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A Nobel Prize, a 3,600-mile voyage and the battle of Marengo: 3 things that happened On This Day 14 June

What happened on this day in history? We round up three famous events, births, battles and deaths...

Published: June 14, 2014 at 3:00 am
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14 June

1868: Karl Landsteiner was born near Vienna. In 1930 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for his discovery of human blood groups.

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1789: Cast adrift in an open boat by the Bounty mutineers, Captain William Bligh and 17 loyal members of his crew succeeded in reaching Timor, after a gruelling 3,600-mile voyage.

1940: German troops entered an undefended Paris, marching past the Arc de Triomphe on what was the 140th anniversary of Napoleon’s decisive victory over the Austrians at the battle of Marengo.

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Compiled by Julian Humphrys – You can follow Julian on Twitter @GeneralJules

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