On this day: Key events happened on June 14, from first monkey space flight to first hydrogen bomb test in China

On this day: Key events happened on June 14, from the first monkey space flight to the first hydrogen bomb test in China, take a look at the key events in history on this day.

Livemint, Written By Sharmila Bhadoria
Published14 Jun 2024, 06:27 AM IST
On this day: Take a look at the key events that happened on June 14
On this day: Take a look at the key events that happened on June 14

On this day: Multiple incidents that happened in past became an important chapter in history and our lives. On June 14, a monkey travelled in space for the first time in 1949. The day is also remembered for China's first hydrogen bomb test.

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China detonated its first hydrogen bomb in 1967

In the early fifties, China began its attempt to become a nuclear nation. In 1951 the country signed an agreement with Moscow to utilise the uranium ores in exchange for Soviet assistance in nuclear technology. China began developing nuclear weapons in the late 1950s with substantial Soviet assistance.

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According to atomicarchive.com, China made significant progress in its efforts to become a nuclear nation in the 1960s. The nation conducted its first nuclear test at Lop Nur on October 16, 1964. In less than two years, China detonated its first hydrogen bomb on June 14, 1967.

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Congress adopted Star and Stripes in the US

The day is also a big reminder for American nationals as ‘Stars and Stripes’ were included in their national flag on June 14, 1777. According to Britannica, the Continental Congress adopted a resolution stating that “the flag of the United States be thirteen alternate stripes red and white” and that “the Union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation.” The announcement laid foundation for America's national flag, Stars and Stripes.

First space flight of a monkey

On June 14, 1949, Albert II became the first monkey to travel to space. Before sending humans into space several test flights were conducted by sending animals into the space. Albert II was the first animal who survived his ascent to 134 km (83 mi) altitude. However, the monkey died on his return to Earth due to a parachute failure.

Donald Trump birthday

The 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump was born on this day in 1946. The businessman turned politician is striving to compete in the upcoming US presidential elections of 2024. However, his conviction in the hush money trial case. On May 30, 2024 Trump became the first former president to be convicted of a crime case after he was found guilty of 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in connection with a hush monez trial case linked to adult film star Stephanie Clifford, known as Stormy Daniels.

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