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The Times
  • Morning Minutes for Thursday, June 14

  • Today’s Featured Birthday Olympic gold medalist Eric Heiden (54) Word of the Day Mucilaginous myoo-suh-LAJ-uh-nus (adjective) Sticky, viscid; of, relating to, full of or secreting mucilage — www.merriam-webster.com...
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  • Word of the Day
    Mucilaginous myoo-suh-LAJ-uh-nus (adjective) Sticky, viscid; of, relating to, full of or secreting mucilage — www.merriam-webster.com
    Website of the Day
    National Flag Day Foundation
    www.nationalflagday.com
    Celebrate the stars and stripes by reading about the American flag this Flag Day. Learn about Bernard J. Cigrand, the father of Flag Day, and the history of the American flag, then get recommendations for more reading.
    Number to Know
    1949: Year when Flag Day was established by Congress. However, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed June 14 as Flag Day in 1916.
    This Day in History
    June 14, 1954: President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a bill into law that places the words “under God” into the Pledge of Allegiance.
    Today’s Featured Birthday
    Olympic gold medalist Eric Heiden (54)
    Daily Quote
    “I pledge allegiance to my flag and the republic for which it stands: one nation indivisible with liberty and justice for all.” — The original (1892) Pledge of Allegiance, written by Francis Bellamy.
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