June 14: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
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- In 1777, the Continental Congress adopts a new national flag named "Stars and Stripes."
- In 1900, Hawaii became a U.S. territory.
- In 1922, President Warren G. Harding becomes the first president to have his voice transmitted by radio at a dedication of a memorial site for Francis Scott Key.
- In 1943 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that schools could not be make students salute the flag if it conflicted with their religious beliefs.
- In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed an order adding the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance.
- Famous Birthdays: Harriet Beecher Stowe, author; John Bartlett, editor; Margaret Bourke-White,photojournalist; Kevin Roche, architect; Donald Trump, tycoon.
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