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    • June 15, 0923 Battle of Soissons: King Robert I of France is killed and King Charles the Simple is arrested by the supporters of Duke Rudolph of Burgundy.

    • June 15, 1094 "Valencia falls to El Cid after a siege of 9 months by an army of 7,000 men, most of them Muslims
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    • June 15, 1184 King Magnus V of Norway is killed at the battle of Fimreite.

    • June 15, 1215 "King John of England (1167-1216) signs the Magna Carta at Runnymede, a 63-part document of human rights that became the foundation of the English legal system."

    • June 15, 1219 "Dannebrog - oldest national flag in the world - and flag of Denmark. According to legend, fell from the sky during the Battle of Lyndanisse (now Tallinn) in Estonia, and turned the Danes' luck."

    • June 15, 1219 King Valdemar brought victory for Denmark

    • June 15, 1246 "With the death of Duke Frederick II, the Babenberg dynasty ends in Austria."

    • June 15, 1381 "Wat Tyler, leader of English Peasants' Revolt, beheaded in London"

    • June 15, 1389 Battle of Kosovo: The Ottoman Empire defeats Serbs and Bosnians.

    • June 15, 1520 Pope Leo X threatens to excommunicate Martin Luther in papal bull Exsurge Domine.

    • June 15, 1580 Phillip II of Spain declares William the Silent to be an outlaw.

    • June 15, 1667 The first human blood transfusion is administered by Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys.

    • June 15, 1752 Benjamin Franklin proves that lightning is electricity.

    • June 15, 1775 George Washington appointed commander-in-chief of American Army

    • June 15, 1776 Delaware Separation Day - Delaware votes to suspend government under the British Crown and separate officially from Pennsylvania.

    • June 15, 1779 "General Anthony Wayne captures Stony Point, Bronx"

    • June 15, 1785 2 French balloonists die in world's first fatal aviation accident

    • June 15, 1785 "Jean-Franois Piltre de Rozier, co-pilot of the first-ever manned flight (1783), and his companion, Pierre Romain, become the first-ever casualties of an air crash when their hot air balloon explodes during their attempt to cross the English Channel."

    • June 15, 1804 12th amendment ratified; deals with manner of choosing president

    • June 15, 1804 "New Hampshire approves the Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution, ratifying the document."

    • June 15, 1808 Joseph Bonaparte becomes King of Spain.

    • June 15, 1836 Arkansas becomes the 25th state admitted to the U.S.

    • June 15, 1844 Charles Goodyear receives a patent for his process to strengthen rubber.

    • June 15, 1846 "The Oregon Treaty establishes the 49th parallel as the border between the United States and Canada, from the Rocky Mountains to the Strait of Juan de Fuca."

    • June 15, 1851 "Jacob Fussell, Baltimore dairyman, sets up first ice-cream factory"

    • June 15, 1857 SF Water Works organized

    • June 15, 1859 "Pig War: Ambiguity in the Oregon Treaty leads to the ""Northwestern Boundary Dispute"" between U.S. and British/Canadian settlers."

    • June 15, 1860 The first White settlement in Idaho (Franklin)

    • June 15, 1862 "Gen JEB Stuart completes his ""ride around McClellan"""

    • June 15, 1864 Arlington National Cemetary is established by an order signed by U.S. Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton.

    • June 15, 1864 Battle for Petersburg begins as Gen Grant assaults Confederate line

    • June 15, 1864 "Robert E Lee's home area (Arlington, VA) becomes a miltary cemetery"

    • June 15, 1866 Prussia attacks Austria

    • June 15, 1869 "Celluloid patented by John Wesley Hyatt, Albany, NY"

    • June 15, 1869 Mike McCoole (US) defeats Tom Allen (England) in bare-knuckle bout

    • June 15, 1871 Phoebe Couzins is first woman graduate of a US collegiate law school

    • June 15, 1876 Sara Spencer (R) is first woman to address a US presidential cconvention

    • June 15, 1877 Henry O Flipper becomes first black graduate at West Point

    • June 15, 1878 "The first attempt at motion pictures (used 12 cameras, each taking 1 picture) done to see if all 4 of a horse's hooves leave the ground"

    • June 15, 1888 Crown Prince Wilhelm becomes Kaiser Wilhelm II and is the last emperor of the German Empire

    • June 15, 1896 "Tsunami strikes Shinto festival on beach at Sanriku Japan 27,000 are killed, 9,000 injured, with 13,000 houses destroyed"

    • June 15, 1902 Canada's Maritime Provinces switch from Eastern to Atlantic time

    • June 15, 1902 The Twentieth Century Limited goes into service to begin a 65-year career on the route between New York and Chicago

    • June 15, 1904 A fire aboard the steamboat General Slocum in New York City's East River kills 1000.

    • June 15, 1904 "Side-wheeler ""General Slocum"" burns in NY's East River (1,031 die)"

    • June 15, 1905 "Princess Margaret of Connaught marries Gustav, Crown Prince of Sweden."

    • June 15, 1907 44 nations meet in 2nd Hague Peace Conference

    • June 15, 1909 "Representatives from England, Australia and South Africa meet at Lord's and form the Imperial Cricket Conference."

    • June 15, 1911 Tabulating Computing Recording Corporation (IBM) is incorporated.

    • June 15, 1913 The Battle of Bud Bagsak in the Philippine concludes.

    • June 15, 1915 Lt. Frederick William Campbell (1st Cdn. Infantry Batt.) winds the Victoria Cross at Givenchy France

    • June 15, 1915 "US government mints first $50 gold pieces, for Panama Pacific Expo"

    • June 15, 1918 "1"" of snow falls in Northern Pennsylvania"

    • June 15, 1918 50th running of Belmont Stakes (Johren wins)

    • June 15, 1919 Alcok & Brown land the first nonstop Atlantic flight in Ireland

    • June 15, 1920 Duluth lynchings in Minnesota.

    • June 15, 1924 Ford Motor Company manufactures its 10 millionth automobile

    • June 15, 1929 The first time NY curb stock exchange transacts more business than NY Exch

    • June 15, 1934 Great Smokey Mountains National Park dedicated

    • June 15, 1934 The U.S.'s Great Smoky Mountains National Park is founded.

    • June 15, 1940 French fortress of Verdun captured by Germans

    • June 15, 1940 "Germans occupy Paris, capture Havre, assault Maginot line."

    • June 15, 1944 First B-29 test-raid on Japanese industrial cities is deemed satisfactory.

    • June 15, 1944 "In the Saskatchewan general election, 1944, the CCF, led by Tommy Douglas, is elected and forms the first socialist government of North America."

    • June 15, 1944 US forces begin invasion of Saipan in Pacific

    • June 15, 1945 "The General Dutch Youth League (ANJV) is founded in Amsterdam, Netherlands."

    • June 15, 1950 "Itzigsohn discover asteroid 1581 Abanderada, 1582 Martir & 1779 Parana"

    • June 15, 1951 Joe Louis scored his last knock out victory

    • June 15, 1954 "UEFA (Union des Associations Europennes de Football) is formed in Basle, Switzerland."

    • June 15, 1955 "The Eisenhower administration stages the first annual ""Operation Alert"" (OPAL) exercise, an attempt to assess the USA's preparations for a nuclear attack."

    • June 15, 1956 John Lennon (15) & Paul McCartney (13) meet for the first time as Lennon's rock group The Quarrymen perform at a church dinner

    • June 15, 1957 "42.01 cm (16.54"") of rainfall, East St Louis, Ill (state record)"

    • June 15, 1960 Argentina complains to UN about Israeli illicit transfer of Eichman

    • June 15, 1962 South Africa passes a bill setting death penalty for many crimes

    • June 15, 1962 Students for a Democratic Society complete the Port Huron Statement.

    • June 15, 1962 "UK hist First nuclear generated electricity to supplied National Grid (from Berkeley, Glos)"

    • June 15, 1967 Gov Reagan signs liberalized California abortion bill

    • June 15, 1968 John Lennon & Yoko Ono plant an acorn at Conventry Cathedral

    • June 15, 1969 """Hee Haw"" with Roy Clark & Buck Owens premiers on CBS TV"

    • June 15, 1971 "Vernon E Jordan Jr, appointed exec director of National Urban League"

    • June 15, 1972 Rock fall inside Vierzy Tunnel (France) causes 2 train crash; 107 die

    • June 15, 1973 """American Graffiti"" opens in NYC"

    • June 15, 1974 Number one hit on UK music charts - Ray Stevens - The Streak

    • June 15, 1977 Spain's first free elections since 1936

    • June 15, 1978 "Jordan's King Hussein marries 26-year-old American Lisa Halaby, who becomes Queen Noor."

    • June 15, 1978 Soyuz 29 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6; they stay 139 days

    • June 15, 1980 Jorge Orta of Cleveland gets 6 hits in a baseball game

    • June 15, 1982 Riots in Argentina after Falklands/Malvinas defeat

    • June 15, 1984 Thomas Hearns KOs Roberto Duran

    • June 15, 1985 "En route to Halley's Comet, USSR's Vega 2 drops lander on Venus"

    • June 15, 1985 Number one hit on UK music charts - Crowd - You'll Never Walk Alone

    • June 15, 1985 Rembrandt's painting Dana is attacked by a man later judged insane; he threw sulfuric acid on the canvas and cut it twice with his knife.

    • June 15, 1986 Pravda announces high-level Chernobyl staff fired for stupidity

    • June 15, 1989 Ronald Reagan is knighted by Queen Elizabeth

    • June 15, 1990 """Dick Tracy"" with Warren Beatty premiers"

    • June 15, 1991 "Birth of the first federal political party in Canada that supports Quebec nationalism, le Bloc Qubcois."

    • June 15, 1991 Philippines volcano Mount Pinatubo errupts

    • June 15, 1992 Ghana Airways inaugurates flights to JFK Airport (NYC)

    • June 15, 1993 "John Connally, the former Texas governor wounded when President John F. Kennedy was killed, dies at age 76."

    • June 15, 1994 Israel and Vatican City establish full diplomatic relations.

    • June 15, 1996 "In Manchester, UK, a terrorist bomb injures over 200 people and devastates a large part of the city centre."

    • June 15, 2002 "Near earth asteroid 2002 MN missed the Earth by 75,000 miles (120,000 km), about one-third of the distance between the Earth and the Moon"

    • June 15, 2007 Bob Barker's final episode as host of The Price is Right aired







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