On This Day🌄 June14

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Flag Day in the United States

1285 – Forces led by Prince Trần Quang Khải of Vietnam's Trần dynasty destroyed most of the invading Mongol naval fleet in a battle at Chuong Duong.

1777 – The Second Continental Congress adopted the stars and stripes design for the flag of the United States (pictured).

1822 – In a paper presented to the Royal Astronomical Society, English mathematician Charles Babbage proposed a difference engine, an automatic, mechanical calculator designed to tabulate polynomial functions.

1944 – Second World War: The British Army abandoned its attempt to capture the German-occupied city of Caen.

1966 – The Vatican formally abolished its 427-year-old list of prohibited books.