On This Day: June 15th

This is 167th day of the year and 199 days remain in the year.

in history
King John sealed the Magna Carta.
George Washington was appointed head of the Continental Army by the Second Continental Congress.
Arkansas became the 25th state in the United States.
Charles Goodyear was granted a patent for rubber vulcanization.
James Polk, the 11th president of the United States, died in Nashville, Tennessee.
Lou Gehrig made his New York Yankee debut as a pinch runner.
Vice President Dan Quayle's "potatoe" spelling incident.
Ella Fitzgerald, the ''first lady of song,'' died in Beverly Hills, California.
Rolling Stone Mick Jagger was knighted by Queen Elizabeth.
June 15 Birthdays
Edvard GriegPronunciation: [ed´vär hä´gurOOp grEg]
1843–1907, Norwegian composer.
Edward the Black Princeprince
Waylon Jenningssinger
Helen Huntactress
Mario Cuomopolitician

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