1982, Argentines surrendered to the British after six weeks of war, ending the Falklands War. The war began on April 2, 1982 when Argentine forces had attacked and started to occupy the Falklands Islands, British-owned but located close to the Argentine territory and subject to a sovereignty dispute between the two countries since many years.

1985 : TWA Flight hijacked

On 14 June 1985, TWA Flight 847 from Athens to Rome was hijacked to Beirut by Shiite Hezbollah Lebanese . As there were no people with an Israeli passport on the flight, the terrorists sought the Jewish people but they were protected by the aircrew. They then killed a U.S. Navy diver and took five hostages who were freed two weeks later.

1985 : Signing of the Schengen Convention

On June 14, 1985, the Schengen Convention establishing open borders and an area of free movement between member states was signed in Luxembourg between the Benelux, Germany and France. The Schengen area will be expanded to all European countries wishing it by the Treaty of Amsterdam on October 2, 1997. Almost all countries of the European Union and EFTA (Iceland, Norway, Switzerland) are part of this area of ​​free movement of persons, except the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Latest news : 14 June

World Blood Donor Day
June 14 is World Blood Donor Day June 14 was chosen because it is the date of the anniversary of Karl Landsteiner, creator of the definitions of blood groups and Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine.
During the day, there are highlights on the need for safe blood transfusions.

Quote of the day : 14 June

Che Guevara
Cruel leaders are replaced only to have new leaders turn cruel.

Birthdays : 14 June

Harriet Beecher Stowe, American writer and abolitionist, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin (1811)
Andrey Markov, Russian mathematician (1856)
Karl Landsteiner, American biologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1868)
Yasunari Kawabata, Japanese writer, Nobel laureate (1899)
Margaret Bourke-White, American photographer and photojournalist (1904)
Burl Ives, American musician and actor (1909)
Dorothy McGuire, American actress (1916)
Sam Wanamaker, American actor and director (1919)
Ernesto Che Guevara, Argentine revolutionary, writer, diplomat, major figure of the Cuban Revolution (1928)
Donald Trump, American businessman (1946)
Paul O'Grady, English comedian and TV presenter (1955)
Eric Heiden, American long track speed skater (1958)
Boy George, English singer (1961)
Yasmine Bleeth, American actress (1968)
Steffi Graf, German tennis player (1969)
Jackson Richardson, French handball player (1969)
Ramon Vega, Swiss footballer (1971)
Lang Lang, Chinese pianist (1982)
Kostas Manolas, Greek footballer (1991)

They left us one 14 June

Jean Baptiste Kléber, French general (1800)
Pierre Charles L'Enfant, French american architect (1825)
G. K. Chesterton, English writer (1936)
Salvatore Quasimodo, Italian writer, Nobel Prize in Literature (1968)
Henry Mancini, American composer (1994)
Marcel Mouloudji, French singer (1994)
Jean Roba, Belgian comics creator (Boule et Bill) (2006)

Tip of the Day : 14 June

Store feta

Feta is a cheese that is not kept dry.
To keep the feta when there is not much of whey, you can use plastic container which can be closed, put the feta cheese, fill with salt water to cover the cheese and refrigerate. You must then change the water regularly.

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