About June 15

June 15, 2024 is the 167th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 199 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

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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 228 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On June 15

  • 763 BC
    Assyrians record a solar eclipse that is later used to fix the chronology of Mesopotamian history.
  • 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.
  • 1520
    Pope Leo X threatens to excommunicate Martin Luther in papal bull Exsurge Domine.
  • 1580
    Philip II of Spain declares William the Silent to be an outlaw.
  • 1667
    The first human blood transfusion is administered by Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys.
  • 1804
    New Hampshire approves the Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution, ratifying the document.
  • 1808
    Joseph Bonaparte becomes King of Spain.
  • 1846
    The Oregon Treaty establishes the 49th parallel as the border between the United States and Canada, from the Rocky Mountains to the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
  • 1896
    The deadliest tsunami in Japan’s history kills more than 22,000 people.
  • 1909
    Representatives from England, Australia and South Africa meet at Lord’s and form the Imperial Cricket Conference.
  • 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.
  • 1934
    The U.S. Great Smoky Mountains National Park is founded.
  • 1940
    World War II: Operation Ariel begins – Allied troops start to evacuate France, following Germany’s takeover of Paris and most of the nation.
  • 1945
    The General Dutch Youth League (ANJV) is founded in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • 1954
    UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) is formed in Basel, Switzerland.
  • 1955
    The Eisenhower administration stages the first annual “Operation Alert” (OPAL) exercise, an attempt to assess the USA’s preparations for a nuclear attack.
  • 1978
    King Hussein of Jordan marries American Lisa Halaby, who takes the name Queen Noor.
  • 1991
    In the Philippines, Mount Pinatubo erupts in the second largest volcanic eruption of the 20th Century. In the end, over 800 people die.
  • 1992
    The United States Supreme Court rules in United States v. Álvarez-Machaín that it is permissible for the United States to forcibly extradite suspects in foreign countries and bring them to the USA for trial, without approval from those other countries.
  • 2002
    Near-Earth asteroid 2002 MN misses the Earth by 75000 mi, about one-third of the distance between the Earth and the Moon.

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