15th June, on this day

763 BC - Assyrians record a solar eclipse that will be used to fix the chronology of Mesopotamian history
923 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.
1184 King Magnus V of Norway is killed at the battle of Fimreite.
1215 King John of England puts the Royal Seal on the Magna Carta, the Grand Charter of English liberties, at Runnymede near Windsor
1219 King Valdemar brought victory for Denmark
1246 With the death of Duke Frederick II, the Babenberg dynasty ends in Austria.
1381 In England, Wat Tyler - leader of the Peasants' Revolt, is beheaded at Smithfield in London after being found guilty of treason
1389 Battle of Kossovo; Turks defeat Serbs, Bosnians
1520 Pope threatens to toss Luther out of Catholic Church
1567 Jews are expelled from Genoa, Italy
1567 Mary, Queen of Scots is captured at the Battle of Carberry Hill near Edinburgh by Scottish nobles who objected to her marriage to the Earl of Bothwell
1572 Founding of Harrow School, England
1580 Phillip II of Spain declares William the Silent to be an outlaw.
1590 Pope Leo X threatens to ex-communicate Martin Luther
1664 NJ established
1667 The first human blood transfusion is administered by Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys
1752 Benjamin Franklin proves that lightning is electricity.
1775 US Congress elects George Washington to be General and Commander in Chief of the Army of the United Colonies
1776 Delaware Separation Day - Delaware votes to suspend government under the British Crown and separate officially from Pennsylvania.
1779 General Anthony Wayne captures Stony Point, Bronx
1785 Jean-François Pilâtre 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
1808 Joseph Bonaparte becomes King of Spain.
1836 Arkansas becomes 25th state
1844 Goodyear patents vulcanization of rubber
1846 Oregon Treaty signed, setting US-British boundary at 49ø N
1851 Jacob Fussell, Baltimore dairyman, sets up 1st ice-cream factory
1859 Pig War: Ambiguity in the Oregon Treaty leads to the "Northwestern Boundary Dispute" between U.S. and British/Canadian settlers.
1860 British nurse Florence Nightingale, famous for tending British wounded during the Crimean War, opens a school for nurses at St Thams' Hospital in London
1860 1st White settlement in Idaho (Franklin)
1862 Gen JEB Stuart completes his "ride around McClellan"
1864 Battle for Petersburg begins as Gen Grant assaults Confederate line
1864 Robert E Lee's home area (Arlington, VA) becomes a military cemetery
1866 Prussia attacks Austria
1867 Atlantic Cable Quartz Lode gold mine located in Montana.
1869 Celluloid patented by John Wesley Hyatt, Albany, NY
1871 Phoebe Couzins is 1st woman graduate of a US collegiate law school
1876 Sara Spencer (R) is 1st woman to address a US presidential convention
1877 Henry O Flipper becomes 1st black graduate at West Point
1878 1st 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
1888 Crown Prince Wilhelm becomes Kaiser Wilhelm II and is the last emperor of the German Empire
1896 Tsunami strikes Shinto festival on beach at Sanriku Japan
27,000 are killed, 9,000 injured, with 13,000 houses destroyed
1902 Canada's Maritime Provinces switch from Eastern to Atlantic time
1904 Side-wheeler "General Slocum" burns in NY's East River (1,031 die)
1907 44 nations meet in 2nd Hague Peace Conference
1910 British explorer Captain Robert Scott begins his ill-fated expedition to reach the South Pole
1911 Tabulating Computing Recording Corporation (IBM) is incorporated.
1913 The Battle of Bud Bagsak in the Philippines concludes.
1919 English air pioneers John Alcock and Arthur Brown complete the first non-stop transatlantic flight from Newfoundland to Ireland
1920 Duluth lynchings in Minnesota.
1924 Ford Motor Company manufactures its 10 millionth automobile
1924 Native Americans are proclaimed US citizens
1929 British-made Bentleys occupy the first four places at the finish of the Le Mans 24 hour race in France
1934 In Venice, the first meeting between German leader Adolf Hitler and Italian Fascist dictator Benitto Mussolini
1940 French fortress of Verdun captured by Germans
1944 US forces begin invasion of Saipan in Pacific
1951 In England, the Lake District is declared a National Park
1951 1st coml electronic computer dedicated Phila
1951 Joe Louis scored his last knock out victory
1954 UEFA (Union des Associations Européennes de Football) is formed in Basle, Switzerland.
1955 The Eisenhower administration stages the first annual "Operation Alert" (OPAL) exercise, an attempt to assess the USA's preparations for a nuclear attack.
1956 John Lennon (15) and Paul McCartney (13) meet for the 1st time as
Lennon's rock group The Quarrymen perform at a church dinner
1960 Argentina complains to UN about Israeli illicit transfer of Eichman
1962 South Africa passes a bill setting death penalty for many crimes
1967 Gov Reagan signs liberalised California abortion bill
1968 John Lennon and Yoko Ono plant an acorn at Coventry Cathedral
1969 Georges Pompidou is elected President of France
1972 Rock fall inside Vierzy Tunnel (France) causes 2 train crash; 107 die
1977 Spain's 1st free elections since 1936
1978 Jordan's King Hussein marries Elizabeth Halaby, 26-yr-old American
1978 Soyuz 29 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6; they stay 139 days
1979 1st space shuttle SRB qualification test firing; 122 seconds
1982 Riots in Argentina after Falklands/Malvinas defeat
1982 In the Football World Cup, Hungary defeated El Salvador by 10 goals to 1 - a world cup record for the biggest victory margin
1985 Rembrandt's painting Danaë is attacked by a man later judged insane; he threw sulfuric acid on the canvas and cut it twice with his knife.
1985 En route to Halley's Comet, USSR's Vega 2 drops lander on Venus
1986 Pravda announces high-level Chernobyl staff fired for stupidity
1989 Ronald Reagan is knighted by Queen Elizabeth
1990 "Dick Tracy" with Warren Beatty and Madonna premiers
1991 Philippines volcano Mount Pinatubo errupts
1992 The United States Supreme Court rules in United States v. Álvarez-Machaín that it is permissible for the USA to forcibly extradite suspects in foreign countries and bring them to the USA for trial, without approval from those other countries
1994 Israel and Vatican City establish full diplomatic relations.
1996 In Manchester, UK, a terrorist bomb injures over 200 people and devastates a large part of the city centre.
1998 Britain introduces a £2 coin

15th June 2006

Sri Lanka bus blast kills dozens

UK agrees to jail Charles Taylor

Rescue drama on slopes of Merapi

15th June 2007

'Children dead' in Afghan bombing

US Iraq troop surge 'starts now'

Huge Swiss tunnel opens in Alps

15th June 2008

Karzai issues warning to Pakistan

Million flee south Chinese floods

Row in Italy over army deployment

15th June 2009

Hostages' bodies 'found in Yemen'

Shots fired at huge Iran protest

China storm leaves many homeless

15th June 2010

Landslides kill 58 in Bangladesh

UN mounts airlift for Kyrgyzstan refugees

Bloody Sunday report published

Birthdates which occurred on 15th June :

1330 Edward the black prince, prince of Wales (1343-1376)
1767 Rachel Donelson Robards Jackson 1st lady
1843 Edvard Grieg Bergen Norway, composer (Bewitched One)
1888 Maria Dermo–t Java, Dutch novelist (The 10,000 Things)
1894 Robert Russell Bennett Kansas City, composer/arranger (Oklahoma!)
19-- Cheryl Giannini Spezia Italy, actress (Without a Trace)
19-- Scott Rockenfield rocker (Queensr˜che-The Warning)
1900 Otto Clarence Luening Milwaukee Wisconsin, composer (Sonority Canon)
1902 Erik H Erickson psychologist (Existentionalist)
1902 Max Rudolf Frankfurt Germany, conductor (G”teberg Symphony Orch)
1910 David Rose London England, orch leader (Red Skelton Show, Stripper)
1914 Saul Steinberg Romania, cartoonist, illustrator (New Yorker)
1922 Morris K Udall (Rep-D-Az)
1932 Mario Cuomo (Gov-D-NY)
1935 Belinda Lee England, actress (Who Done It, Runaway Bus)
1937 Waylon Jennings singer of innumerable country songs (Ramblin' Man)
1941 Harry Nilsson [Johnny Niles], laid-back singer/songwriter
1942 Xaveria Hollander [DeVries], Surabaya Indonesia, auth (Happy Hooker)
1943 Aron Kincaid LA Calif, actor (Warren-Bachelor Father, Ski Party)
1944 Inna Ryskai USSR, volleyball player (Olympic-2 gold/2 silver-1964-76)
1945 Nicola Pagett actress (Oliver's Story, Privates on Parade)
1945 Rod Argent England, keyboardist (The Zombies-She's Not There)
1946 Jim Varney Lexington KY, "Hey Vern", actor (Ernest Goes to Jail)
1946 Judy Pace LA Calif, actress (Young Lawyers)
1947 Lee Purcell NC, actor (Big Wednesday, Mr Majestyk)
1950 Heidi Schller Germany, 1st woman to take olympic oath (1972)
1950 Noddy Holder rock vocalist/guitarist (Slade-Cum On Feel The Noize)
1951 Tom Forzani CFL wide receiver (Calgary Stampeders)
1953 Rita Lee Federic Wisc, playmate (November, 1977)
1954 Jim Belushi Chicago Ill, comedian (Sat Night Live, Trading Places)
1954 Terri Gibbs Augusta Ga, blind singer (Somebody's Knockin')
1955 Tree Rollins Winter Haven Fla, NBA center (Cleve Cavaliers)
1956 Polly Draper Palo Alto Calif, actress (Ellyn-30 Something, Hooters)
1957 Clio Goldsmith Paris France, actress (The Gift)
1958 Wade Boggs Nebraska, Red Sox 3rd baseman (AL bat champ 1985-88)
1959 Eileen Davidson actress (Young & Restless, House on Sorority Row)
1963 Helen Hunt LA Calif, actress (Jill-Amy Prentiss, Lisa-It Takes Two)
1964 Courtney Cox Birmingham Ala, actress (Family Ties, Cocoon II)
1965 Carrie Mitchum LA Calif, actress (Donna-Bold & Beautiful)
1973 Neil Patrick Harris Albuquerque NM, actor (Doogie Howser)


Deaths which occurred on June 15th:
1381 Wat Tyler leader of English Peasants' Revolt, beheaded in London
1467 Philip the Good Duke of Burgundy, dies at 76
1849 James Knox Polk the 11th US Pres, dies in Nashville, Tenn
1968 West Montgomery jazz guitarist dies of a heart attack at 48
1982 Neil Fitzgerald Irish actor, dies at 90, in Princeton NJ
1984 Meredith Willson composer (Meredith Willson Show), dies at 82
1984 Ned Glass actor, dies at 78 of heart failure
1985 Meredith Wilson dies
1989 Ray McAlly actor, dies in dublin at 63
1989 Victor French actor (Highway to Heaven), dies at 54 of cancer

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