June 14 in History

June 14 in Pop Culture History

June 14th is…
Army Birthday
International Bath Day
Bourbon Day
National Flag Day
New Mexico Day
World Pet Memorial Day
National Pop Goes the Weasel Day
National Strawberry Shortcake Day

1158 – Munich (in what is now Germany) was founded by Henry the Lion on the banks of the river Isar.

1775 -The Continental Army was established by the Continental Congress, marking the birth of the United States Army.

1777 – Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the Flag of the United States. June 14 is officially ‘Flag Day’ in the United States.

1789 – Whiskey distilled from maize was first produced by American clergyman the Rev Elijah Craig. It is named Bourbon because Rev Craig lived in Bourbon County, Kentucky.

1834 – The first sandpaper was patented (#X08244, #X08245, #X08246, #X08247) and issued to Isaac Fisher, Jr., of Springfield, Vermont

1872 – Trade unions were legalized in Canada.

1884 – New York was the first state in the US to enact legislation requiring the burying of utility wires.

1938 – Dr. Benjamin Gruskin of Philadelphia, Pa. patented (#2,120,667) chlorophyll as a “therapeutic agent for the use in the treatment of infection” of the bloodstream, infected parts, and for open cuts and wounds.

1951 – The Univac1 was unveiled in Washington, DC. and dedicated as the world’s first commercial computer.

1954 – US President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a bill that placed the words ‘under God’ into the United States Pledge of Allegiance.

#1 Hit June 14, 1958 – July 25, 1958: Sheb WooleyThe Purple People Eater

1959 – Disneyland Monorail System, the first daily operating monorail system in the Western Hemisphere, opened to the public in Anaheim, California.

1966 – The Vatican announced the abolition of the Index Librorum Prohibitorum (“Index of Prohibited Books”), which was originally instituted in 1557.

1967 – The People’s Republic of China tested its first hydrogen bomb.

1972 – As of December 31, the insecticide DDT was banned from use in the US.

#1 Hit June 14, 1975 – June 20, 1975: AmericaSister Golden Hair

1985 – Prizzi’s Honor was released in theaters

#1 Hit June 14, 1986 – July 4, 1986: Patti LaBelle and Michael McDonaldOn My Own

1991 – Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves debuted in theaters

1996 – Wallace and Gromit and The Cable Guy were released in theaters

#1 Hit June 14, 1997 – August 29, 1997: Puff Daddy & Faith Evans featuring 112I’ll Be Missing You

2002 – The Bourne Identity and Scooby-Doo debuted in theaters

2011 – Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark (Broadway Musical) Opened on June 14, 2011, and closed on January 4, 2014

2013 – Man of Steel and The Bling Ring were released in theaters