June 14

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1982 Argentinian troops surrendered to the British commander of land forces on the Falkland Islands. The surrender marked the end of a six-week conflict that cost the lives of 254 British and 750 Argentinians.
  • 1811 Harriet Beecher Stowe, American abolitionist and author of the highly influential Uncle Tom’s cabin (1852), born in Litchfield, Connecticut.
  • 1690 King William III landed at Carrickfergus with a 36,000-strong army, over 40 pieces of artillery and a war chest of £20,000 in cash.
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