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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

ON THIS DATE IN HISTORY (An audio Podcast)

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On this date in:

1381 King Richard II of England met the leaders of the Peasants' Revolt.

1775 The United States Army was founded.

1777 The Continental Congress in Philadelphia adopted the Stars and Stripes as the national flag.

1822 Charles Babbage proposed a difference engine in a paper to the Royal Astronomical Society.

1841 The first Canadian parliament opened in Kingston.

1846 A group of U.S. settlers in Sonoma proclaimed the Republic of California.

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.

1928 The Republican National Convention nominated Herbert Hoover for president.

1940 German troops entered Paris during World War II.

1940 The Nazis opened a concentration camp at Auschwitz in German-occupied Poland.

1943 The 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.

1954 President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed an order adding the words ''under God'' to the Pledge of Allegiance.

1985 A 17-day hijack ordeal began when a pair of Lebanese Shiite Muslim extremists seized TWA Flight 847 shortly after takeoff from Athens, Greece.


87 Gene Barry Actor
75 Marla Gibbs Actress
66 Jack Bannon Actor
60 Donald Trump Real Estate Investor
52 Will Patton Actor
48 Eric Heiden Olympic gold-medal speed skater



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