June 15 Events in History - June 15 Birthdays - June 15 Deaths



2014 The San Antonio Spurs beats the Miami Heat, depriving the Heat of a three-time consecutive NBA title win; the final score was 104 - 87
2014 Incumbent Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos is re-elected; the leader plans to continue peace talks with rebels in an effort to bring ongoing violence in the country to an end
2013 An estimated 40-50,000 residents, about 30-35% of all residents of Piedras Negras, Mexico, where devastated by flooding June 14 and 15
2013 Former President George W. Bush's airplane, a Gulfstream IV, on its way to Dallas' Love Field , was diverted safely to Louisville International AIrport when the pilot smelled smoke
2012 In Bulgaria, remains believed to be John the Baptist, are scientifically dated to be from the first century AD
2012 President Barack Obama states that the U.S. will stop deporting some illegal immigrants
2011 In Greece, Police fire tear gas on protesters angry over cuts their government made in co-operation with the European Union and the International Monetary Fund
2011 The coalition government announces plans to privatize Northern Rock, a British public-owned bank
2010 The inquiry into Bloody Sunday in Northern Ireland, 1972, determined British paratroopers first the first shot without warning, and concocted lies to cover up their acts
2004 NBA Finals, Detroit Pistons beat Los Angeles Lakers 4 games to 1
2003 NBA Finals, San Antonio Spurs beat New Jersey Nets 4 games to 2
1998 32nd TNN Music City News Country Awards
1997 "Little Foxes," closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater New York City after 56 performances
1997 97th U.S. Golf Open: Ernie Els shoots a 276 Congressional CC Bethesda Md
1997 British model Naomi Campbell, hospitalized on drug overdose
1997 Danielle Ammaccapane wins Edina Realty LPGA Classic
1997 Du Mauier Senior Golf Champions
1995 "Chronicles of a Death Foretold" opens at Plymouth New York City for 55 performances
1995 Mark Ilott takes 9-19 incl all lbw hat-trick, Essex vs. Northants
1995 Northants all out 46 vs. Essex and wins game next day
1994 Disney's "Lion King," opens in theaters with $42 million
1994 New York Giants cut quarterback Phil Simms
1994 Ruth Bader Ginsburg, sworn in as Supreme Court Justice
1992 1st Berlin Air Show in 60 years
1992 Director Frank Perry (Mommie Dearest) marries Virginia Bush Ford
1992 During spelling bee, Quayle misspells potato, as potatoe
1992 Erie Sailors (Florida Marlin farm team) 1st game beat Jamestown 6-5 in 13
1992 Ghana Airways inaugurates flights to JFK Airport, New York City
1992 Jeff Reardon breaks Rollie Fingers' save record with #342
1991 Carolyn Tanny and Bob Trischel wed
1991 Philippines volcano Mount Pinatubo erupts
1990 "Dick Tracy" with Warren Beatty and Madonna premieres
1989 Baltimore Orioles pull their 9th triple play, vs. Yankees
1988 NASA launches space vehicle S-213
1988 Turkish premier zal meets Greek premier Papandreou in Athens
1987 Bettino Craxi's Socialist Party wins election in Italy
1987 Michael Spinks TKOs Gerry Cooney in 5 for heavyweight boxing title
1986 86th U.S. Golf Open: Ray Floyd shoots a 279 at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club New York
1986 Juli Inkster wins LPGA Lady Keystone Golf Open
1986 Pravda announces high-level Chernobyl staff fired for stupidity
1986 Raymond Floyd wins U.S. Open golf tournament
1985 "Pryor's Place," children show last airs on CBS-TV
1985 En route to Halley's Comet, U.S.S.R.'s Vega 2 drops lander on Venus
1985 Pinklon Thomas KOs Mike Weaver in 8 for heavyweight boxing title
1985 Russian space probe Vega 2 lands on Venus
1984 "Thicke Of The Night," TV Talk Show last airs in syndication
1984 Thomas Hearns KOs Roberto Duran
1984 Vitesse soccer team forms in Arnhem
1983 Cards trade Keith Hernandez to Mets for Neil Allen and Rick Ownbey
1983 Supreme Court struck down state and local restrictions on abortion
1982 Riots in Argentina after Falklands/Malvinas defeat
1982 Supreme Court rules all children, regardless of citizenship, are entitled to a public education
1980 "Fearless Frank" opens at Princess Theater New York City for 12 performances
1980 80th U.S. Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 272 at Baltusrol Golf Club New Jersey
1980 Dale Lundquis wins LPGA Boston Five Golf Classic
1980 Jorge Orta of Cleveland gets 6 hits in a baseball game
1979 1st space shuttle SRB qualification test firing; 122 seconds
1978 Italy's President Leone resigns due to Lockheed affair
1978 Jordan's King Hussein marries Elizabeth Halaby, 26-yr-old American
1978 Soyuz 29 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6; they stay 139 days
1977 New York Mets trade Tom Seaver to Reds for Pat Zachry
1977 Spain's 1st free elections since 1936 (41 years)
1977 Wim Polak becomes mayor of Amsterdam
1976 Yankees trade May, Martinez, Pagan, MacGregor and Demsey to Baltimore for Holtzman, Alexander, Grant Jackson, Elrod Henrick and Jim Freeman
1976 Rain out! Astrodome cancels game heavy rains make it difficult for visiting team and umpires to get through flooded streets to the stadium
1975 45th French Mens Tennis: Bjorn Borg beats Guillermo Vilas (62 63 64)
1975 Carol Mann wins Lawson's LPGA Golf Classic
1974 "Streak" by Ray Stevens hit #1 on U.K. pop chart
1973 "American Graffiti" opens in New York City
1972 Rock fall inside Vierzy Tunnel (France) causes 2 train crash; 107 die
1972 West German police arrested RAF leader Ulrike Meinhof
1971 Vernon E Jordan, Jr., appointed executive director of National Urban League
1970 16th LPGA Championship won by Shirley Englehorn
1969 "Hee Haw" with Roy Clark and Buck Owens premieres on CBS TV
1969 69th U.S. Golf Open: Orville Moody shoots a 281 at Champs Golf Club in Houston, Texas
1969 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic
1969 Mets help their power needs by adding 1st baseman Donn Clendenon
1968 "How Now, Dow Jones" closes at Lunt Fontanne New York City after 220 performances
1968 "I Do! I Do!" closes at 46th St. Theater New York City after 561 performances
1968 "New Faces of 1965" closes at Booth Theater New York City after 52 performances
1968 15th Curtis Cup: U.S., 10 -7
1968 John Lennon and Yoko Ono plant an acorn at Conventry Cathedral
1968 Yummy Yummy Yummy by Ohio Express hits #4
1965 Bob Dylan records "Like a Rolling Stone"
1965 Denny McLain in relief strikesout 1st 7 batters faced and record 14 in 6 2/3 innings, Bill Freehan ties catcher record of 19 putouts
1965 South Africa begins economic boycott of Dutch products
1964 Last French troops leave Algeria
1963 "Sound of Music" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater New York City after 1443 performances
1963 Buddy Nobles runs world record marathon (2:14:28)
1963 Israeli premier David Ben-Gurion resigns
1963 San Francisco Giants Juan Marichal no-hits Houston Colt .45s, 1-0
1962 Phillies score 10 runs in an inning against Reds en route to 13-8 win
1962 South Africa passes a bill setting death penalty for many crimes
1962 WWUP TV channel 10 in Sault Ste Marie, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting
1961 Expansion Washington Senators are 30-30, latest date an expansion team will be at .500, Washington will lose their next 10 games
1960 Angel Cordero wins his 1st of over 7000 horse races
1960 Argentina complains to United Nations about Israeli illicit transfer of Eichmann
1958 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Triangle Round Robin Golf Tournament
1957 "Ziegfeld Follies of 1957" closes at Winter Garden New York City after 123 perf
1957 42.01 cm (16.54") of rainfall, East St. Louis, Illinois (state record)
1957 57th U.S. Golf Open: Dick Mayer shoots a 282 at Inverness Club in Toledo
1957 89th Belmont: Bill Shoemaker aboard Gallant Man wins in 2:26.6
1957 Yankees trade Billy Martin and Ralph Terry for Ryne Duran
1955 Australia score 8-758 vs. West Indies at Kingston, their best ever
1954 Great Britain's 2 biggest steel factory nationalized
1953 Browns end Yankees win streak at 18 and Browns 14-game losing streak
1953 Johnny Mize is 93rd player to get 2,000 hits
1953 New York City Transit Authority forms
1953 WLFI TV channel 18 in Lafayette, IN (CBS) begins broadcasting
1951 Joe Louis scored his last knock out victory
1949 Phils Eddie Waitkus, shot by Ruth Steinhagen, 19, at Eddgewater Hotel
1948 1st night game at Briggs Stadium: Detroit Tigers beat Philadelphia A's
1948 Bradman is out for a duck, but Australia win Test Cricket anyway
1948 WPIX TV channel 11 in New York City, New York (IND) begins broadcasting
1948 WTNH TV channel 8 in New Haven, CT (ABC) begins broadcasting
1947 1st night game at Detroit Briggs Stadium (Tigers 4, Athletics 1)
1947 47th U.S. Golf Open: Lew Worsham shoots a 282 at St. Louis CC in MO
1945 ANJV established in Concert building, Amsterdam
1945 Dutch political party ANJV forms
1944 U.S. forces begin invasion of Saipan in Pacific
1943 Congress of racial Equality (CORE) forms
1940 38 Italians Fiat bombers bomb Luc-and-Province
1940 Bread and flour rationed in Holland
1940 France surrenders to Hitler, German troops occupy Paris
1940 Soviet Army occupies Lithuania
1938 1st night game at Brooklyn Ebbets Field (Reds 6, Dodgers 0) as Cincinnati Red Johnny Vander Meer hurls unprecedented 2nd consecutive no-hitter
1934 Great Smokey Mountains National Park dedicated
1931 Eddie Collins and Harry Heilmann, retire from baseball
1931 Poland and U.S.S.R. sign friendship and trade treaty
1929 1st time New York curb stock exchange transacts more business than New York Exch
1928 Ty Cobb, 41, steals home for 50th and final time
1926 7th French government of Briand falls
1925 Philadelphia A's go into bottom of 8th inning trailing 15-4, then score 13 times to defeat Cleveland 17-15
1924 1st transmission of radio Bloemendaal
1924 Ford Motor Company manufactures its 10 millionth Model T automobile
1924 J. Edgar Hoover assumed leadership of the FBI
1924 Native Americans are proclaimed U.S. citizens
1923 Belgium's Theunis government falls because of mine, post and railroad strike
1921 Bessie Coleman reaches France as U.S. 1st black pilot
1920 De Zweef soccer team forms in Nijverdal
1919 1st nonstop Atlantic flight, Alcock and Brown, lands in Ireland
1918 1" of snow falls in Northern Pennsylvania
1916 Boys Scouts of America receives congressional charter
1915 U.S. government mints 1st $50 gold pieces, for Panama Pacific Expo
1912 26th U.S. Womens Tennis: Mary K Browne beats Eleonora Sears (64 62)
1908 World congress for Woman's rights opens in Amsterdam
1907 44 nations meet in 2nd Hague Peace Conference
1904 Side-wheeler "General Slocum" burns in New York's East River (1,031 die)
1902 Canada's Maritime Provinces switch from Eastern to Atlantic time
1902 Minor League's most lopsided baseball game: Corsicana 51; Texarkana 3 Justin Clark of Corsicana, Texas minors hits 8 home runs in 1 game
1901 7th U.S. Golf Open: Willie Anderson shoots a 331 at Myopia Hunt Club, Massachusetts
1898 U.S. House of Representatives accept annexation of Hawaii
1898 U.S. Marines attack Spanish off Guantanamo, Cuba
1897 Liberals/social-democrats win Dutch 2nd Parliamentary election
1896 Tsunami strikes Shinto festival on beach at Sanriku Japan 27,000 are killed, 9,000 injured, with 13,000 houses destroyed
1894 Phillies beat Cincinnati Reds, 21-8
1888 Wilhelm II becomes emperor of Germany
1887 Carlisle D. Graham survives 2nd ride in Niagara waterfall in barrel
1887 New York Giants beat Philadelphia Phillies 29-1
1887 Stanley's expedition reaches Yambuya waterfalls Congo
1878 1st attempt at motion pictures (used 12 cameras, each taking 1 picture) done to see if all 4 of a horse's hooves leave the ground
1877 Henry O. Flipper becomes 1st black graduate at West Point
1876 Sara Spencer (R) is 1st woman to address a U.S. presidential convention
1876 Tsunami's after earthquake floods NE coast of Japan, kills 28,000
1871 Phoebe Couzins is 1st woman graduate of a U.S. collegiate law school
1869 Celluloid patented by John Wesley Hyatt, Albany, New York
1869 Mike McCoole (U.S.) defeats Tom Allen (England) in bare-knuckle bout
1866 Prussia attacks Austria
1864 Skirmish at Gilgal Church, Georgia
1864 Battle for Petersburg begins as General Grant assaults Confederate line
1864 Captain Mendell begins building 640m long ponton bridge over James River, Virginia
1864 Congress passes legislation equalizing pay for Black soldiers
1864 Robert E. Lee's home area, Arlington, Virginia, becomes a military cemetery
1863 2nd battle at Winchester Va, ends in Federal defeat; 1350 casualities
1862 General JEB Stuart completes his "ride around McClellan"
1861 Johnston evacuates Harpers Ferry
1860 1st White settlement in Idaho, Franklin
1857 San Francisco Water Works organized
1851 Jacob Fussell, Baltimore dairyman, sets up 1st ice-cream factory
1846 Oregon Treaty signed, setting US-British boundary at 49 degrees N
1844 Goodyear patents vulcanization of rubber
1836 Arkansas becomes 25th state
1834 Rioters in Safed Palestine kills many Jews
1808 Jozef Napoleon becomes king of Spain
1804 12th amendment ratified; deals with manner of choosing president
1802 Toussaint L'Ouverture leaves Haiti, prisoner on French ship Heros
1785 2 French balloonists die in world's 1st fatal aviation accident
1779 General Anthony Wayne captures Stony Point, Bronx
1775 George Washington appointed commander-in-chief of American Army
1762 Austria uses 1st paper currency
1752 Ben Franklin's performs his kite-flying experiment
1741 Captain Bering leaves Petropavlovsk, sailing to America
1664 New Jersey established
1643 Able Tasmania returns to Batavia after discovering Tasmania
1626 King Charles I disbands English parliament
1567 Battle at Carberry Scot: Protestant troops beat Earl Bothwells army
1567 Genoa Italy expels Jews
1389 Battle of Kossovo; Turks defeat Serbs, Bosnians
1246 Battle at Leitha: Hungary-Austrian
1219 King Valdemar brought victory for Denmark
1215 King John signs Magna Carta at Runnymede, England
1094 Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar [El Cid] occupies Valencia on the Moren











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