SMT Discover - Today in Background - What Took Place on the 14th of June 1775 - Dr Samuel Johnson's Dictionary - A book that is usually accepted to be the initial genuine dictionary - took place sale in London at a cost of ÂŁ4.10.00. 1777 - The Continental Congress in Philadelphia embraced the Stars and Stripes as the United States nationwide flag to replace the Grand Union flag, which was a Union Jack in the top left-hand corner and also red and whi Thu, 17 Jan 2019 06:51:52 UTC en