To­day in his­tory

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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).

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