This day in history: June 14 - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

This day in history: June 14

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Here are several events from this date in history, June 14.

1775: The Continental Congress establishes the Continental Army, making today the official birthday of the U.S. Army.

1777: Congress adopts the Stars and Stripes as the Flag of the United States.

1940: Paris falls to German forces as World War II expands into Western Europe.

1946: Businessman and political candidate Donald Trump is born in Queens, New York.

1952: Basketball Hall of Fame coach Pat Summitt is born in Clarksville, Tennessee.

1954: President Dwight Eisenhower signs a bill into law adding the words "under God" into the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance.

1961: Singer Patsy Cline is involved in a head-on collision in Nashville, Tennessee and is thrown through the windshield of her car.

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