JUNE 14: The Daily Flashback
1777: The Continental Congress in Philadelphia adopted the Stars and Stripes as the national flag of the United States. On May 20, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson officially proclaimed June 14 Flag Day as a commemoration of the Stars and Stripes.
1834: Isaac Fischer Jr. patented sandpaper.
1953: Elvis Presley graduated from L.C. Humes High School in Memphis.
1957: Ava Gardner divorced Frank Sinatra.
1964: Workers at a London railway station opened a tea chest addressed to The Beatles and found 12-year-old Carol Dryden, a fan who’d decided to mail herself to the group.
1965: The Beatles recorded the song “Yesterday.”
1966: Deeming its “butcher cover” in poor taste, Capitol Records recalled the new Beatles album, Yesterday and Today, which was scheduled for release the next day and had already been sent to stores.
1970: Derek and the Dominoes made their live debut in London.
1971: In London, the first Hard Rock Cafe opened.
1979: Little Feat announced their break-up.
1982: The Pretenders fired Pete Farndon.
1996: Beatles producer George Martin was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
2002: Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
2017: The National Music Publishers Association honored Yoko Ono with the Centennial Award for song of the century and added her name to the credits of the award-winning song, “Imagine.”
1848: Adolphe Sax
1909: Burl Ives
1916: Dorothy McGuire
1931: Junior Walker
1933: Jerzy Kosinski
1945: Rod Argent
1947: Barry Melton
1949: Alan White
1961: Boy George
1969: Wynonie Harris
1994: Henry Mancini
1995: Rory Gallagher
2009: Bob Bogle