About June 15

June 15, 2021 is the 166th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 199 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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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 231 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.
  • 1184
    King Magnus V of Norway is killed at the Battle of Fimreite.
  • 1389
    Battle of Kosovo: The Ottoman Empire defeats Serbs and Bosnians.
  • 1520
    Pope Leo X threatens to excommunicate Martin Luther in papal bull Exsurge Domine.
  • 1776
    Delaware Separation Day – Delaware votes to suspend government under the British Crown and separate officially from Pennsylvania.
  • 1844
    Charles Goodyear receives a patent for vulcanization, a process to strengthen rubber.
  • 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.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: The Second Battle of Petersburg begins.
  • 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.
  • 1919
    John Alcock and Arthur Brown complete the first nonstop transatlantic flight when they reach Clifden, County Galway, Ireland.
  • 1920
    A new border treaty between Germany and Denmark gives northern Schleswig to Denmark.
  • 1944
    In the Saskatchewan general election, the CCF, led by Tommy Douglas, is elected and forms the first socialist government in North America.
  • 1954
    UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) is formed in Basel, Switzerland.
  • 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.
  • 1994
    Israel and Vatican City establish full diplomatic relations.

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