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1969Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic

1951Joe Louis scored his last knock out victory

1924J. Edgar Hoover assumed leadership of the FBI

1967Governor Reagan signs liberalized California abortion bill

1864Battle for Petersburg begins as General Ulysses S. Grant assaults Confederate line

1940France surrenders to Hitler, German troops occupy Paris during WWII

1775George Washington appointed commander-in-chief of American Army

1963Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion resigns

1968John Lennon & Yoko Ono plant an acorn at Conventry Cathedral

197545th French Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Guillermo Vilas (62 63 64)

1626King Charles I disbands English parliament

1864Robert E. Lee's home area (Arlington, VA) becomes a military cemetery

1983Cards trade Keith Hernandez to Mets for Neil Allen & Rick Ownbey

1094Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar [El Cid] occupies Valencia on the Moren

1997British model Naomi Campbell hospitalized due to drug overdose

1985Pinklon Thomas KOs Mike Weaver in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

1928Ty Cobb, 41, steals home for 50th & final time

1948Bradman is out for a duck, but Australia win test match anyway

198686th US Golf Open: Ray Floyd shoots a 279 at Shinnecock Hills GC NY

1965Bob Dylan records "Like a Rolling Stone"

1862Gen Jeb Stuart completes his "ride around McClellan"

1877Henry Ossian Flipper becomes 1st African American to graduate from West Point Military Academy

June 15th Historical Events
Date Event
763
Assyrians record a solar eclipse that will be used to fix the chronology of Mesopotamian history. 
BC
AD
923
Battle of Soissons: King Robert I of France is killed and King Charles the Simple is arrested by the supporters of Duke Rudolph of Burgundy. 
1094
Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar [El Cid] occupies Valencia on the Moren 
1184
King Magnus V of Norway is killed at the battle of Fimreite. 
1215
King John signs Magna Carta at Runnymede, near Windsor, England 
1219
King Valdemar brought victory for Denmark 
1219
Dannebrog - oldest national flag in the world - and flag of Denmark. According to legend, fell from the sky during the Battle of Lyndanisse (now Tallinn) in Estonia, and turned the Danes' luck. 
1246
Battle at Leitha: Hungary-Austrian 
1246
With the death of Duke Frederick II, the Babenberg dynasty ends in Austria. 
1389
Battle of Kosovo; Turks defeat Serbs 
1567
Battle at Carberry, Scotland: Protestant troops beat Earl Bothwell's army 
1567
Genoa, Italy, expels Jews 
1580
Phillip II of Spain declares William the Silent to be an outlaw. 
1626
King Charles I disbands English parliament 
1643
Able Tasman returns to Batavia after discovering Tasmania 
1664
New Jersey established 
1741
Capt Bering leaves Petropavlovsk, sailing to America 
1762
Austria uses 1st paper currency 
1775
George Washington appointed commander-in-chief of American Army 
1779
General Anthony Wayne captures Stony Point, Bronx 
1785
2 French balloonists die in world's 1st fatal aviation accident 
1802
Toussaint L'Ouverture leaves Haiti, prisoner on French ship Héros 
1804
12th amendment to the US constitution ratified; deals with regulating judicial power 
1808
Joseph Bonaparte becomes King of Spain. 
1826
Ottoman Sultan Mahmud II abolishes the elite Janissary corps executing thousands for treason to make way for a more modern army 
1834
Rioters in Safed Palestine kills many Jews 
1836
Arkansas becomes 25th state of the Union 
1844
Goodyear patents vulcanization of rubber 
1846
Oregon Treaty signed, setting US-British boundary at 49°N 
1851
Jacob Fussell, Baltimore dairyman, sets up 1st ice-cream factory 
1857
San Francisco Water Works organized 
1859
Pig War: Ambiguity in the Oregon Treaty leads to the "Northwestern Boundary Dispute" between U.S. and British/Canadian settlers. 
1860
1st White settlement in Idaho (Franklin) 
1861
Johnston evacuates Harpers Ferry 
1862
Gen Jeb Stuart completes his "ride around McClellan" 
1863
2nd battle at Winchester Va, ends in Federal defeat; 1350 casualities 
1864
-17] Skirmish at Gilgal Church, Georgia 
1864
Battle for Petersburg begins as General Ulysses S. Grant assaults Confederate line 
1864
Capt Mendell begins building 640m long ponton bridge over James R Va 
1864
US Congress passes legislation equalizing pay for Black soldiers 
1864
Robert E. Lee's home area (Arlington, VA) becomes a military cemetery 
1866
Prussia attacks Austria 
1867
Atlantic Cable Quartz Lode gold mine located in Montana. 
1869
Celluloid patented by John Wesley Hyatt, Albany, NY 
1869
Mike McCoole (US) defeats Tom Allen (England) in bare-knuckle bout 
1871
Phoebe Couzins is 1st woman graduate of a US collegiate law school 
1876
Sara Spencer (R) is 1st woman to address a US presidential convention 
1876
Tsunamis after earthquake floods NE coast of Japan, kills 28,000 
1877
Henry Ossian Flipper becomes 1st African American to graduate from West Point Military Academy 
1878
1st attempt at motion pictures (used 12 cameras, each taking 1 picture) done to see if all 4 of a horse's hooves leave the ground 
1887
Carlisle D Graham survives 2nd ride in Niagara waterfall in barrel 
1887
NY Giants beat Philadelphia Phillies 29-1 
1887
Stanley's expedition reaches Yambuya waterfalls Congo 
1888
Wilhelm II becomes emperor of Germany 
1889
Start of Sherlock Holmes adventure "Stockbroker's Clerk" (BG) 
1894
Phillies beat Cincinnati Reds, 21-8 
1896
Tsunami strikes Shinto festival on beach at Sanriku Japan 27,000 are killed, 9,000 injured, with 13,000 houses destroyed 
1897
Liberals/social-democrats win Dutch 2nd Parliamentary election 
1898
US House of Representatives accepts annexation of Hawaii 
1898
US marines attack Spanish off Guantánamo, Cuba 
1901
7th US Golf Open: Willie Anderson shoots a 331 at Myopia Hunt Club MA 
1902
Canada's Maritime Provinces switch from Eastern to Atlantic time 
1902
Minor League's most lopsided baseball game: Corsicana 51; Texarkana 3 Justin Clark of Corsicana, Tx minors hits 8 home runs in 1 game 
1903
The Serbian Assembly meets and elects Prince Peter Karageorgevich king 
1904
Side-wheeler passenger paddlesteamer "General Slocum" burns in NY's East River (1,031 die) 
1907
Researcher George Soper publishes the results of his investigation into recent typhoid outbreaks in the New York area and announces that Mary Mallon [Typhoid Mary] is the likely source of the outbreak 
1907
The 2nd Hague Peace Conference meets in an attempt to stop the arms race; Germany resists, but conference does make important rules around the rights of neutral powers 
1908
World congress for Women's rights opens in Amsterdam 
1909
Representatives from England, Australia and South Africa meet at Lord's and form the Imperial Cricket Conference. 
1911
Tabulating Computing Recording Corporation (IBM) is incorporated. 
1912
26th US Women's Tennis: Mary K Browne beats Eleonora Sears (6-4 6-2) 
1913
The Battle of Bud Bagsak in the Philippine concludes. 
1915
US government mints 1st $50 gold pieces, for Panama Pacific Expo 
1916
Boys Scouts of America forms 
1918
1" of snow falls in Northern Pennsylvania 
1918
50th Belmont: Frank Robinson aboard Johren wins in 2:20.6 
1919
1st nonstop Atlantic flight (Alcock & Brown) lands in Ireland 
1920
De Zweef soccer team forms in Nijverdal 
1920
Duluth lynchings in Minnesota. 
1921
Bessie Coleman reaches France as US 1st black pilot 
1923
Belgium's Theunis government falls because of mine, post & railroad strike 
1923
58th British Golf Open: Arthur Havers shoots a 295 at Troon Golf Club 
1924
1st transmission of radio Bloemendaal 
1924
Ford Motor Company manufactures its 10 millionth Model T automobile 
1924
J. Edgar Hoover assumed leadership of the FBI 
1924
Native Americans are proclaimed US citizens 
1925
Phila As go into bottom of 8th inning trailing 15-4, then score 13 times to defeat Cleveland 17-15 
1926
7th French government of Briand falls 
1928
Ty Cobb, 41, steals home for 50th & final time 
1929
1st time NY curb stock exchange transacts more business than NY Exch 
1931
Eddie Collins & Harry Heilmann retire from baseball 
1931
Poland & USSR sign friendship & trade treaty 
1934
Great Smokey Mountains National Park dedicated 
1938
1st night game at Brooklyn Ebbets Field (Reds 6, Dodgers 0) as Cin Red Johnny Vander Meer hurls unprecedented 2nd consecutive no-hitter 
1940
38 Italian Fiat bombers bomb Luc-en-Province 
1940
Bread & flour rationed in Holland 
1940
France surrenders to Hitler, German troops occupy Paris during WWII 
1940
Soviet Army occupies Lithuania 
1943
Congress of racial Equality (CORE) forms 
1944
US forces begin invasion of Saipan in Pacific 
1945
Dutch political party ANJV established in Concert building, Amsterdam 
1947
1st night game at Detroit Briggs Stadium (Tigers 4, Athletics 1) 
1947
47th US Golf Open: Lew Worsham shoots a 282 at St Louis CC in MO 
1948
1st night game at Briggs Stadium: Detroit Tigers beat Phila A's 
1948
Bradman is out for a duck, but Australia win test match anyway 
1948
WPIX TV channel 11 in NYC, NY (IND) begins broadcasting 
1948
WTNH TV channel 8 in New Haven, CT (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1949
Phils Eddie Waitkus, shot by Ruth Steinhagen, 19, at Eddgewater Hotel 
1950
Dutch police seize condoms 
1951
1st coml electronic computer dedicated Phila 
1951
Joe Louis scored his last knock out victory 
1953
Browns end Yankees win streak at 18 & Browns 14-game losing streak 
1953
Johnny Mize is 93rd player to get 2,000 hits 
1953
NYC Transit Authority forms 
1953
WLFI TV channel 18 in Lafayette, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1954
Great Britain's 2 biggest steel factories nationalized 
1954
UEFA (Union des Associations Européennes de Football) is formed in Basle, Switzerland. 
1955
Australia score 8-758 v West Indies at Kingston, their best ever 
1955
The Eisenhower administration stages the first annual "Operation Alert" (OPAL) exercise, an attempt to assess the USA's preparations for a nuclear attack. 
1957
"Ziegfeld Follies of 1957" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 123 perf 
1957
42.01 cm (16.54") of rainfall, East St Louis, Ill (state record) 
1957
57th US Golf Open: Dick Mayer shoots a 282 at Inverness Club in Toledo 
1957
89th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Gallant Man wins in 2:26.6 
1957
Yanks trade Billy Martin & Ralph Terry for Ryne Duran 
1958
Louise Suggs wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament 
1960
Angel Cordero wins his 1st of over 7000 horse races 
1960
Argentina complains to UN about Israeli illicit transfer of Eichmann 
1961
Expansion Wash Senators are 30-30, latest date an expansion team will be at .500, Washington will lose their next 10 games 
1962
Phillies score 10 runs in an inning against Reds en route to 13-8 win 
1962
South Africa passes a bill setting death penalty for many crimes 
1962
WWUP TV channel 10 in Sault Ste Marie, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1962
Students for a Democratic Society complete the Port Huron Statement. 
1963
"Sound of Music" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 1443 perfs 
1963
"Sukiyaki" hits #1 
1963
Buddy Nobles runs world record marathon (2:14:28) 
1963
Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion resigns 
1963
SF Giants Juan Marichal no-hits Houston Colt .45s, 1-0 
1964
Last French troops leave Algeria 
1965
Bob Dylan records "Like a Rolling Stone" 
1965
Denny McLain in relief strikesout 1st 7 batters faced & record 14 in 6 2/3 innings, Bill Freehan ties catcher record of 19 putouts 
1965
South Africa begins economic boycott of Dutch products 
1967
Governor Reagan signs liberalized California abortion bill 
1968
"How Now, Dow Jones" closes at Lunt Fontanne NYC after 220 perfs 
1968
"I Do! I Do!" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 561 performances 
1968
"New Faces of 1965" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 52 performances 
1968
15th Curtis Cup: US wins 10½-7½ at Royal County Down Golf Club (Newcastle, Northern Ireland) 
1968
John Lennon & Yoko Ono plant an acorn at Conventry Cathedral 
1968
"Yummy Yummy Yummy" by Ohio Express hits #4 
1969
"Hee Haw" with Roy Clark & Buck Owens premieres on CBS TV 
1969
69th US Golf Open: Orville Moody shoots a 281 at Champs GC in Houston 
1969
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic 
1969
Mets help their power needs by adding 1st baseman Donn Clendenon 
1969
The Campaign for Social Justice publish a second edition of 'Northern Ireland The Plain Truth' which set out the allegations of discrimination against Catholics by Unionists in the region 
1970
16th LPGA Championship won by Shirley Englehorn 
1971
Vernon E Jordan Jr, appointed exec director of National Urban League 
1972
Rock fall inside Vierzy Tunnel (France) causes 2 train crash; 107 die 
1972
West German police arrested RAF leader Ulrike Meinhof 
1972
The Social Democratic and Labour Party meet Secretary of State for Northern Ireland W Whitelaw, to present the IRA's conditions for a meeting 
1973
"American Graffiti" opens in NYC 
1974
"Streak" by Ray Stevens hit #1 on UK pop chart 
1975
45th French Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Guillermo Vilas (62 63 64) 
1975
Carol Mann wins Lawson's LPGA Golf Classic 
1976
Yankees trade May, Martinez, Pagan, MacGregor & Demsey to Baltimore for Holtzman, Alexander, Grant Jackson, Elrod Henrick & Jim Freeman 
1976
Rain out! Astrodome cancels game heavy rains make it difficult for visiting team & umpires to get through flooded streets to the stadium 
1977
NY Mets trade Tom Seaver to Reds for Pat Zachry 
1977
Spain's 1st free elections since 1936 (41 years) 
1977
Wim Polak becomes mayor of Amsterdam 
1978
Belgian government resigns 
1978
Italy's pres Leone resigns due to Lockheed affair 
1978
Soyuz 29 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6; they stay 139 days 
1979
1st space shuttle SRB qualification test firing; 122 seconds 
1980
"Fearless Frank" opens at Princess Theater NYC for 12 performances 
1980
80th US Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 272 at Baltusrol GC NJ 
1980
Dale Lundquis wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic 
1980
Jorge Orta of Cleveland gets 6 hits in a baseball game 
1982
Riots in Argentina after Falklands/Malvinas defeat 
1982
Supreme Court rules all children, regardless of citizenship, are entitled to a public education 
1983
Cards trade Keith Hernandez to Mets for Neil Allen & Rick Ownbey 
1983
Supreme Court struck down state & local restrictions on abortion 
1984
"Thicke Of The Night" TV Talk Show last airs in syndication 
1984
Thomas Hearns KOs Roberto Duran 
1984
Vitesse soccer team forms in Arnhem 
1985
"Pryor's Place" children's show last airs on CBS-TV 
1985
En route to Halley's Comet, USSR's Vega 2 drops lander on Venus 
1985
Pinklon Thomas KOs Mike Weaver in 8 for heavyweight boxing title 
1985
Russian space probe Vega 2 lands on Venus 
1985
Rembrandt's painting Danaë is attacked by a man later judged insane; he threw sulfuric acid on the canvas and cut it twice with his knife. 
1986
86th US Golf Open: Ray Floyd shoots a 279 at Shinnecock Hills GC NY 
1986
Juli Inkster wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open 
1986
Pravda announces high-level Chernobyl staff fired for stupidity 
1987
Bettino Craxi's Socialist Party wins election in Italy 
1987
Michael Spinks TKOs Gerry Cooney in 5 for heavyweight boxing title 
1988
NASA launches space vehicle S-213 
1988
Turkish premier Özal meets Greek premier Papandreou in Athens 
1989
Balt Orioles pull their 9th triple play (vs Yankees) 
1990
"Dick Tracy" with Warren Beatty & Madonna premieres 
1991
Carolyn Tanny & Bob Trischel wed 
1991
Climactic eruption of the Mount Pinatubo volcano in the Philippines 
1991
Birth of the first federal political party in Canada that supports Quebec nationalism, le Bloc Québécois. 
1992
1st Berlin Air Show in 60 years 
1992
Erie Sailors (Fla Marlin farm team) 1st game beat Jamestown 6-5 in 13 
1992
Ghana Airways inaugurates flights to JFK Airport (NYC) 
1992
Jeff Reardon breaks Rollie Fingers' save record with #342 
1992
Dan Quayle, relying on faulty card, erroneously instructs Trenton NJ, elementary student to spell "potato," "potatoe" during spelling bee 
1994
Disney's "Lion King" opens in theaters with $42 million 
1994
NY Giants cut quarterback Phil Simms 
1994
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice 
1995
"Chronicles of a Death Foretold" opens at Plymouth NYC for 55 perfs 
1995
Mark Ilott takes 9-19 incl all lbw hat-trick, Essex v Northants 
1995
Northants all out 46 v Essex & wins game next day 
1996
IRA bomb in Manchester wrecks city centre at 11.17am, injuring 200 
1997
"Little Foxes" closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC after 56 perfs 
1997
97th US Golf Open: Ernie Els shoots a 276 Congressional CC Bethesda Md 
1997
British model Naomi Campbell hospitalized due to drug overdose 
1997
Danielle Ammaccapane wins Edina Realty LPGA Classic 
1997
Du Mauier Senior Golf Champions 
1998
32nd Music City News Country Awards: Neal McCoy, Lorrie Morgan & Billy Ray Cyrus wins 
2001
55th NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Philadelphia 76ers, 4 games to 1 
2001
ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum sign a letter of intent for a natural gas to liquids (GTL) project that would be the largest in the world. 
2002
Near 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 
2003
57th NBA Championship: San Antonio Spurs beat New Jersey Nets, 4 games to 2 
2003
103rd US Golf Open: Jim Furyk shoots a 272 at Olympia Fields CC IL 
2004
58th NBA Championship: Detroit Pistons beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 1 
2008
62nd Tony Awards: In the Heights & August: Osage County win 
2012
Apple I computer sells for a record $374,500 
2012
Five Dutch banks, including ING, receive credit rating downgrades of one or two notches 
2014
Juan Manuel Santos is reelected President of Columbia 
2014
Martin Kaymer wins the 2014 US Golf Open 
2014
San Antonio Spurs defeat the Miami Heat in the 2014 NBA Finals 
2016
Led Zeppelin appear in court over Stairway to Heaven dispute 
2017
London tower block fire kills at least 12 
2017
Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor megafight finalized for Aug. 26 
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