Today in 1777, The Continental Congress approved the first official flag of the United States of America.
Today in 1922,Warren G. Harding became the first President heard on radio, as Baltimore station WEAR broadcast his speech dedicating the Francis Scott Key memorial at Fort McHenry.
Today in 1943,the Supreme Court ruled schoolchildren could not be compelled to salute the flag of the United States if doing so would conflict with their religious beliefs.
Today in 2000,the Southern Baptist Convention declared that women should - and would - no longer serve as pastors.
Today in 2012,the world's first stem cell assisted vein transplant is undertaken by Swedish doctors on a 10-year-old girl. It was successful!
Today in 2013,the government charged NSA leaker Edward Snowden with violating the Espionage Act and theft of government property.
Today in 2017,the United States Senate approved new sanctions against Russia as punishment for meddling in the 2016 election.
Today in 2017,a Bernie Sanders supporter opened fire at Republican politicians practicing baseball near Washington D.C., injuring four.
Today in 2017,a fire broke out just after 1am local time in London’s Grenfell Tower block. The fire took more than 24 hours to bring under control, leaving 72 dead and 70 injured. It was later revealed that renovations to the structure did not include sprinklers, which gave rise to the destruction.
Today in 2018, the American government confirmed 1500 boys were being held separated from their parents in Casa Padre, shelter facility for illegal immigrants in a former Walmart in Brownsville, Texas.