Thursday, June 14, 2012

Today's Highlights (and a lowlight) in History

On this day in history:

* In 1777, the Continental Congress in Philadelphia adopted the Stars and Stripes as the national flag.

* In 1943, the Supreme Court, in West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette, ruled that children in public schools could not be forced to salute the flag of the United States.

 * In 1954, the words "under God" were added to the Pledge of Allegiance.

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