About June 15

June 15, 2022 is the 166th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 199 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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

What Happened On June 15

  • 1215
    King John of England puts his seal to the Magna Carta.
  • 1246
    With the death of Duke Frederick II, the Babenberg dynasty ends in Austria.
  • 1520
    Pope Leo X threatens to excommunicate Martin Luther in papal bull Exsurge Domine.
  • 1752
    Benjamin Franklin proves that lightning is electricity (traditional date, the exact date is unknown).
  • 1836
    Arkansas is admitted as the 25th U.S. state.
  • 1844
    Charles Goodyear receives a patent for vulcanization, a process to strengthen rubber.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: The Second Battle of Petersburg begins.
  • 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.
  • 1904
    A fire aboard the steamboat SS General Slocum in New York City’s East River kills 1,000.
  • 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.
  • 1919
    John Alcock and Arthur Brown complete the first nonstop transatlantic flight when they reach Clifden, County Galway, Ireland.
  • 1920
    Duluth lynchings in Minnesota.
  • 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.
  • 1944
    In the Saskatchewan general election, the CCF, led by Tommy Douglas, is elected and forms the first socialist government in North America.
  • 1944
    World War II: Battle of Saipan: The United States invade Japanese-occupied Saipan.
  • 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.
  • 1996
    The Provisional Irish Republican Army explodes a large bomb in the middle of Manchester, England.

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