Today in History: June 14th

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Some of the historical events that took place on June 14th, that made headlines in the last five years:

2014 Costa Rica shocks World Cup fans by beating Uruguay 3-1; The Uruguay team is considered one of the strongest and the Costa Rica team one of the weakest in the competition

2014 A U.S. aircraft carrier is being repositioned in the Persian Gulf in the event that President Barack Obama decides to authorize military aid in the current internal Iraqi conflict; the president has stated that he will not send in ground troops

2013 In France, the Airbus A350 XWB makes its maiden flight from the Toulouse Blagnac Airport

2013 Iranians go to the polls for a presidential election and local elections

2012 Australia announces its plan to create the largest marine reserve in the world

2012 Swedish doctors perform the world’s first stem cell assisted vein transplant on a 10-year old girl

2011 The Wallow Fire becomes the largest wildfire in Arizona history; firefighters have contained 20% of the 469,407-acre fire

2011 A terrorist-related travel warning for the Philippines is issued by the United States

2010 China’s Premier, Wen Jiabao visits migrant workers at a Beijing construction site and declares the need for better treatment of the country’s migrant workers

Source: brainyhistory.com

Compiled by: SELLWANE KHAKHAU