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Daily Calendar for Sunday, June 15, 2025

Born

  • Rachel Jackson (U.S. First Lady) –
  • Bill Arp (writer) –
  • Edvard Hagerup Grieg (composer) –
  • Mario Cuomo (politician) –
  • Jim Varney (actor) –
  • Jim Belushi (actor) –
  • Wade Boggs (baseball player) –
  • Helen Hunt (actress) –
  • Courteney Cox (actress) –
  • Leah Remini (actress) –
  • Neil Patrick Harris (actor) –

Died

  • James Polk (11th U.S. president) –
  • Meredith Willson (composer) –
  • Ella Fitzgerald (jazz singer) –
  • Hume Cronyn (actor) –

Events

  • King John of England put his seal on the Magna Carta–
  • George Washington is appointed commander in chief of the Continental Army by the Continental Congress–
  • Arkansas admitted to the Union as the 25th state–
  • Charles Goodyear received a patent for his process to strengthen rubber–
  • Oregon Treaty established the 49th parallel as the U.S./British border–
  • Jacob Fussell opened the first commercial ice cream factory, Baltimore, Maryland.–
  • Steamboat General Slocum burst into flames on the East River killing 1,021 people–
  • Princess Margaret of Connaught married Gustav, Crown Prince of Sweden–
  • John Alcock and Arthur Brown completed first nonstop transatlantic flight at Clifden, County Galway, Ireland–
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Tennessee/North Carolina) established–
  • Johnny Vander Meer of the Cincinnati Reds pitched his second consecutive no-hit, no-run professional baseball game–
  • Singer Judy Garland married Vincente Minnelli–
  • The Canadian government announced it would permit color television in Canada–
  • Hee Haw premiered on television–
  • Richard Weber and Mikhail Malakhov first to walk from Canada to North Pole and back unaided–
  • Bob Barker’s final The Price is Right show after 35 years as its host–
  • The Boston Bruins beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-0 in Game 7 to win the Stanley Cup–
  • A 30-minute power outage occurred in East Missoula, Montana, when a bald eagle dropped its prey, a fawn, on a nearby power line–
  • 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.–

Weather

  • Killing frost in New Jersey–
  • One inch of snow fell in Pennsylvania–
  • 14 inches of rain fell in Lake Creek Basin, Texas–
  • 5 inches of rain fell in Cadiz, Ohio–

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