flag day
Jun
14
THIS DAY IN HISTORY
1777
Congress adopts the Stars and Stripes
During the American Revolution, the Continental Congress adopts 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 national flag, which became known... read more »
Art, Literature, and Film History
1811
Writer and abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe is born »
1909
Folk singer Burl Ives is born »
2002
"The Bourne Identity" is released  »
2003
Queen Elizabeth makes Helen Mirren a Dame »
Civil War
1863
Union defeated at the Second Battle of Winchester »
Cold War
1954
First nationwide civil defense drill held »
Crime
1985
TWA flight 847 is hijacked by terrorists »
2017
Five people shot, including Republican congressman, at charity baseball game »
Disaster
1903
Flash flood devastates Oregon town »
2017
Grenfell Tower fire kills 72 in London  »
General Interest
1789
Bounty mutiny survivors reach Timor »
1951
UNIVAC, the first commercially produced digital computer, is dedicated »
1982
Falklands War ends »
Presidential
1922
Warren G. Harding becomes the first president to be heard on the radio »
Sports
1998
Michael Jordan leads Chicago Bulls to sixth NBA title »
Vietnam War
1968
Dr. Spock convicted for aiding draft resisters »
1969
U.S. command announces troop withdrawal »
Westward Expansion
1846
California's Bear Flag revolt begins »
World War I
1917
U.S. President Woodrow Wilson gives Flag Day address »
World War II
1940
Germany invades Paris »