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Welcome to another bright day in June. There’s always something or the other happening around the world. The world, being so large, has witnessed infi

Welcome to another bright day in June. There’s always something or the other happening around the world. The world, being so large, has witnessed infinite inventions, innovations, achievements, and other milestones in the past. You can do something amazing today, and maybe it is something that we write about in Today in History in the coming years. We, at Brag Social, try to keep you updated with all the happenings of the past and present. Let’s read about the historical milestones of June 14:

1642: Massachusetts passed the first compulsory education law in the colonies

This law was passed by the General Court, taking into consideration the great neglect of masters and parents in training their children in learning. The law required heads of households to teach all their servants, dependents, apprentices, as well as their own children.

1777: The Continental Congress authorizes the “stars and stripes” flag for the new United States

On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress approved the design of a national flag. Recognizing this day, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing a national Flag Day on June 14.

1893: The city of Philadelphia observes the first Flag Day

The Pennsylvania Society of Colonial Dames of America on April 25, 1893, adopted a resolution requesting the mayor of Philadelphia and all others in authority and all private citizens to display the Flag on June 14th.

1907: Women in Norway win the right to vote

This was a great event in the history of Norway where women got voting rights in the years before World War I. This was the time when women’s suffrage was seen as an issue in Norway. The women who paid a minimum tax were allowed to vote in General Elections.

1922: President Warren G. Harding becomes the first president to speak on the radio

Warren G. Harding dedicated the Francis Scott Key Memorial over the Baltimore radio station WEAR becoming the first United States president heard live on radio. The broadcast heralded a revolutionary shift in how presidents addressed the American public.

1945: Burma is liberated by the British

The Japanese had conquered Burma during the campaign season of 1942 driving British, Indian and Chinese forces from the country and forcing the British administration to flee into India. As a result, Burma returned to British control. During the next campaigning season beginning in December 1944, the Allies launched several offensives into Burma, getting Burma liberated by the British.

1949: The State of Vietnam is formed

The decision of the French National Assembly about the reunification of Cochinchina with the rest of Vietnam took effect on June 14 1949 and the state of Vietnam was officially proclaimed on July 2. It was created through a co-operation between the anti-communist Vietnamese and the French government.

1951: UNIVAC is demonstrated by Dr. John W. Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert, Jr.

UNIVAC, the first computer built for commercial purposes, is demonstrated in Philadelphia by Dr. John W. Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert, Jr. Produced in the United States, UNIVAC stands for UNIVersal Automatic Computer. This was the first general-purpose electronic digital computer design for business applications.

1982: End of the Falkland Islands War

Argentina surrenders to the United Kingdom ending the Falkland Islands War. This war was a part of the Second World War. Starting on April 2, the conflict lasted for 74 days and ended with the Argentine surrendered, returning the islands to British control.

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