TODAY IN HISTORY
June 14, 1943
The U.S. Supreme Court, in West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette, ruled 6-3 that public school students could not be forced to salute the flag of the United States.
ON THIS DATE
The Second Continental Congress approved the design of the original American flag.
German troops entered Paris during World War II; the same day, the Nazis began transporting prisoners to the Auschwitz (OWSH’-vitz) concentration camp in German-occupied Poland.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed a measure adding the phrase “under God” to the Pledge of Allegiance.
The 17-day hijack ordeal of TWA Flight 847 began as a pair of Lebanese Shiite Muslim extremists seized the jetliner shortly after takeoff from Athens, Greece.