On this day, June 14 …
2017: A man opens fire on a Republican congressional baseball practice, wounding four, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La.
Also on this day:
- 1777: The Continental Congress formally adopts the Stars and Stripes design as the national flag.
- 1923: President Warren G. Harding becomes the first U.S. leader to be heard on the radio while making a speech at the dedication of the Francis Scott Key Memorial in Baltimore.
- 1946: Donald John Trump is born at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in New York City.
- 1951: The world’s first commercial computer, UNIVAC 1, enters service at the Census Bureau.
- 1954: President Eisenhower signs an order adding the words “under God” to the Pledge of Allegiance.
- 1985: Lebanese Shiite Muslim gunmen hijack TWA 847 after the aircraft had taken off from Athens. The hostage standoff would last until June 30.
- 2017: A fire in West London consumes the 24-story Grenfell Tower, killing 72.
- 2019: Michigan prosecutors drop pending charges against eight people tied to the Flint water crisis that left the city’s water system tainted with lead, and pledged to restart the investigation from scratch
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