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This Week In History

June 13, 1866: US House of representatives passes 14th Amendment (Civil rights).

June 14, 1777: US Continental Congress adopts the Stars & Stripes flag, designed by Francis Hopkinson, replacing the Grand Union flag.

June 15, 1842: John C. Frémont sets off from Kansas River on his first expedition of the Oregon Trail with frontiersman Kit Carson as his guide.

June 16, 1858: Abraham Lincoln says "A house divided against itself cannot stand" accepting Illinois Republican Party's nomination for the Senate.

June 17, 1885: Statue of Liberty arrives in NYC aboard French ship `Isere'.

June 18, 1940: Winston Churchill''s "this was their finest hour" speech urging perseverance during Battle of Britain delivered to British House of Commons.

June 19, 1944: Five of the "The Magnificent Eleven" photos taken by Robert Capa during the D-Day landings at Omaha Beach, Normandy first published in "Life Magazine".

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