This Day @ Law
US Supreme Court ruled flag-burning protected by First Amendment

On June 21, 1989, the US Supreme Court ruled that burning the American flag in public to protest government policies is a right protected by the First Amendment. Read Texas v. Johnson.Learn more about the legal aspects of flag desecration from the Free Speech Center.

Halifax, Nova Scotia founded

On June 21, 1749, British colonists founded the town of Halifax in Canada. Today, the Halifax Regional Municipality is the capital of the province of Nova Scotia.Learn more about the history of Halifax.