Tuesday, 15 June 2010

June 15 - Summary

June 15th Summary:

June 15 - Events

June 15th Details:
June 15th Events:
763 BC – Recording of a solar eclipse by the Assyrians - this is later used to fix the chronology of Mesopotamian history.
923 – Battle of Soissons - Supporters of Duke Rudolph of Burgundy kill King Robert I of France, & arrest King Charles the Simple.
1184 – King Magnus V of Norway is killed at the Battle of Fimreite.
1215 – Seal is placed on the Magna Carta by King John of England.
1246 – End of the Babenberg dynasty ends in Austria following the death of Duke Frederick II.
1389 – Battle of Kosovo - Ottoman Empire defeats Serbs & Bosnians.
1520 – Pope Leo X threatens to excommunicate Martin Luther in papal bull Exsurge Domine.
1580 – William the Silent is declared to be an outlaw by Philip II of Spain.
1667 – Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys administers the first human blood transfusion.
1752 – Benjamin Franklin proves that lightning is electricity.
1775 – George Washington is appointed commander-in-chief of the Continental Army (American Revolutionary War).
1776 – Delaware Separation Day – On this day Delaware votes to suspend government under the British Crown & separate officially from Pennsylvania.
1785 – Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier, co-pilot of the first-ever manned flight (1783), & his companion, Pierre Romain, die when their hot air balloon explodes during their attempt to cross the English Channel.
1804 – New Hampshire approves the Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution, ratifying the document.
1808 – Joseph Bonaparte becomes King of Spain.
1836 – Arkansas is admitted as the 25th U.S. state.
1844 – Charles Goodyear receives a patent for vulcanization of rubber.
1846 – The Oregon Treaty - this establishes the 49th parallel as the border between the United States & Canada.
1859 – Ambiguity in the Oregon Treaty leads to the "Northwestern Boundary Dispute".
1864 – The Siege of Petersburg begins (American Civil War).
1864 – Arlington National Cemetery is established when 200 acres around Arlington Mansion (former property of Confederate General Robert E. Lee) are officially set aside as a military cemetery.
1867 – Atlantic Cable Quartz Lode gold mine located in Montana.
1888 – Crown Prince Wilhelm becomes Kaiser Wilhelm II, the last Emperor of the German Empire.
1896 – Massive tsunami in Japan kills more than 22,000 people.
1905 – Princess Margaret of Connaught marries Gustaf, Crown Prince of Sweden.
1909 – Imperial Cricket Conference - Representatives from England, Australia & South Africa meet at Lord's.
1911 – Tabulating Computing Recording Corporation (IBM) is incorporated.
1913 – Battle of Bud Bagsak in the Philippines ends.
1916 – U.S. President Woodrow Wilson signs a bill incorporating the Boy Scouts of America.
1919 – First nonstop transatlantic flight by John Alcock & Arthur Brown is completed when they reach Clifden, County Galway, Ireland.
1920 – Duluth lynchings in Minnesota.
1920 – New border treaty between Germany & Denmark gives northern Schleswig to Denmark.
1934 – Great Smoky Mountains National Park, in the U.S., is founded.
1944 – Battle of Saipan - The United States invade Saipan (World War II).
1945 – General Dutch Youth League (ANJV) is founded in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
1954 – UEFA (Union des Associations Européennes de Football) is formed in Basel, Switzerland.
1978 – King Hussein of Jordan marries American Lisa Halaby & she takes the name Queen Noor.
1985 – Rembrandt's painting Danaë is attacked by a an insane man..
1994 – Israel & Vatican City establish full diplomatic relations.
1996 – The Provisional Irish Republican Army explodes a large bomb in the middle of Manchester, England.
2002 – Near-Earth asteroid 2002 MN misses the Earth by 75,000 miles (121,000 km), about one-third of the distance between the Earth & the Moon.

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June 15 - Deaths

June 15th Details:
June 15th Deaths:
923 – Robert I of France (b. 866)
991 – Empress Theophanu (b. 960)
1073 – Emperor Go-Sanjō of Japan (b. 1034)
1246 – Duke Frederick II of Austria (b. 1219)
1341 – Andronikos III Palaiologos - Byzantine Emperor (b. 1297)
1381 – John Cavendish - Lord Chief Justice of England
1381 – Wat Tyler - English rebel (b. 1341)
1383 – John VI Cantacuzenus - Byzantine Emperor
1389 – Murad I - Ottoman Sultan (b. 1326)
1389 – Prince Lazar - Serbian Orthodox saint (b. 1329)
1467 – Philip III - Duke of Burgundy (b. 1396)
1521 – Tamás Bakócz. Hungarian Catholic cardinal & statesman (b. 1442)
1614 – Henry Howard - 1st Earl of Northampton, English politician (b. 1540)
1679 – Guillaume Courtois - French painter (b. 1628)
1724 – Henry Sacheverell - English churchman & politician (b. 1674)
1750 – Marguerite De Launay - Baronne Staal, French writer (b. 1684)
1768 – James Short - Scottish mathematician & optician (b. 1710)
1772 – Louis-Claude Daquin - French composer (b. 1694)
1844 – Thomas Campbell - Scottish poet (b. 1777)
1849 – James Knox Polk - 11th President of the United States (b. 1795)
1858 – Ary Scheffer - Dutch-French painter (b. 1795)
1888 – Emperor Friedrich III of Germany (b. 1831)
1889 – Mihai Eminescu - Romanian poet (b. 1850)
1890 – Unryū Kyūkichi - Japanese sumo wrestler, the 10th Yokozuna (b. 1822)
1917 – Kristian Birkeland - Norwegian physicist (b. 1867)
1934 – Alfred Bruneau - French composer (b. 1857)
1941 – Evelyn Underhill - British writer (b. 1875)
1941 – Otfrid Foerster - German neurologist (b. 1873)
1961 – Giulio Cabianca - Italian racing driver (b. 1923)
1962 – Alfred Cortot - Franco-Swiss pianist (b. 1877)
1965 – E. A. Speiser - American Bible scholar (b. 1902)
1965 – Steve Cochran - American actor (b. 1917)
1968 – Sam Crawford - baseball player (b. 1880)
1968 – Wes Montgomery - American jazz guitarist (b. 1925)
1971 – Wendell Meredith Stanley - American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
1976 – Jimmy Dykes - baseball player & manager (b. 1896)
1983 – Srirangam Srinivasarao - also known as Sri Sri, Telugu poet (b. 1910)
1984 – Meredith Willson - American composer (b. 1902)
1985 – Andy Stanfield - American athlete (b. 1927)
1985 – Robert Stethem - U.S. Navy Seabee diver murdered by terrorists on TWA Flight 847 (b. 1961)
1989 – Victor French - American actor (b. 1934)
1989 – Maurice Bellemare - Canadian politician (b. 1912)
1991 – Arthur Lewis - British economist, Nobel laureate (b. 1915)
1991 – Happy Chandler - American politician & Commissioner of Baseball (b. 1898)
1993 – John Connally - American politician (b. 1917)
1993 – James Hunt - English racing driver & 1976 F1 world champion (b. 1947)
1994 – Manos Hadjidakis - Greek composer (b. 1925)
1995 – John Vincent Atanasoff - American computer pioneer (b. 1903)
1996 – Ella Fitzgerald - American singer (b. 1917)
1996 – Dick Murdoch - professional wrestler (b. 1946)
2000 – Jules Roy - French writer (b. 1907)
2001 – Henri Alekan - French cinematographer (b. 1909)
2002 – Choi Hong Hi - founder of Taekwon-Do (b. 1918)
2003 – Hume Cronyn - Canadian actor (b. 1911)
2005 – Suzanne Flon - French actress (b. 1918)
2006 – Raymond Devos - French humourist (b. 1922)
2006 – Herb Pearson - New Zealand cricketer (b. 1910)
2007 – Claudia Cohen - American gossip columnist & socialite (b. 1950)
2007 – Sherri Martel - American professional wrestler & valet (b. 1958)
2008 – Stan Winston - American special effects & makeup artist, & film director (b. 1946)

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June 15 - Births

June 15th Details:
June 15th Births:
1330 – Edward the Black Prince - Prince of Wales (d. 1376)
1519 – Henry FitzRoy - 1st Duke of Richmond & Somerset, illegitimate son of King Henry VIII of England (d. 1536)
1594 – Nicolas Poussin - French painter (d. 1665)
1623 – Cornelis de Witt - Dutch politician (d. 1672)
1624 – Hiob Ludolf - German orientalist (d. 1704)
1640 – Bernard Lamy - French mathematician (d. 1715)
1755 – Antoine François - comte de Fourcroy, French chemist (d. 1809)
1765 – Johann Gottlieb Friedrich von Bohnenberger - German mathematician (d. 1831)
1767 – Rachel Donelson Jackson - First Lady of the United States (d. 1828)
1777 – David Daniel Davis - British politician (d. 1841)
1789 – Josiah Henson - American slave & settlement founder (d. 1883)
1801 – Benjamin Raymond - Mayor of Chicago (d. 1883)
1805 – William Butler Ogden - first Mayor of Chicago (d. 1877)
1809 – François-Xavier Garneau - French-Canadian poet & historian (d. 1866)
1843 – Edvard Grieg - Norwegian composer (d. 1907)
1848 – Parumala Thirumeni -Gheevarghese Mor Gregorios (d. 1902)
1875 – Herman Smith-Johannsen - cross-country skier (d. 1987)
1882 – Ion Antonescu - Prime Minister of Romania (d. 1946)
1884 – Harry Langdon - American actor (d. 1944)
1888 – Ramón López Velarde - Mexican poet (d. 1921)
1894 – Nikolai Chebotaryov - Ukrainian mathematician (d. 1947)
1894 – Robert Russell Bennett - American composer & arranger (d. 1981)
1900 – Gotthard Günther - German philosopher (d. 1984)
1900 – Otto Luening - German-American composer (d. 1996)
1902 – Erik Erikson - psychoanalyst (d. 1994)
1906 – Léon Degrelle - Belgian SS officer (d. 1994)
1908 – Sam Giancana - American mafioso (d. 1975)
1910 – David Rose - American songwriter, composer & orchestra leader (d. 1990)
1911 – W.V. Awdry - British children's writer (d. 1997)
1914 – Yuri Andropov - Soviet politician (d. 1984)
1914 – Saul Steinberg - Romanian/American cartoonist (d. 1999)
1914 – Hilda Terry - American Cartoonist (d. 2006)
1915 – Thomas Huckle Weller - American virologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 2008)
1916 – Herbert Simon - American economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2001)
1916 – Olga Erteszek - American undergarment designer & lingerie company owner (d. 1989)
1917 – John Bennett Fenn - American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
1917 – Lash La Rue - American actor (d. 1996)
1917 – Michalis Genitsaris - Greek singer & composer (d. 2005)
1920 – Alberto Sordi - Italian actor & director (d. 2003)
1920 – Alla Kazanskaya - Russian stage & film actress (d. 2008)
1921 – Erroll Garner - American musician (d. 1977)
1922 – John Veale - English composer (d. 2006)
1924 – Ezer Weizman - Israeli politician (d. 2005)
1926 – Mac McGarry - American quiz show host
1926 – Shigeru Kayano - Japanese Ainu activist (d. 2006)
1927 – Ibn-e-Insha - Pakistani humourist & Urdu poet (d. 1978)
1927 – Hugo Pratt - Italian comic book creator (d. 1995)
1930 – Marcel Pronovost - Canadian professional ice hockey player
1932 – Mario Cuomo - American politician
1933 – Sergio Endrigo - Italian singer (d. 2005)
1933 – Mark Jones - English footballer (d. 1958)
1934 – Jerry Buss - American basketball team owner
1934 – Mikel Laboa - Basque singer & songwriter. (d. 2008)
1936 – Claude Brasseur - French actor
1936 – William Joseph Levada - American Catholic prelate
1937 – Waylon Jennings - American singer (d. 2002)
1938 – Billy Williams - baseball player
1939 – Ward Connerly - American political figure
1939 – Brian Jacques - British author
1941 – Harry Nilsson - American singer & composer (d. 1994)
1942 – John E. McLaughlin - former Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
1943 – Xaviera Hollander - Dutch author
1943 – Poul Nyrup Rasmussen - former Prime Minister of Denmark
1943 – Johnny Hallyday - French singer & actor
1943 – Muff Winwood - British songwriter & bassist (Spencer Davis Group)
1943 – Lee Shallat-Chemel - American television director
1944 – Robert Keppel - American criminologist
1945 – Miriam Defensor-Santiago - Philippine senator
1945 – Nicola Pagett - British actress
1945 – Lawrence Wilkerson - American retired military officer
1946 – Noddy Holder - British singer (Slade)
1947 – John Hoagland - American photographer
1947 – Lee Purcell - American actress
1948 – Mike Holmgren - American football coach
1949 – Dusty Baker - baseball player & manager
1949 – Simon Callow - British actor
1949 – Russell Hitchcock - Australian singer (Air Supply)
1949 – Jim Varney - American actor (d. 2000)
1950 – Lakshmi Mittal - Indian industrialist
1951 – Steve Walsh - American singer (Kansas)
1951 – Vance A. Larson - American artist
1953 – Rita Lee - American model & Playboy Playmate
1954 – James Belushi - American actor
1954 – Paul Rusesabagina - Rwandan hotel manager
1954 – Beverley Whitfield - Australian swimmer (d. 1996)
1955 – Julie Hagerty - American actress
1955 – David Kennedy - Kennedy family member (d. 1984)
1956 – Ava Cadell - American actress
1956 – Robin Curtis - American actress
1956 – Polly Draper - American actress
1957 – Seppo Pääkkönen - Finnish actor
1958 – Wade Boggs - American baseball player
1958 – Riccardo Paletti - Italian racing driver (d. 1982)
1959 – Eileen Davidson - American actress
1959 – Alan Brazil - British footballer
1960 – Michèle Laroque - French actress
1960 – Marieke van Doorn - Dutch field hockey player
1961 – Kai Eckhardt - German musician (Garaj Mahal)
1961 – Dave McAuley - Northern Irish boxer
1961 – Yoshimi Iwasaki - Japanese singer/actress
1961 – Scott Norton - American professional wrestler
1962 – Thomas Mikal Ford - American actor
1962 – Andrea Rost - Hungarian soprano
1963 – Mario Gosselin - Quebec ice hockey player
1963 – Helen Hunt - American actress
1963 – Blanca Portillo - Spanish actress
1963 – Nigel Walker - Welsh athlete & rugby union player
1964 – Courteney Cox - American actress
1964 – Gavin Greenaway - British composer
1964 – Michael Laudrup - Danish footballer
1965 – Annelies Bredael - Belgian rower
1965 – Adam Smith - American politician
1966 – Tory Burch - American fashion designer
1966 – Idalis DeLeon - American actress/singer
1967 – Yūji Ueda - Japanese voice actor
1968 – Oh Dal-su - South Korean actor
1968 – Karoly Guttler - Hungarian swimmer
1969 – Ice Cube - American rapper & actor
1969 – Oliver Kahn - German footballer
1969 – Cédric Pioline - French tennis player
1969 – Maurice Odumbe - Kenyan cricketer
1970 – Leah Remini - American actress
1970 – Gaëlle Méchaly - French soprano
1970 – Christian Bauman - American novelist & essayist
1971 – Edwin Brienen - Dutch director
1971 – Jake Busey - American actor
1971 – Bif Naked - Canadian musician
1971 – Nathan Astle - New Zealand cricketer
1972 – Justin Leonard - American golfer
1972 – Andy Pettitte - American baseball player
1972 – Marcus Hahnemann - American soccer player
1972 – Hank Von Helvete - Turbonegro Frontman
1972 – Chloe Dao - American designer & winner of Project Runway (season 2)
1973 – Neil Patrick Harris - American actor
1973 – Tore André Flo - Norwegian footballer
1973 – Pia Miranda - Australian actress
1973 – Greg Vaughan - American actor
1975 – Elizabeth Reaser - American actress
1975 – Rachel Wacholder - American beach volleyballer
1976 – Gary Lightbody - Northern Irish musician (Snow Patrol)
1977 – Michael Doleac - American basketball player
1977 – Nina Liu - Australian actress
1978 – Wilfred Bouma - Dutch footballer
1978 – Zach Day - American baseball player
1979 – Danielle Lineker - Welsh lingerie model
1979 – Yulia Nestsiarenka - Belarusian athlete
1979 – Julia Schultz - American model
1979 – Charles Zwolsman Jr. - Dutch racing driver
1980 – Mary Carey - American pornographic actress
1980 – Christopher Castile - American actor
1980 – Almudena Cid Tostado - Spanish gymnast
1980 – Cara Zavaleta - American model
1981 – John Paintsil - Ghanaian footballer
1981 – Jeremy Reed - American baseball player
1981 – Jordi Vilasuso - American actor
1981 – Daniel Vosovic - American fashion designer
1982 – Abdur Razzak - Bangladeshi cricketer
1982 – Haley Scarnato - American singer
1982 – Katie Chapman - English footballer
1982 – Mike Delany - New Zealand Rugby Player
1983 – Derek Anderson - American football player
1983 – Julia Fischer - German violinist
1983 – Laura Imbruglia - Australian musician
1984 – Luke Hodge - Australian AFL player
1984 – Tim Lincecum - American baseball player
1984 – Mauro Rizzo - Italian footballer
1985 – Nadine Coyle - Northern Irish singer (Girls Aloud)
1987 – Colin Robinson - American photographer
1988 – Miku Ishida - Japanese teen idol
1990 – Denzel Whitaker - American actor
1990 – Miwa - Japanese singer-songwriter

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