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June 15 Birthdays

Edvard Grieg
Pronunciation: [ed´vär hä´gurOOp grEg]
1843–1907, Norwegian composer.

Edward the Black Prince
prince (1330)

Mario Cuomo
politician (1932)

Waylon Jennings
singer (1937)

Helen Hunt
actress (1963)

June 15 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.

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