Flag Day - The Continental Congress adopts the Stars and Stripes as the flag the country.
Progressive presidential candidate, Robert "Fighting Bob" La Follette born in Primrose, Wisconsin.
Hawaii becomes a U.S. territory.
Folk singer and actor, Burl Ives born in Jasper County, Illinois.
Cuban guerrilla, Ernesto "Che" Guevara born in Rosario, Argentina.
Novelist, Jerzy Kozinski (Being There) born in Lodz, Poland.
UNIVAC, the world's first commercially produced electronic digital computer, was dedicated by the US Census Bureau.
Speed skater Eric Heiden (5 gold medals in the 1980 Olympics) born in Madison, Wisconsin.
Disneyland Monorail Systemopens to the public in Anaheim, California.
Today from Chamber's Book of Days
French Republican Calendar
Prairial 26 Jasmin