This Day in History

Posted: Wednesday, June 14, 2006

In Alaska

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• In 1877, U.S. Army troops at Sitka and Wrangell bid farewell to Alaska and sailed south.

• In 1940, Pan American Airways inaugurated Clipper Service between Seattle, Ketchikan and Juneau.

• In 1944, most of the town of Hoonah was destroyed by fire.

In the nation

• In 1775, the United States Army was founded.

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

• In 1846, a group of U.S. settlers in Sonoma proclaimed the Republic of California.

• In 1928, the Republican National Convention nominated Herbert Hoover for president on the first ballot.

• In 1954, President Eisenhower signed an order adding the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance.

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