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This Day in History – June 14, 2011

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1642 1st compulsory education law in America passed by Massachusetts 1775 US Army founded 1777 Continental Congress adopts Stars & Stripes replacing Grand Union flag 1847 Bunson invents a gas burner. Lab teachers celebrate worldwide 1900 Hawaiian Republic becomes the US Territory of Hawaii 1923 Pres Harding is 1st US president to use radio, dedicating the Francis Scott Key memorial in Baltimore 1941 Ground broken for Boeing Plant II (ex-AFLC Plant 13) Wichita KS 1942 1st bazooka rocket gun produced Bridgeport Ct 1942 Walt Disney’s “Bambi” is released 1945 Rod Argent, rocker (The Zombies-Never Even Thought) 1949 State of Vietnam formed 1951 1st commercial computer, UNIVAC 1, enters service at Census Bureau 1952 Keel laid for 1st nuclear powered sub the Nautilus 1953 Elvis Presley graduates from LC Humes High School in Memphis, Tenn 1954 Pres Eisenhower signs order adding words “under God” to the Pledge 1963 Valery Bykovsky in Vostok 5 orbits earth 81 times in 5 days 1967 Launch of Mariner V for Venus fly-by 1976 “Gong Show” premieres on TV (syndication) 1989 Ground breaking begins in Minn on the world’s largest mall 1989 Nolan Ryan becomes 2nd pitcher to defeat all 26 teams]]]]> ]]>

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