(1777) A flag is chosen for 13 colonies now united as a nationThirteen white stars representing each state are united on a field of blue, and 13 alternating stripes of red and white symbolize the former colonies that broke away from British rule. The American Flag Day will commemorate the day the Second Continental Congress chose a flag for the states newly united.In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. The United States Army also celebrates the U.S. Army Birthdays on this date; Congress adopted “the American continental army” after reaching a consensus position in the Committee of the Whole on June 14, 1775.
wiki/Flag_Day_(United_States)(1807) Napoleon’s French troops rout RussiaThe armies of France and Russia clash at the Battle of Friedland, the French emerging victorious, catapulting their commander Napoleon Bonaparte to arguably the height of his European domination. Russia will now be compelled to align with France against one of their last enemies, Great Britain.The Battle of Friedland was a major confrontation of the Napoleonic Wars between the armies of the French Empire commanded by Napoleon I and the armies of the Russian Empire led by Count von Bennigsen. Napoleon and the French obtained a decisive victory that routed much of the Russian army, which retreated chaotically over the Alle River by the end of the fighting. The battlefield is located in modern-day Kaliningrad Oblast, near the town of Pravdinsk, Russia.
Date: Jun 14, 1807
wiki/Battle_of_Friedland(1976) ‘The Gong Show’ first airs on NBCThe amateur talent competition created and hosted by Chuck Barris debuts. The show will help launch the careers of singer Cheryl Lynn and actors Andrea McArdle and Paul Reubens (Pee Wee Herman), but will be best remembered for such novelty acts as The Unknown Comic and Gene Gene the Dancing Machine.Amateurs compete in a talent contest judged by a trio of celebrities. If the act is so bad that the judges can’t bear to watch any more of it, they have the power to stop the act by pounding a large gong hanging on the wall behind them. Host Barris keeps the acts flowing, the jokes flying and the raucous party atmosphere floating. The show’s grand prize was $516.32 (except in the syndicated version where it was $712.05).
First episode: Jun 14, 1976 Episode duration: 30 minutes Creator: Chris Bearde Producers: Chuck Barris · Gene Banks Genre: Comedy Origin: United States
wiki/The_Gong_Show(1985) Hezbollah hijackers commandeer TWA Flight 847A Boeing 727 carrying 147 passengers and crew from Athens to San Diego is hijacked shortly after takeoff by Lebanese Hezbollah terrorists demanding the release of 700 Shiite Muslims from Israeli custody. The hijacking of TWA Flight 847 will last for more than two weeks.Trans World Airlines Flight 847 was a flight from Cairo to San Diego with en route stops in Athens, Rome, Boston, and Los Angeles. On the morning of Friday, June 14, 1985 Flight 847 was hijacked by members of Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad shortly after take off from Athens. The hijackers were seeking the release of 700 Shi’ite Muslims from Israeli custody.