Calendar for June 15th, 2013

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

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

Born 1826: Bill Arp (writer)

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

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)

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

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

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

Born 1932: Mario Cuomo (politician)

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

1945: Singer Judy Garland married Vincente Minnelli

Born 1949: Jim Varney (actor)

Born 1954: Jim Belushi (actor)

Born 1958: Wade Boggs (baseball player)

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

Born 1973: Neil Patrick Harris (actor)

Died 1984: Meredith Willson (composer)

Died 1996: Ella Fitzgerald (jazz singer)

Died 2003: Hume Cronyn (actor)

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

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.