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June 14
Flag Day (US)

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
1993   US president Bill Clinton selects Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a women's rights advocate, to serve on the Supreme Court.

Grank Funk Railroad: We're An American Band (Capitol)  
Grand Funk Railroad records the song Walk Like A Man, which would appear on their We're An American Band album.
(The album would later reach #2 on the US album charts.)
(photo credit: Capitol)


Dwight D. Eisenhower 1953 - 1961: (The American Presidents Series)
US president Dwight D. Eisenhower signs an order adding the words quot;under God"; to the Pledge of Allegiance.
(photo credit: Times Books)

1951 The Univac I computer is demonstrated for the first time, in Washington, DC.
1943 The Supreme Court rules that school children cannot be required to salute the US flag if doing so conflicts with their religious beliefs.
1940 German troops enter Paris, during WWII.
1940 The Nazis open the Auschwitz concentration camp in German-occupied Poland.
1937 Pennsylvania becomes the first state in the US to adopt Flag Day as a state holiday.
1922 As Warren G. Harding dedicates the Francis Scott Key Memorial, he becomes the first US president to be heard over the radio.
1846 US settlers in Sonoma proclaim the Republic of California.
1841 The first Canadian Parliament opens in Kingston.
1777 The Continental Congress, convening in Philadelphia, adopts the Stars and Stripes as the national flag.
Uncle Woody sez: "Now you know why Americans celebrate June 14th as Flag Day."

1775 The US Army is established by an act of Congress.

Born today:

1989  Courtney Halverson - actress

1969  Steffi Graf - tennis champ

1968  Yasmine Bleeth - actress

1961  Boy George - singer (Culture Club)

1958  Eric Heiden - speed skater (won 5 Olympic gold medals, 1980)

1954  Will Patton - actor

1952  Jimme Lea - bassist, keyboardist, singer (Slade)

1949  Alan White - rock drummer (Yes, Plastic Ono Band)

1946  Donald Trump - real estate tycoon

1946  Marla Gibbs - actress

1945  Zombies: Best of the 60s (Disky Records)  

Rod Argent - keyboardist (Argent, The Zombies)
(photo credit: Disky Records)

1943  Muff Winwood - bassist (Spencer Davis Group)

1940  Ben Davidson - football player

1929  Cy Coleman - pianist, composer

1925  Pierre Salinger - TV commentator

1921  Gene Barry - actor

1919  Sam Wanamaker - actor

1919  Dorothy McGuire - actress

1909  Burl Ives - singer, actor (won Oscar, 1958)

1901  Hap Day - hockey player, manager

1864  Dr. Alois Alzheimer - discovered Alzheimer's Disease

1820  John Bartlett - editor (Bartlett's Quotations)

1811  Harriet Beecher Stowe - author


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