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.
  • 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.
  • 1836
    Arkansas is admitted as the 25th U.S. state.
  • 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.
  • 1859
    Pig War: Ambiguity in the Oregon Treaty leads to the “Northwestern Boundary Dispute” between United States and British/Canadian settlers.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1920
    Duluth lynchings in Minnesota.
  • 1937
    A German expedition led by Karl Wien loses sixteen members in an avalanche on Nanga Parbat. It is the worst single disaster to occur on an 8000m peak.
  • 1940
    World War II: Operation Ariel begins – Allied troops start to evacuate France, following Germany’s takeover of Paris and most of the nation.
  • 1944
    World War II: Battle of Saipan: The United States invade Japanese-occupied Saipan.
  • 1954
    UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) is formed in Basel, Switzerland.
  • 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.
  • 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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