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Calendar for June 15th, 2013

1210s

  • 1215: King John of England put his seal on the Magna Carta

  • 1760s

  • Born 1767: Rachel Jackson (U.S. First Lady)

  • 1770s

  • 1775: George Washington is appointed commander in chief of the Continental Army by the Continental Congress

  • 1820s

  • Born 1826: Bill Arp (writer)

  • 1830s

  • 1836: Arkansas admitted to the Union as the 25th state

  • 1840s

  • Born 1843: Edvard Hagerup Grieg (composer)

  • 1844: Charles Goodyear received a patent for his process to strengthen rubber

  • 1846: Oregon Treaty established the 49th parallel as the U.S./British border

  • Died 1849: James Polk (11th U.S. president)

  • 1850s

  • 1851: Jacob Fussell opened the first commercial ice cream factory, Baltimore, Maryland. Read more about this history and invention of ice cream.

  • 1900s

  • 1904: Steamboat General Slocum burst into flames on the East River killing 1,021 people

  • 1905: Princess Margaret of Connaught married Gustav, Crown Prince of Sweden

  • 1910s

  • 1919: John Alcock and Arthur Brown completed first nonstop transatlantic flight at Clifden, County Galway, Ireland

  • 1930s

  • Born 1932: Mario Cuomo (politician)

  • 1938: Johnny Vander Meer of the Cincinnati Reds pitched his second consecutive no-hit, no-run professional baseball game

  • 1940s

  • 1945: Singer Judy Garland married Vincente Minnelli

  • Born 1949: Jim Varney (actor)

  • 1950s

  • Born 1954: Jim Belushi (actor)

  • Born 1958: Wade Boggs (baseball player)

  • 1960s

  • Born 1963: Helen Hunt (actress)

  • Born 1964: Courteney Cox (actress)

  • 1965: The Canadian government announced it would permit color television in Canada

  • 1969: Hee Haw premiered on television

  • 1970s

  • Born 1973: Neil Patrick Harris (actor)

  • 1980s

  • Died 1984: Meredith Willson (composer)

  • 1990s

  • Died 1996: Ella Fitzgerald (jazz singer)

  • 2000s

  • Died 2003: Hume Cronyn (actor)

  • 2007: Bob Barker's final The Price is Right show after 35 years as its host

  • 2010s

  • 2011: The Boston Bruins beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-0 in Game 7 to win the Stanley Cup

  • 2011: A 30-minute power outage occurred in East Missoula, Montana, when a bald eagle dropped its prey, a fawn, on a nearby power line

  • 2011: Total lunar eclipse

  • 2012: Aerialist Nik Wallenda crossed Niagara Falls on a high wire, becoming the first tightrope walker to cross the falls in more than a century, and the first to cross at the base of the falls.


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