• Susanne Files posted an update in the group Group logo of Today In HistoryToday In History 2 months ago

    Happy Flag Day !!!

    On June 14, 1775, the Continental Army, forerunner of the United States Army, was created.

    In 1801, former American Revolutionary War general and notorious turncoat Benedict Arnold died in London.

    In 1922, Warren 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.

    Om 1934, Max Baer defeated Primo Carnera with an 11th-round TKO to win the world heavyweight boxing championship in Long Island City, New York.

    In 1940, German troops entered Paris during World War II; the same day the Nazis began transporting prisoners to the Auschwitz concentration camp in German-occupied Poland.

    In 1943, the U. S. Supreme Court, in West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette, ruled 6-3 that children in public schools could not be forced to salute the flag of the United States.

    In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a measure adding the phase “under God” to the Pledge of Allegiance.

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