On This Day..... June 15

JUNE 15TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL LOBSTER DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL TAKE BACK YOUR LUNCH BREAK DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL FLIP FLOP DAY
  • TODAY IS THE FEAST DAY OF ST. VITUS

BIRTHDAYS:

  • MARIO CUOMO (1932-2015)
  • WAYLON JENNINGS (1937-2002)
  • HARRY NILSSON (1941-1994)
  • JIM VARNEY (1949-2000)
  • XI JINPING (1953, 65)
  • JAMES BELUSHI (1954, 64)
  • WADE BOGGS (1958, 60)
  • HELEN HUNT (1963, 55)
  • COURTNEY COX (1964, 54)
  • ICE CUBE (1969, 49)
  • LEAH REMINI (1970, 48)
  • NEIL PATRICK HARRIS (1973, 45)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1215, KING JOHN SIGN THE MAGNA CARTA
  • IN 1219, DENMARK CREATES THE DANNEBROG, IT’S NATIONAL FLAG. IT IS THE OLDEST NATIONAL FLAG IN THE WORLD
  • IN 1649, MARGARET JONES IS THE FIRST WOMAN PUT ON TRIAL AND EXECUTED FOR WITCHCRAFT IN CHARLESTON, MASSACHUSETTS LEADING TO THE SALEM WITCH TRIALS
  • IN 1667, THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL BLOOD TRANSFUSION PROVIDES BLOOD TO A 15 YEAR OLD BOY FROM A SHEEP
  • IN 1762, AUSTRIA IS THE FIRST NATION TO USE PAPER CURRENCY
  • IN 1775, GEORGE WASHINGTON IS APPOINTED COMMANDER OF THE CONINENTAL ARMY, ONE DAY AFTER IT IS ESTABLISHED BY CONGRESS
  • IN 1777, BETSY ROSS MARRIES SAILOR JOSEPH ASHBURN
  • IN 1804, CONGRESS RATIFIES THE 12TH AMENDMENT WHICH LAYS OUT THE PROCEDURE FOR ELECTING THE PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT
  • IN 1836, ARKANSAS BECOMES THE 25TH STATE
  • IN 1844, CHARLES GOODYEAR PATENTS VULCANIZED RUBBER
  • IN 1846, THE OREGON TREATY IS SIGNED, WHICH SETS THE U.S.-BRITISH (CANADIAN) BORDER AT 49 DEGREES NORTH LATITUDE
  • IN 1849, PRESIDENT JAMES POLK DIES IN NASHVILLE AT 53 JUST AFTER LEAVING OFFICE
  • IN 1863, 1,350 SOLDIERS DIE IN THE SECOND BATTLE OF WINCHESTER, VIRGINIA
  • IN 1864, GENERAL ULYSSES GRANT ATTACKS THE CONFEDERACY IN THE BATTLE OF PETERSBURG
  • IN 1864, CONGRESS PASSES A LAW REQUIRING EQUAL PAY FOR BLACK SOLDIERS
  • IN 1864, ROBERT E. LEE’S HOME IS CONVERTED INTO ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  • IN 1877, HENRY FLIPPER IS THE FIRST BLACK MAN TO GRADUATE FROM WEST POINT. HE IS COURTMARTIALED FIVE YEARS LATER AND PARDON BY BILL CLINTON IN 1999
  • IN 1896, AN EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI OFF THE COAST OF JAPAN KILLS 27,000
  • IN 1902, THE MOST LOPSIDED BASEBALL GAME IN HISTORY FINISHES WITH CORSICANA DEFEATING TEXARKANA 51-3. JUSTIN CLARK OF CORSICANA HITS 8 HOME RUNS
  • IN 1904, 1,031 PEOPLE DIE WHEN THE GENERAL SLOCUM BURNS IN NY’S EAST RIVER
  • IN 1907, RESEARCHERS RELEASE A REPORT THAT IDENTIFIES MARY MALLON AS THE SOURCE OF A TYPHOID OUTBREAK ACROSS NEW YORK CITY
  • IN 1911, IBM IS INCORPORATED AS A “TABULATING AND COMPUTING” COMPANY
  • IN 1916, THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA ARE INCORPORATED
  • IN 1924, J. EDGAR HOOVER ASSUMES LEADERSHIP OF THE FBI
  • IN 1928, 20 YEAR OLD FAY WRAY MARRIES SCREENWRITER JOHN SAUNDERS
  • IN 1940, FRANCE SURRENDERS TO GERMANY IN WORLD WAR II
  • IN 1951, JOE LOUIS WINS HIS LAST KNOCK OUT VICTORY BEFORE RETIRING
  • IN 1955, PRESIDENT EISENHOWER BEGINS ANNUAL “OPERATION ALERTS” TO TEST THE NATION’S ABILITY TO REACT TO A NUCLEAR ATTACK
  • IN 1960, BILLY WILDER RELEASES “THE APARTMENT”
  • IN 1963, “THE SOUND OF MUSIC” CLOSES ON BROADWAY
  • IN 1963, KYU SAKAMOTO HITS #1 WITH “SUKIYAKI”
  • IN 1965, BOB DYLAN RECORDS “LIKE A ROLLING STONE”
  • IN 1967, GOVERNOR RONALD REAGAN SIGNS A BILL MAKING IT EASIER TO GET AN ABORTION IN CALIFORNIA
  • IN 1967, CHARLES BRONSON’S “THE DIRTY DOZEN” IS RELEASED
  • IN 1968, OHIO EXPRESS PEAKS AT #4 WITH “YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY”
  • IN 1969, CBS DEBUTS “HEE HAW”
  • IN 1974, RAY STEVENS HITS #1 WITH “STREAK”
  • IN 1974, JOHN DENVER RELEASES “BACK HOME AGAIN”
  • IN 1976, HOUSTON RECEIVES SO MUCH RAIN THAT THE ASTROS CANCEL A GAME PLAYED UNDER THE ASTRODOME. THE VISITING TEAM AND THE UMPIRE STAFF WERE ALL UNABLE TO MAKE IT TO THE STADIUM TO PLAY
  • IN 1977, SPAIN HOLDS ITS FIRST DEMOCRATIC ELECTION SINCE 1936
  • IN 1982, THE SUPREME COURT RULES THAT ALL CHILDREN, REGARDLESS OF CITIZENSHIP, ARE ENTITLED TO A PUBLIC EDUCATION
  • IN 1985, DIRE STRAITS BEGIN A NINE WEEK STAY AT #1 ON THE ALBUM CHART WITH “BROTHERS IN ARMS”
  • IN 1989, NIRVANA RELEASE THEIR FIRST ALBUM “BLEACH”
  • IN 1990, WARREN BEATTY’S “DICK TRACY” IS RELEASED
  • IN 1991, THE QUEBEC SEPERATIST PARTY FORMS IN CANADA
  • IN 1992, DAN QUAYLE MISSPELLS POTATO DURING A 4TH GRADE SPELLING BEE
  • IN 1994, DISNEY PREMIERIES “THE LION KING”
  • IN 1996, ELLA FITZGERALD DIES AT 78
  • IN 1997, NAOMI CAMPBELL OVERDOSES AND IS SENT TO THE HOSPITAL
  • IN 2000, CANDACE BERGIN MARRIES MARSHALL ROSE
  • IN 2002, CHARLIE SHEEN MARRIES DENISE RICHARDS
  • IN 2005, CHRISTOPHER NOLAN’S “BATMAN BEGINS” OPENS
  • IN 2005, COLDPLAY DEBUT AT #1 WITH THEIR ALBUM “X & Y”
  • IN 2007, BOB BARKER MAKES HIS FINAL APPEARANCE ON “THE PRICE IS RIGHT”
  • IN 2010, HARRISON FORD MARRIES CALISTA FLOCKHART
  • IN 2014, CASEY KASEM DIES AT 82
  • IN 2015, DONALD TRUMP & JEB BUSH ANNOUNCE THEY’RE RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT
  • IN 2017, COMEDIAN REBEL WILSON WINS A $4.5 MILLION DEFAMATION SUIT AGAINST AUSTRALIAN TABLOIDS FOR CALLING HER A SERIAL LIAR

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