Today is Friday, June 14, the 165th day of 2013. There are 200 days left in the year. This is Flag Day.


On this date in:

1775: The Continental Army, forerunner of the United States Army, is created.

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

1922: Warren G. Harding becomes the first president heard on radio, as Baltimore station WEAR broadcasts his speech dedicating the Francis Scott Key memorial at Fort McHenry.

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

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

1952: President Harry S. Truman officiates at the keel-laying of the nuclear-powered submarine USS Nautilus at the Electric Boat Shipyard in Groton, Conn.


1988: The Youngstown Board of Control approves an agreement to extend sewer lines to the proposed Petro Stopping Center in Weathersfield Township.

A 45-member steering committee meets at the Park Hotel to discuss formation of Leadership Warren, which would be one of 250 such leadership programs in the United States.

Owners of the Park Inn on Glenwood Avenue say they will install a sprinkler system nearly two months after the city threatened to close the restaurant unless it met fire codes.

1973: Youngstown City Council gives unanimous approval to construction of a downtown mall estimated to cost $1.7 million.

Mary Kay Pelini of Boardman finishes eighth in the national Spelling Bee, falling in the 10th round on the word “graffiti.”

1963: Ohio highway patrolmen clear the House of Representatives chamber, ending a 10-hour demonstration against the chamber’s failure to enact housing legislation.

Mayor Harry S. Savasten vetoes an ordinance repealing the city’s consent for widening Wirt Street to four lanes.

1938: Mahoning County Sheriff Ralph Elser says he will challenge an injunction that bars him from interfering with gambling at the Craig Beach dog track.

The Mahoning Red Cross sends $1,000 to China for relief of noncombatants, chiefly women and children, in war-stricken areas.

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