June 14, 1984, in The Star: Founded in Birmingham 54 years ago, Mayer Electric Supply Co. has grown to include 11 facilities in three states. This morning the wholesale supplier announced it will construct a 12th facility, an 8,000-square-foot building to be located on South Noble Street next to Liberty Trousers. Ten jobs are expected to result when the business is up and running.
This is Flag Day. On June 14 in
1777 — The Continental Congress in Philadelphia adopted the Stars and Stripes as the national flag.
1775 — The Continental Army, forerunner of the U.S. Army, was created.
1919 — John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown embarked on the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
1940 — German troops entered Paris during World War II; the same day, the Nazis opened the Auschwitz concentration camp in German-occupied Poland.
1943 — The Supreme Court, in West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette, ruled that children in public schools could not be forced to salute the U.S. flag.
1954 — The words "under God" were added to the Pledge of Allegiance.
Sunday's birthdays: Actor Gene Barry is 90. Actress Marla Gibbs is 78. Real estate mogul and TV personality Donald Trump is 63. Singer Janet Lennon (The Lennon Sisters) is 63. Rock musician Alan White (Yes) is 60. Olympic gold-medal speed skater Eric Heiden is 51. Singer Boy George is 48. Actress Yasmine Bleeth is 41. Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (Juno) is 31. Actor Daryl Sabara is 17.