June 15th Events

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June 15th, 2002 (June 15 2002)EventNear 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 15th, 1996 (June 15 1996)EventIn Manchester, UK, a terrorist bomb injures over 200 people and devastates a large part of the city centre.
June 15th, 1994 (June 15 1994)EventIsrael and Vatican City establish full diplomatic relations.
June 15th, 1992 (June 15 1992)EventThe United States Supreme Court rules in United States v. Alvarez-Machain 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.Al Alvarez Quotes
June 15th, 1991 (June 15 1991)EventBirth of the first federal political party in Canada that supports Quebec nationalism, le Bloc Quebecois.
June 15th, 1985 (June 15 1985)EventRembrandt s painting Danae is attacked by a man later judged insane; he threw sulfuric acid on the canvas and cut it twice with his knife.
June 15th, 1978 (June 15 1978)EventKing Hussein of Jordan weds American Lisa Halaby, who takes the name Queen Noor. Hussein of Jordan Quotes
June 15th, 1962 (June 15 1962)EventStudents for a Democratic Society complete the Port Huron Statement.
June 15th, 1955 (June 15 1955)EventThe Eisenhower administration stages the first annual "Operation Alert" (OPAL) exercise, an attempt to assess the USA s preparations for a nuclear attack.
June 15th, 1954 (June 15 1954)EventUEFA (Union des Associations Europeennes de Football) is formed in Basle, Switzerland.
June 15th, 1945 (June 15 1945)EventThe General Dutch Youth League (ANJV) is founded in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
June 15th, 1944 (June 15 1944)EventWorld War II: Battle of Saipan: The United States invades Saipan.
June 15th, 1944 (June 15 1944)EventIn the Saskatchewan general election, 1944, the CCF, led by Tommy Douglas, is elected and forms the first socialist government of North America.Tommy Douglas Quotes
June 15th, 1934 (June 15 1934)EventThe U.S. s Great Smoky Mountains National Park is founded.
June 15th, 1920 (June 15 1920)EventDuluth lynchings in Minnesota.
June 15th, 1919 (June 15 1919)EventJohn Alcock and Arthur Brown complete the first nonstop transatlantic flight at Clifden, County Galway, Ireland.
June 15th, 1916 (June 15 1916)EventU.S. President Woodrow Wilson signs a bill incorporating the Boy Scouts of America, making them the only American youth organization with a federal charter.
June 15th, 1913 (June 15 1913)EventThe Battle of Bud Bagsak in the Philippine concludes.
June 15th, 1911 (June 15 1911)EventTabulating Computing Recording Corporation (IBM) is incorporated.
June 15th, 1909 (June 15 1909)EventRepresentatives from England, Australia and South Africa meet at Lord s and form the Imperial Cricket Conference.
June 15th, 1905 (June 15 1905)EventPrincess Margaret of Connaught marries Gustav, Crown Prince of Sweden.
June 15th, 1904 (June 15 1904)EventA fire aboard the steamboat General Slocum in New York City s East River kills 1000.
June 15th, 1888 (June 15 1888)EventCrown Prince Wilhelm becomes Kaiser Wilhelm II and is the last emperor of the German Empire
June 15th, 1877 (June 15 1877)EventHenry Ossian Flipper becomes the first African American cadet to graduate from the United States Military Academy.
June 15th, 1867 (June 15 1867)EventAtlantic Cable Quartz Lode gold mine located in Montana.
June 15th, 1864 (June 15 1864)EventAmerican Civil War: Siege of Petersburg begins.
June 15th, 1864 (June 15 1864)EventArlington National Cemetery is established when 200 acres (0.8 km?) around Arlington Mansion are officially set aside as a military cemetery by U.S. Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton.
June 15th, 1859 (June 15 1859)EventPig War: Ambiguity in the Oregon Treaty leads to the "Northwestern Boundary Dispute" between U.S. and British/Canadian settlers.
June 15th, 1846 (June 15 1846)EventThe 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. The Rock Quotes
June 15th, 1844 (June 15 1844)EventCharles Goodyear receives a patent for vulcanization, a process to strengthen rubber.
June 15th, 1836 (June 15 1836)EventArkansas is admitted as the 25th U.S. state.
June 15th, 1808 (June 15 1808)EventJoseph Bonaparte becomes King of Spain.
June 15th, 1804 (June 15 1804)EventNew Hampshire approves the Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution, ratifying the document.
June 15th, 1785 (June 15 1785)EventJean-Francois Pilatre 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 15th, 1776 (June 15 1776)EventDelaware Separation DayDelaware votes to suspend government under the British Crown and separate officially from Pennsylvania.
June 15th, 1775 (June 15 1775)EventAmerican Revolutionary War: George Washington is appointed commander-in-chief of the Continental Army.George Washington Quotes
June 15th, 1752 (June 15 1752)EventBenjamin Franklin proves that lightning is electricity.Benjamin Franklin Quotes
June 15th, 1667 (June 15 1667)EventThe first human blood transfusion is administered by Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys.
June 15th, 1580 (June 15 1580)EventPhillip II of Spain declares William the Silent to be an outlaw.
June 15th, 1520 (June 15 1520)EventPope Leo X threatens to excommunicate Martin Luther in papal bull Exsurge Domine.Martin Luther Quotes
June 15th, 1389 (June 15 1389)EventBattle of Kosovo: The Ottoman Empire defeats Serbs and Bosnians.
June 15th, 1246 (June 15 1246)EventWith the death of Duke Frederick II, the Babenberg dynasty ends in Austria.
June 15th, 1219 (June 15 1219)EventDannebrogoldest national flag in the worldand 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 15th, 1215 (June 15 1215)EventKing John of England puts his seal to the Magna Carta.
June 15th, 1184 (June 15 1184)EventKing Magnus V of Norway is killed at the battle of Fimreite.
June 15th, 0923 (June 15 0923)EventBattle 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 15th, 0763 (June 15 0763)EventAssyrians record a solar eclipse that will be used to fix the chronology of Mesopotamian history.

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