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Winston Churchill rallies Britain during World War 2 with his famous "finest hour" speech on this day in 1940.

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On this day in 1815, at the Battle of Waterloo Napoleon was defeated
by an international army under the Duke of Wellington. Napoleon abdicated on June 22.

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The War of 1812 began as the U.S. declared war against Great Britain
on this day in 1812. The conflict began over trade restrictions and
numerous other disputes between the two countries.

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James Monroe (April 28, 1758 – July 4, 1831)

During the War of 1812, Monroe served in critical
roles as
Secretary of State and the Secretary of
War
under President James Madison (below).

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James Madison Jr. (March 16, 1751 – June 28, 1836)

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On this day in 1928, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly
across the Atlantic Ocean when she flew from Newfoundland to
Wales.

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Dr. Sally Ride became the first American woman in space aboard the space shuttle Challenger on this day in 1983.

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Sally Kristen Ride
(May 26, 1951 – July 23, 2012)

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Sir James Paul McCartney is 76 years old today.

Singer and multi-instrumentalist of The Beatles, Paul McCartney 
wrote such hit songs for the band as "Penny Lane," "Blackbird"
and "Eleanor Rigby." After his time with The Beatles he formed
the band Wings and embarked upon a solo career. He has earned
21 Grammy Awards across his career.
 

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The cover of Abbey Road has no printed words. It is a photo of the Beatles, in side view, crossing the street in single file.
Abbey Road studio album by The Beatles, 1969.

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Father’s Day was not celebrated in the US, outside Catholic traditions, until the
early 20th century. As a civic celebration in the US, it was inaugurated then
to complement
Mother’s Day by celebrating fathers and male parenting.

After Anna Jarvis successful promotion of Mother’s Day in Grafton, West
Virginia
, the first observance of a "Father’s Day" was held on July 5, 1908,
in
Fairmont, West Virginia, in the Williams Memorial Methodist Episcopal
Church South, now known as Central
United Methodist Church.

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FAMOUS WAR DOG WAS HONORED TODAY

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Sergeant Stubby (1916 or 1917 – March 16, 1926)

   
    
    

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — A new monument in Connecticut honors service animals — with a statue of one of the nation’s most famous war dogs.

The sculpture, "Stubby Salutes," was unveiled Saturday in Veterans Memorial
Park in Middletown.

SGT Stubby was a Boston-terrier mix that traveled to Europe with the U.S.
Army’s renown 26th "Yankee Division" during World War I.

Stubby became famous for warning soldiers of incoming gas attacks and
locating wounded soldiers on the battlefield, staying with them until help
arrived.

His story was the subject of a major animated movie last month, "Sgt. Stubby:
An American Hero."

The new bronze sculpture, created by artist Susan Bahary, is the culmination
of a three-decade effort to create a memorial, spearheaded by the family of
Robert Conroy, the army corporal who adopted Stubby during training.

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Monument honoring famous WWI war dog SGT Stubby is dedicated.

  

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Nazi Germany’s troops entered Paris on this day in 1940. As Paris became occupied loud speakers announced the implementation
of a curfew being imposed for 8 p.m.

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A French civilian weeping as German soldiers marched into Paris.

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Also on this same day in 1940, the Nazis opened their concentration camp at Auschwitz in German-occupied Poland. 

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Trans World Airlines Flight 847 was a flight from Cairo to San Diego with in 
route stops in Athens, Rome, Boston, and Los Angeles. On the morning of 
Friday, June 14, 1985 Flight 847 was
hijacked shortly after take off from
Athens. The hijackers were seeking the release of 700
Shi’ite Muslims from
Israeli custody.

United States Navy diver Robert Stethem (below) was murdered, and his
body was thrown onto the tarmac. Dozens of passengers were held hostage
over the next two weeks until released by their captors after some of their
demands were met.


Robert Stethem

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On this day in 1777, The Continental Congress in Philadelphia adopted the
"Stars and Stripes" as the national flag of the United States. The Flag
Resolution stated "Resolved: that the flag of the United States be made
of thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars,
white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation." On May 20, 1916,
President Woodrow Wilson (below) officially proclaimed June 14 "Flag Day"
as a commemoration of the "Stars and Stripes."

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Thomas Woodrow Wilson
(December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924)

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Donald John Trump (born and raised in the New York City) is 72
years old today.
He is the 45th and current President of the
United States.

Trump made his mark as a successful businessman, becoming
a prominent a real estate developer. He founded The Trump
Organization and was the host of the popular reality TV series
The Apprentice. 

Donald Trump played football, soccer, and baseball at the New
York Military Academy as a teenager. He later graduated from 
the prestigious Wharton School of Business.

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