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On this day: June 14

POSTED: 11:52 PM PDT Jun 11, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Jun 13, 2013 

The Continental Army is established, Congress adopts the Stars and Stripes as the American flag, Paris falls to the Nazis, and a rhesus monkey flies into space, all on this day.

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1775: During the American Revolutionary War, the Continental Army is established by the Continental Congress, marking the birth of the United States Army.

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