Today in History (June 14)

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Today is Tuesday, June 14, the 165th day of 2022. This is today in history.

Local News

  • In 2013, the Joplin Area Habitat for humanity celebrated helping 72 families move into permanent housing.
  • In 2015, Galena’s mayor and four current City Council Reps faced jail time and forfeiture of office after they purchased land to settle a lawsuit.
  • In 2018, Courts arraigned Christopher Montz after he was charged with First Degree Murder.

World News

  • In 1775, the Continental Army, the forerunner of the United States Army, was created.
  • In 1777, the Second Continental Congress approved the design of the original American flag.
  • In 1846, a group of U.S. settlers in Sonoma proclaimed the Republic of California.


  • In 1919, John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown embarked on the first non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean. (Flying a Vickers Vimy biplane bomber, they took off from St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada and arrived 16 1/2 hours later in Clifden, Ireland.)
  • In 1965, Paul McCartney recorded “Yesterday.”
  • In 1971, the first Hard Rock Cafe opened in London.


  • In 1943, the U.S. Supreme Court, in West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette, ruled 6-3 that public school students could not be forced to salute the flag of the United States.
  • In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a measure adding the phrase “under God” to the Pledge of Allegiance.
  • In 1993, President Bill Clinton nominated Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.


Actor Marla Gibbs is 91. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., is 83. Country-rock musician Spooner Oldham is 79. Rock singer Rod Argent (The Zombies; Argent) is 77. Former President Donald Trump is 76. Singer Janet Lennon (The Lennon Sisters) is 76. Rock musician Barry Melton is 75. Actor Will Patton is 68. Olympic gold medal speed skater Eric Heiden (HY’-dun) is 64. Jazz musician Marcus Miller is 63. Singer Boy George is 61. Rock musician Chris DeGarmo is 59. Actor Traylor Howard is 56. Actor Yasmine Bleeth is 54. Actor Faizon Love is 54. Actor Stephen Wallem is 54. International Tennis Hall of Famer Steffi Graf is 53. Actor Sullivan Stapleton is 45. Screenwriter Diablo Cody is 44. Classical pianist Lang Lang is 40. Actor Lawrence Saint-Victor is 40. Actor Torrance Coombs is 39. Actor J.R. Martinez is 39. Actor-singer Kevin McHale is 34. Actor Lucy Hale is 33. Pop singer Jesy Nelson (Little Mix) is 31. Country singer Joel Crouse is 30. Actor Daryl Sabara is 30.

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