On This Day..... June 14

JUNE 14TH

  • TODAY IS FLAG DAY
  • DONALD TRUMP WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1946 (72 YEARS OLD)
  • TODAY IS ALSO NATIONAL STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE DAY
  • TODAY IS ALSO NATIONAL BOURBON DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • HARRIET BEACHER STOWE (1811-1896)
  • BURL IVES (1909-1995)
  • CHE GUEVARA (1928-1967)
  • MARLA GIBBS (1931, 87)
  • JOE ARPAIO (1932, 86)
  • STENY HOYER (1939, 79)
  • DONALD TRUMP (1946, 72)
  • WILL PATTON (1954, 64)
  • BOY GEORGE (1961, 57)
  • YASMINE BLEETH (1968, 50)
  • STEFFI GRAFF (1969, 47)
  • DIABLO CODY (1978, 40)
  • KEVIN MCHALE (1988, 30)
  • LUCY HALE (1989, 29)
  • STAR TREK’S “SCOTTY” (2160)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1642, MASSACHUSETTS PASSES THE FIRST LAW REQUIRING CHILDREN TO BE EDUCATED IN THE COLONIES
  • IN 1775, THE US ARMY FIRST FORMS AS THE CONTINENTAL ARMY TO FIGHT AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR
  • IN 1777, THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS REPLACES THE GRAND UNION FLAG WITH THE STARS AND STRIPES AS THE OFFICIAL AMERICAN FLAG
  • IN 1797, NAPOLEON FORMS THE LIGURIAN REPUBLIC
  • IN 1807 NAPOLEON DEFEATS THE RUSSIAN ARMY IN THE BATTLE OF FRIEDLAND, RUSSIA
  • IN 1834, SANDPAPER IS INVENTED BY ISAAC FISCHER JR IN VERMONT
  • IN 1841, CANADA’S PARLIAMENT MEETS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN KINGSTON, ONTARIO
  • IN 1846, CALIFORNIA DECLARED INDEPENDENCE FROM MEXICO
  • IN 1847, ROBERT BUNSEN INVENTS THE BUNSEN BURNER
  • IN 1850, THE THIRD GREAT FIRE OF SAN FRANCSICO BEGINS IN A BAKERY’S CHIMNEY
  • IN 1861, HARPERS FERRY, WEST VIRGINIA IS EVACUATED BY THE CONFEDERATES IN ADVANCE OF GENERAL GEORGE MCCLELLAN’S ATTACK
  • IN 1870, THE CINCINATTI RED STOCKINGS LOSE THEIR FIRST GAME AFTER WINNING THEIR FIRST 130 GAMES
  • IN 1876, GEORGE HALL IS THE FIRST BASEBALL PLAYER TO HIT FOR THE CYCLE
  • IN 1876, THE CALIFORNIA STREET CABLE CAR RAILROAD COMPANY IS FRANCHISED
  • IN 1881, JOHN MCTAMMANY OF CAMBRIDGE, MASS PATENTED THE PLAYER PIANO
  • IN 1900, HAWAII OFFICIALLY BECOMES A U.S. TERRITORY
  • IN 1916, WOODROW WILSON IS NOMINATED FOR RE-ELECTION AT THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION
  • IN 1917, GERMANY LAUNCHES THE FIRST AIR ATTACK ON LONDON KILLING OVER 100
  • IN 1922, PRESIDENT WARREN HARDING DEDICATES THE FRANCIS SCOTT KEY MEMORIAL IN BALTIMORE, THE FIRST TIME A SITTING PRESIDENT USED THE RADIO FOR A SPEECH
  • IN 1923, FIDDLIN JOHN CARSON RECORDS “THE LITTLE OLD LOG CABIN IN THE LANE”. ORIGINALLY A MINSTREL SONG FROM THE 1870’S, ITS LYRICS WERE CHANGED TO REFLECT RURAL WHITE LIFE. IT IS CONSIDERED THE FIRST HIT COUNTRY SONG
  • IN 1928, THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION NOMINATES HERBERT HOOVER
  • IN 1934, ADOLF HITLER MEETS WITH BENITO MUSSOLINI IN VIENNA
  • IN 1940, AUSCHWITZ CONCENTRATION CAMP OPENS IN POLAND ON THE SAME DAY THAT GERMAN TROOPS ENTER PARIS
  • IN 1942, ANNE FRANK BEGINS HER DIARY
  • IN 1942, WALT DISNEY RELEASES “BAMBI”
  • IN 1946, NAT KING COLE RECORDS “THE CHRISTMAS SONG”
  • IN 1949, FRANCE OFFICIALLY SANCTIONS THE STATE OF VIETNAM AFTER THE INDOCHINE WAR AND INSTALLS BAO DAI AS ITS EMPORER
  • IN 1953, ELVIS PRESLEY GRADUATES FROM HIGH SCHOOL
  • IN 1953, PRESIDENT EISENHOWER CONDEMNS SENATOR JOSEPH MCCARTHY FOR HIS PROPOSAL TO BEGIN BURNING BOOKS
  • IN 1954, PRESIDENT EISENHOWER ADDS “UNDER GOD” TO THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIENCE
  • IN 1958, “THE BLACK AND WHITE MINSTREL SHOW” PREMIERES ON THE BBC. IT SHOWED AMERICAN MINSTREL AND COUNTRY SONGS PERFORMED IN BLACK FACE. THE SHOW RAN FOR 20 YEARS UNTIL BEING CANCELLED IN 1978 AND BECOMING A TOURING SHOW WHICH RAN UNTIL 1989
  • IN 1961, PATSY CLINE IS SERIOUSLY INJURED IN A CAR ACCIDENT. WHILE SHE IS IN THE HOSPITAL RECOVERING HER SONG “I FALL TO PIECES” BECOMES HER FIRST #1 HIT
  • IN 1962, ALBERT DESALVO, THE BOSTON STRANGLER, MURDERS HIS FIRST VICTIM, ANNA SLESERS
  • IN 1965, THE BEATLES RELEASE “BEATLES VI” ON THE SAME DAY THAT JOHN LENNON RELEASES HIS SECOND BOOK “A SPANIARD IN THE WORKS”
  • IN 1967, “THE STEVE ALLEN SHOW” DEBUTS ON CBS
  • IN 1968, IRON BUTTERFLY RELEASES “IN A GODDA DA VIDA”
  • IN 1968, DR. BENJAMIN SPOCK IS CONVICTED OF CONSPIRACY TO AID DRAFT EVASION AND SENTENCED TO TWO YEARS IN PRISON
  • IN 1969, JOHN LENNON AND YOKO ONO APPEAR ON DAVID FROST’S BRITISH TV SHOW
  • IN 1973, PRESIDENT NIXON INSTITUTES A 60 DAY PRIZE FREEZE ACROSS THE ECONOMY
  • IN 1974, “ALL THE PRESIDENTS MEN” BY WOODWARD AND BERNSTEIN IS RELEASED
  • IN 1976, “THE GONG SHOW” PREMIERES ON TV
  • IN 1980, FRANK SINATRA’S COVER OF LIZA MINELLI’S “THEME FROM NEW YORK, NEW YORK” PEAKS AT #32 ON THE CHART.
  • IN 1982, ARGENTINA SURRENDERS THE FALKLAND ISLANDS TO GREAT BRITAIN
  • IN 1989, RONALD REAGAN IS KNIGHTED BY QUEEN ELIZABETH II
  • IN 1989, GROUND IS BROKEN ON THE MALL OF AMERICA IN MINNEANAPOLIS
  • IN 1989, ZSA ZSA GABOR SLAPS A POLICE OFFICER IN BEVERLY HILLS
  • IN 1990, THE SUPREME COURT RULES THAT IT IS LEGAL FOR POLICE TO CREATE CHECK POINTS FOR DRUNK DRIVERS
  • IN 1991, KEVIN COSTNER’S “ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES” OPENS
  • IN 1993, PRESIDENT CLINTON NOMINATES RUTH BADER GINSBURG TO THE SUPREME COURT
  • IN 1995, DIANE SAWYER INTERVIEWS MICHAEL JACKSON & LISA MARIE PRESLEY AFTER THEIR SHOCKING SURPRISE MARRIAGE IN WHICH THEY CONFIRMED THEY HAVE SEX
  • IN 1996, JIM CARREY’S “CABLE GUY” OPENS
  • IN 1997, PUFF DADDY GOES TO #1 FOR 11 WEEKS WITH “I’LL BE MISSING YOU”
  • IN 2002, DOUG LIMAN RELEASES “THE BOURNE IDENTITY” WITH MATT DAMON
  • IN 2013, EDWARD SNOWDEN IS CHARGED WITH VIOLATING THE ESPIONAGE ACT
  • IN 2013, HASSAN ROUHANI IS ELECTED PRESIDENT OF IRAN
  • IN 2013, 10,000 PEOPLE DIE WHEN NORTHERN INDIA IS FLOODED
  • IN 2015, JURASSIC WORLD BECOMES THE FIRST MOVIE TO GROSS $500 MILLION WORLDWIDE IN ITS OPENING WEEKEEND

  • IN 2017, THE SENATE APPROVES SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA FOR MEDDLING IN THE U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. PRESIDENT TRUMP NEGLECTS TO CARRY THEM OUT.
  • IN 2017, IRELAND ELECTS 38 YEAR OLD OPENLY GAY LEO VARADKAR PRIME MINISTER
  • IN 2017, A GUNMAN OPENS FIRE ON A REPUBLICAN SOFTBALL PRACTICE INJURING REPRESENTATIVE STEVE SCALISE AND THREE OTHERS
  • IN 2017, A FIRE IN GRENFELL TOWER IN LONDON KILLS 79 PEOPLE AND INJURES 37

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