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This Week in American History

Historical events that took place in America on these dates during the coming week

June 8, 1789 – In the House of Representatives, James Madison introduced proposed amendments to the Constitution that eventually become the Bill of Rights.
June 9, 1934 – Donald Fauntleroy Duck makes his first film appearance.
June 10, 1898 – U.S. Marines land at Guanta’namo Bay in Cuba during the Spanish-American War.
June 11, 1776 – The Continental Congress appoints a committee to draft the Declaration of Independence.
June 12, 1987 – In West Berlin, Ronald Reagan challenges Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down this wall!”
June 13, 1967 – President Lyndon Johnson nominates Thurgood Marshall to become the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
June 14, 1777 – Congress adopts the Stars and Stripes as the national flag.

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