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June c. 1491 B.C. (our June, 2 ˝ months after Abib) Israelites arrive at Mt. Sinai. Ex.16: 1.

 

1  1774 Boston Port closed by British-punishment for dumping the tea 16, 1775 George Washington chosen by Continental Congress as Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Forces.

 

2  1731 Birth of Martha Dandridge, the first First Lady of the United States. Widow of Daniel Park Custis, she married George Washington in 1759.

2  1774 The Quartering Act, requiring American colonists to allow British soldiers into their houses, is reenacted.

2  1865 At Galveston, Texas, Confederate general Edmund Kirby Smith surrenders the Trans-Mississippi Department to Union forces.

2  1886 Grover Cleveland becomes the first American president to wed while in office.

2  1924 The United States grants full citizenship to American Indians.

2  1942 The American aircraft carriers Enterprise, Hornet and Yorktown move into their battle positions for the Battle of Midway.

2  1944 Allied "shuttle bombing" of Germany begins, with bombers departing from Italy and landing in the Soviet Union.

 

3  1539 Hernando De Soto claims Florida for Spain.

3  1808 Birth of Jefferson Davis, President of Confederate States of America.

 

4  1900: Birth of Nelson Glueck, American Jewish archaeologist. Director of the American School of Oriental Research in Jerusalem between 1932 and 1947, he explored and dated over 1,000 ancient sites in Palestine and the Near East.

4  1919 The U.S. Senate passes the Women's Suffrage bill.

 

5  1794 The U.S. Congress prohibits citizens from serving in any foreign armed forces.

5  1872 The Republican National Convention, the first major political party convention to includes blacks, commences.

5  1967 The Six-Day War between Israel and Egypt, Syria and Jordan begins.

5  1968 Sirhan Sirhan shoots Democratic presidential candidate Robert F.

5  Kennedy after Kennedy's victory in the pivotal California primary election.

 

6  c. 509 B.C. (Jewish "Sivan") Queen Esther’s uncle, Mordecai, ancestor of the Lord Jesus Christ, promoted to highest position in Ahasuerus’ kingdom. This saved the Jews, once again showing God’s care in preserving Jesus’ line.  Esther 8:9.

 

7  1498 Christopher Columbus leaves on his third voyage of exploration.

7  1712 The Pennsylvania Assembly bans the importation of slaves. 

 

10 1776 The Continental Congress appoints a committee to write a Declaration of Independence.

10 1920 The Republican convention in Chicago endorses woman suffrage.

10 1925 Tennessee adopts a new biology text book denying the theory of evolution.

 

11 1920 Republicans nominate Warren G. Harding for president and Calvin Coolidge for vice president.

11 1924 Birth of George Bush, 41st President of the United States (1989-1993).

 

14 1777 Our flag chosen.  Adoption of the "Stars and Stripes" designed by Francis Hopkins & made by Betsy Ross.

14 1954  THE PLEDGE & THE PHRASE "UNDER GOD" It is almost fifty years since "THE PHRASE ‘UNDER GOD’ was added to the pledge by a Congressional Act of 14 June 1954.  At that time, President Eisenhower said that "in this way we are reaffirming the transcendence of religious faith in America’s heritage and future: in this way shall constantly strengthen those spiritual weapons which forever will be our country’s most powerful resource in peace and in war."  Quoted from the Armed Forces Information & Education, Dept. Of Defense, 1959.

 

15 1215 Magna Charta Ratified by King John the Magna Chart, ratified by King John at swords’ point was cited frequently by our founders as the English basis for the colonists’ liberties.  JOHN, by the grace of God, King of England, [etc.] Greeting.  Know ye, that we, in the presence of God,... by this our present Charter confirmed, for us and our heirs for ever: "That the Church of England shall be free,...  We also have granted to all the freemen of our kingdom for us and for our heirs for ever, all the underwritten liberties to be had and holden by them and their heirs, of us and our heirs for ever. .. (The above excerpts are from "Old South Leaflets No.5" Watch for more about this.)

 

16 1858 Abraham Lincoln, in accepting the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in Illinois, declares that, "A house divided against itself cannot stand."

16 1910 The first Father's Day is celebrated in Spokane Washington.

 

17 1776 Battle of Bunker Hill in which the great patriot and friend of Samuel Adams was killed-first martyr of the war.

 

18 1778 Battle of Monmouth-first battle after Valley Forge.  Washington "saved the day" when Gen. Chas. Lee fled instead of attacking as ordered.  Lee was suspected of treason.

18 1846 The U. S. and England settle Oregon boundary dispute.

18 1815 Battle of Waterloo-Napoleon defeated.

 

22 1775 Continental Congress decides to issue paper money from which comes the saying "Not worth a Continental".

 

23 1931 "Round the World" flight by Wiley Post & Harold Gatty-beginning of flight around the northern air circumference of the world, a 5,474 mile flight.

 

27 1776 Thomas Hickey, for conspiring to give Washington into the hands of the British, was court marshaled & hung-first treasonous act of the war.

 

28 1919 Signing of the Treaty of Versailles June.

 


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