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This Day in History for June 14 – Stars & Stripes Adopted and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

 

1777 – The Stars and Stripes is adopted by Congress as the Flag of the United States (More info)

1789 – Whiskey distilled from maize is first produced by American clergyman the Rev. Elijah Craig (More info)

1900 – Hawaii becomes a United States territory (More info)

1954 – President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a bill into law placing the words “under God” into the US Pledge of Allegiance (More info)

1985 – TWA Flight 847 is hijacked by Hezbollah shortly after take-off from Athens, Greece, leading to a three-day intercontinental ordeal (More info)

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