(WTVM) - 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.