Today in history
Today is Thursday, June 14, the 165th day of 2018 and the 87th day of spring.
Today’s Highlights in History:
In 1775, the U.S. Army was
established. In 1777, the Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the national flag. In 1900, Hawaii became a territory of
the United States. In 1982, Argentine troops surrendered their last stronghold in the Falkland Islands to the British, ending the Falklands War. In 2007, Palestine’s Fatah-Hamas unity government was dissolved after Hamas took control of the Gaza Strip.
Today’s fact: The highest rank in the Army, General of the Armies, was created for John Pershing in 1911. The rank was awarded posthumously to George Washington in 1976.
Today’s sports: In 1987, the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Boston Celtics in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, earning the franchise’s 10th NBA Championship.
Today’s number: 2,208 – billionaires in the world, according to a Forbes report from March 2018. The billionaires on the list have a combined net worth of $9.1 trillion.
Today’s moon: Between new moon (June 13) and first quarter moon (June 20).