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On This Day: June 15th

This is 166th day of the year and 199 days remain in the year.

in history
1215

King John sealed the Magna Carta.

1775
George Washington was appointed head of the Continental Army by the Second Continental Congress.
1836
Arkansas became the 25th state in the United States.
1844
Charles Goodyear was granted a patent for rubber vulcanization.
1849
James Polk, the 11th president of the United States, died in Nashville, Tennessee.
1923
Lou Gehrig made his New York Yankee debut as a pinch runner.
1992
Vice President Dan Quayle's "potatoe" spelling incident.
1996
Ella Fitzgerald, the ''first lady of song,'' died in Beverly Hills, California.
2002
Rolling Stone Mick Jagger was knighted by Queen Elizabeth.
June 15 BirthdaysEdvard GriegPronunciation: [ed´vär hä´gurOOp grEg]
1843–1907, Norwegian composer.
Edward the Black Princeprince
Waylon Jenningssinger
Helen Huntactress
Mario Cuomopolitician



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