20070614flagday.jpgThe U.S. Flag: In 1777, Old Glory was adopted by Congress as the flag of the United States. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson declared June 14 Flag Day. In 2006, Martha Stewart whips up this American Flag Tart (right), perfect for the vexillologist in your life. Raspberries, blueberries, and crème fraîche create the familiar design of Old Glory.

Junior Walker: Born in 1931, died in 1995. As the leader of Motown's Junior Walker and the All Stars composed the song "Home Cookin'," which takes a woefully unenlightened view of domestic relationships.

Laurie Colwin: Born in 1944, died in 1992. Many of the food-minded folks out there will recognize Colwin as the author of Home Cooking and More Home Cooking as well as a onetime contributor to Gourmet magazine. Related: What's Your Favorite Food Book?

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