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U.S. NAVY WAS FOUNDED ON THIS DAY IN 1775

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The U.S. Navy traces its origins to the Continental Navy, which
was established during the
American Revolutionary War and
was effectively disbanded as a separate entity shortly thereafter.

After suffering significant loss of goods and personnel at the
hands of the
Barbary pirates from Algiers, the U.S. Congress
passed the
Naval Act of 1794 for the construction of six heavy
frigates, the first ships of the U.S. Navy.

USS Constitution and the HMS Guerriere during the War of 1812
Naval battle between the USS Constitution and the HMS Guerriere on August 19, 1812.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were married on this day in
1954. The marriage only lasted nine months.

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AMERICANS DEFEAT BRITISH AT YORKTOWN

Hopelessly trapped at Yorktown, Virginia, British General Lord Cornwallis surrenders 8,000 British soldiers and seamen to a larger Franco-American
force, effectively bringing an end to the
American Revolution on this day
in 1781.

Lord Cornwallis was one of the most capable British generals of the
American Revolution.


Storming of Redoubt #9.

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The storming of Redoubt No. 10.

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The victory at Yorktown was honored in a 1783 medallion minted in
Paris and designed there by US Ambassador
Benjamin Franklin.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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The sitcom originally aired on CBS from September 19, 1970 to March 19, 1977.

The Mary Tyler Moore Show is remembered for its realistic and complex
characters and storylines, in contrast to the simplistic characters and plots typically seen on broadcast television at that time. It was the subject of
consistent critical praise and high ratings during its original run, receiving
twenty-nine
Prim Awards,etime Emmy including for Outstanding Comedy
Series
three years in a row (1975–1977); Moore received the Primetime
Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
three
times. The series also launched three
spin-offs: Rhoda (1974–1978),
Phyllis (1975–1977), and Lou Grant (1977–1982). In 2013, the
Writer as
Guild of Americ
ranked The Mary Tyler Moore Show #6 on its list of the
"101 Best Written TV Series of All Time.

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TODAY IS FLAG DAY ~

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When the American Revolution broke out in 1775, the colonists weren’t
fighting united under a single flag. Instead, most regiments participating
in the war for independence against the British fought under their own
flags. In June of 1775, the
Second Continental Congress met in
Philadelphia to create the Continental Army—a unified colonial fighting
force—with the hopes of more organized battle against its colonial
oppressors. This led to the creation of what was, essentially, the first
“American” flag, the Continental Colors. For some, this flag, which
was comprised of 13 red and white alternating stripes and a Union
Jack in the corner, was too similar to that of the British.
George
 Washington soon realized that flying a flag that was even remotely
close to the British flag was not a great confidence-builder for the
revolutionary effort, so he
turned his efforts towards creating a new
symbol of freedom for the soon-to-be fledgling nation.

On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution
stating that “the flag of the United States be 13 stripes, alternate red and
white,” and that “the union be 13 stars, white in a blue field, representing
a new constellation.” In 1916,
President Woodrow Wilson marked the
anniversary of that decree by
officially establishing June 14 as Flag Day.

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