About June 15

June 15, 2020 is the 167th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 199 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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Gemini is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 242 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On June 15

  • 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.
  • 1184
    King Magnus V of Norway is killed at the Battle of Fimreite.
  • 1389
    Battle of Kosovo: The Ottoman Empire defeats Serbs and Bosnians.
  • 1580
    Philip II of Spain declares William the Silent to be an outlaw.
  • 1752
    Benjamin Franklin proves that lightning is electricity (traditional date, the exact date is unknown).
  • 1776
    Delaware Separation Day – Delaware votes to suspend government under the British Crown and separate officially from Pennsylvania.
  • 1808
    Joseph Bonaparte becomes King of Spain.
  • 1836
    Arkansas is admitted as the 25th U.S. state.
  • 1859
    Pig War: Ambiguity in the Oregon Treaty leads to the “Northwestern Boundary Dispute” between United States and British/Canadian settlers.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: The Second Battle of Petersburg begins.
  • 1864
    Arlington National Cemetery is established when 200 acre around Arlington Mansion (formerly owned by Confederate General Robert E. Lee) are officially set aside as a military cemetery by U.S. Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton.
  • 1867
    Atlantic Cable Quartz Lode gold mine located in Montana.
  • 1877
    Henry Ossian Flipper becomes the first African American cadet to graduate from the United States Military Academy.
  • 1888
    Crown Prince Wilhelm becomes Kaiser Wilhelm II; he will be the last Emperor of the German Empire.
  • 1896
    The deadliest tsunami in Japan’s history kills more than 22,000 people.
  • 1916
    U.S. President Woodrow Wilson signs a bill incorporating the Boy Scouts of America, making them the only American youth organization with a federal charter.
  • 1944
    World War II: Battle of Saipan: The United States invade Japanese-occupied Saipan.
  • 1991
    In the Philippines, Mount Pinatubo erupts in the second largest volcanic eruption of the 20th Century. In the end, over 800 people die.
  • 1994
    Israel and Vatican City establish full diplomatic relations.
  • 1996
    The Provisional Irish Republican Army explodes a large bomb in the middle of Manchester, England.

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