Today is Tuesday, June 14, the 165th day of 2005. There are 200 days left in the year. This is Flag Day. On this date in 1777, the Continental Congress in Philadelphia adopts the Stars and Stripes as the national flag.
In 1775, the United States Army is founded. In 1841, the first Canadian parliament opens in Kingston. In 1846, a group of U.S. settlers in Sonoma proclaims the Republic of California. In 1928, the Republican National Convention nominates Herbert Hoover for president on the first ballot. In 1940, German troops enter Paris during World War II. In 1940, in German-occupied Poland, the Nazis open their concentration camp at Auschwitz. In 1943, the Supreme Court rules schoolchildren cannot be compelled to salute the flag of the United States if doing so conflicts with their religious beliefs. In 1954, President Eisenhower signs an order adding the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance. In 1982, Argentine forces surrender to British troops on the disputed Falkland Islands. In 1985, the 17-day hijack ordeal of TWA Flight 847 begins as a pair of Lebanese Shiite Muslim extremists seizes the jetliner shortly after takeoff from Athens, Greece.
June 14, 1980: The Brookfield Police Department moves from the old police headquarters to the township's new building off state Routes 7 and 62.
Don Hanni is re-elected chairman of the Mahoning County Democratic Party after an injunction seeking to stop the election is rejected by Judge Clyde W. Osborne. The suit was filed by State Democratic Chairman Paul Tipps, James Traficant, Democratic nominee for sheriff; former Youngstown Mayor J. Phillip Richley and Shirley Sikora and Richard Davis.
Police at Ohio University are appealing a university decision against equipping officers with riot control weapons that fire wooden pellets.
June 14, 1965: Five prisoners escape from the Mahoning County jail by breaking out a screen on the fifth floor and sliding down a rope made of blankets. Three are captured within a short time in the downtown area; two remain at large.
The Defense Department agrees to release 3,000 acres of Ravenna Arsenal land to Ohio in the state's bid to be the site of a $280 million atomic plant.
Linda Catterson of Boardman wins the Miss Warren pageant at Harding High School and will compete in the Miss Ohio pageant at Cedar Point in July.
June 14, 1955: Sears Roebuck & amp; Co. will build a new retail store and warehouse in the Uptown area of Youngstown, says V.H. Morgan, manager of the store at 101 Market St.
An attempt by the Allied Professions Committee of Youngstown to have a charter amendment put on the ballot to set up a board of health with a physician as full-time health commissioners runs into stiff opposition at a meeting the City Council.
Midget racers and hardtop stock cars will roar around Canfield Speedway in a 10-event midweek program.
June 14, 1930: An expenditure of $4.1 million for 1930, more than three times the amount of 1929, will be used for improvement of state highways in District No. 4, which includes Trumbull and Mahoning counties, says Gov. Myers Y. Cooper after dedicating the $250,000 Market Street Bridge in Warren.
A bitter fight is foreseen between W. P. Barnum and W.A. Mason for the chairmanship of the Mahoning County Republican Central Committee after petitions are filed by 506 candidates for precinct committeemen are filed with the board of elections. There are 256 names on the Democratic list.
The average unemployment in Youngstown on April 1 was considerably lower than the average in Cleveland, preliminary figures announced by Mrs. G.I. Gardiner, census supervisor, indicate.