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1158 - Munich (in what is now Germany) was founded by Henry the Lion on the banks of the river Isar.

1775 -The Continental Army was established by the Continental Congress, marking the birth of the United States Army.

1777 - The Stars and Stripes was adopted by Congress as the Flag of the United States. Today, June 14 is officially 'Flag Day' in the United States.

1789 - Whiskey distilled from maize was first produced by American clergyman the Rev Elijah Craig. It is named Bourbon because Rev Craig lived in Bourbon County, Kentucky.

1834 - The first sandpaper was patented (#X08244, #X08245, #X08246, #X08247) and issued to Isaac Fisher, Jr., of Springfield, Vermont

1872 - Trade unions were legalized in Canada.

1884 - New York was the first state in the US to enact legislation requiring the burying of utility wires.

1938 - Dr. Benjamin Gruskin of Philadelphia, Pa. patented (#2,120,667) chlorophyll as a "therapeutic agent for the use in the treatment of infection" of the blood stream, infected parts, and for open cuts and wounds.

1951 - The Univac1 was unveiled in Washington, DC. and dedicated as the world's first commercial computer.

1954 - US President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a bill that placed the words 'under God' into the United States Pledge of Allegiance.

1958 #1 Hit June 14, 1958 - July 25, 1958: Sheb Wooley -The Purple People Eater

1959 - Disneyland Monorail System, the first daily operating monorail system in the Western Hemisphere, opened to the public in Anaheim, California.

1966 - The Vatican announced the abolition of the Index Librorum Prohibitorum ("Index of Prohibited Books"), which was originally instituted in 1557.

1967 - The People's Republic of China tested its first hydrogen bomb.

1972 As of DEcember 31, the insecticide DDT was banned from use in the US.

1975 #1 Hit June 14, 1975 - June 20, 1975: America - Sister Golden Hair

1986 #1 Hit June 14, 1986 - July 4, 1986: Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonald - On My Own

1997 #1 Hit June 14, 1997 - August 29, 1997: Puff Daddy & Faith Evans featuring 112 - I'll Be Missing You

2002 - The Bourne Identity was released in theaters.

2011- Broadway Show - Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark (Musical) June 14, 2011

Flag Day Trivia

In 1923 the National Flag Conference called for the words my Flag to be changed to the Flag of the United States. The reason given was to ensure that immigrants knew to which flag reference was being made. The words "of America" were added in 1924. The United States' Congress officially recognized the Pledge as the official national pledge on December 28, 1945.

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson officially proclaimed this day as Flag Day.

In 1949, the United State's Congress made it even more official by proclaiming today National Flag Day.

The Pledge of allegiance was written for the children's magazine Youth's Companion by Christian Socialist author and Baptist minister Francis Bellamy on September 7, 1892.

In New York City on April 22, 1951, the Board of Directors of the Knights of Columbus adopted a resolution to amend their recitation of Pledge of Allegiance at the opening of each of the meetings of the 800 Fourth Degree Assemblies of the Knights of Columbus by addition of the words "under God" after the words "one nation."

I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Francis Bellamy's Original Pledge:
I Pledge allegiance to my Flag, and to the Republic for which it stands: one Nation indivisible, With Liberty and Justice for all.

June 14th Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Steffi Graf (1969)
Boy George (1961)
Burl Ives (1909)
Yasmine Bleeth (1968)
Donald Trump (1946)
Will Patton (1954)
Newt Gingrich (1943)
Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811)
June 14, 1777 was the day that the Second Continental Congress adopted the 13 stars and stripes flag designed by Betsy Ross.

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