Thursday, June 14, 2012

This Day in History: June 14

-American clergyman Rev. Elijah Craig first produces whiskey distilled from maize; it is ultimately named Bourbon because Craig lived in Bourbon County, KY, 1789

-Hawaii becomes a United States territory, 1900

-Norway adopts female suffrage, 1907

-A supposed UFO crash lands in Roswell, NM, 1947

-Pat Summit, former women's basketball coach at the University of Tennessee and the all-time winningest coach in NCAA basketball history (men's or women's) is born, 1952

-Holidays: Flag Day (United States); Freedom Day (Malawi); Mourning and Commemoration Day (Estonia); Mourning and Hope Day (Lithuania); Women's Day (Iraq); World Blood Donor Day (International)

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