Sunday, June 14, 2015

Today in History: Sunday, June 14, 2015

AP Highlight in History: 
On June 14, 1940, German troops entered Paris during World War II.
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On this date in:
1775The United States Army was founded.
1777The Continental Congress in Philadelphia adopted the Stars and Stripes as the national flag.
1811Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin," was born in Litchfield, Conn.
1846A group of U.S. settlers in Sonoma proclaimed the Republic of California.
1922Warren G. Harding became the first president heard on radio, as Baltimore station WEAR broadcast his speech dedicating the Francis Scott Key memorial at Fort McHenry.
1928The Republican National Convention nominated Herbert Hoover for president.
1940The Nazis opened a concentration camp at Auschwitz in German-occupied Poland.
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1943The Supreme Court ruled schoolchildren could not be compelled to salute the flag of the United States if doing so would conflict with their religious beliefs.
1954President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed an order adding the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance.
1982Argentine forces surrendered to British troops on the disputed Falkland Islands.
1985A 17-day hijack ordeal began when a pair of Lebanese Shiite Muslim extremists seized TWA Flight 847 shortly after takeoff from Athens, Greece.
2002American Roman Catholic bishops adopted a policy to bar sexually abusive clergy from face-to-face contact with parishioners but keep them in the priesthood.
2007Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas declared an emergency after the Hamas militant group effectively took control of the Gaza Strip.
2009Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson broke Red Auerbach's record by winning his 10th NBA title.
Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Actor Kevin McHale ("Glee") turns 27 years old today.
AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau
Don NewcombeBaseball player89
Steny HoyerU.S. representative, D-Md.76
Jim SensenbrennerU.S. representative, R-Wis.72
Rod ArgentRock singer (The Zombies)70
Janet LennonSinger (The Lennon Sisters)69
Donald TrumpReal estate developer, TV personality69
Barry MeltonRock musician (Country Joe and the Fish)68
Eddie MekkaActor ("Laverne and Shirley")63
Pat SummittBasketball coach63
Will PattonActor61
Eric HeidenOlympic gold-medal speed skater57
Boy GeorgeSinger (Culture Club)54
Traylor HowardActress ("Monk")49
Yasmine BleethActress47
Faizon LoveActor47
Diablo CodyScreenwriter ("Juno")37
Tennis Hall of Famer Steffi Graf turns 46 years old today.
AP Photo/Jeff Bottari
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