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Reuters historical calendar - June 14

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London, June 13 (Reuters) Following are some of the major events to have occurred on June 14 since 1900: 1922 - President Warren G Harding became the first US president to broadcast by radio.

1928 - Emmeline Pankhurst, English champion of women's rights, died. An act establishing voting equality for men and women was passed just after her death.

1936 - The Soviet short-story writer and novelist Maxim Gorky died.

1940 - The German army entered and occupied Paris in World War Two.

1946 - John Logie Baird, the Scottish inventor who pioneered the development of television, died.

1951 - The first electronic computer for commercial use was demonstrated at the Bureau of the Census in Philadelphia.

1966 - The Vatican announced the abolition of the Roman Catholic Church's Index of Prohibited Books.

1971 - The New York Times began publication of extracts from top-secret Pentagon papers on the Vietnam War.

1993 - Turkish President Suleyman Demirel asked Tansu Ciller to form a new government, giving the largely Muslim but constitutionally secular country its first woman prime minister.

1994 - Henry Mancini, the American composer of soundtracks for the ''Pink Panther'' movies, ''Days of Wine and Roses'', ''Breakfast at Tiffany's'' and dozens of other hit films, died.

2001 - An official enquiry into the massacre of almost the entire Nepalese royal family blamed Crown Prince Dipendra, saying he had acted in a rage fuelled by drugs and drink.

2004 - The British entrepreneur Richard Branson set a new world record by driving across the English Channel in a James-Bond style amphibious sports car in under two hours.

2005 - Charles Robert Jenkins, a former US army sergeant who deserted to North Korea in 1965, returned to the United States for the first time in four decades.

2005 - Carlo Maria Giulini, a celebrated Italian maestro whose intense and almost spiritual interpretations won him acclaim as one of the great conductors of the 20th century, died at the age of 91.

REUTERS KD DS1051

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