The following events took place on June 15. The list is arranged in chronological order.
Found 62 events. Showing 1 - 20.
- 763 BCAssyrians record a solar eclipse that is later used to fix the chronology of Mesopotamian history.
- 923Battle of Soissons: King Robert I of France is killed and King Charles the Simple is arrested by the supporters of Duke Rudolph of Burgundy.
- 1184King Magnus V of Norway is killed at the Battle of Fimreite.
- 1215King John of England puts his seal to the Magna Carta.
- 1219Northern Crusades: Danish victory at the Battle of Lyndanisse (modern-day Tallinn) establishes the Danish Duchy of Estonia. According to legend, this battle also marks the first use of the Dannebrog, the world’s first national flag still in use, as the national flag of Denmark.
- 1246With the death of Frederick II, Duke of Austria, the Babenberg dynasty ends in Austria.
- 1300The city of Bilbao is founded.
- 1312At the Battle of Rozgony, King Charles I of Hungary wins a decisive victory over the family of Palatine Amade Aba.
- 1389Battle of Kosovo: The Ottoman Empire defeats Serbs and Bosnians.
- 1410In a decisive battle at Onon River, the Mongol forces of Oljei Temur were decimated by the Chinese armies of the Yongle Emperor.
- 1502Christopher Columbus lands on the island of Martinique on his fourth voyage.
- 1520Pope Leo X threatens to excommunicate Martin Luther in papal bull Exsurge Domine.
- 1580Philip II of Spain declares William the Silent to be an outlaw.
- 1648Margaret Jones is hanged in Boston for witchcraft in the first such execution for the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
- 1667The first human blood transfusion is administered by Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys.
- 1752Benjamin Franklin proves that lightning is electricity (traditional date, the exact date is unknown).
- 1775American Revolutionary War: George Washington is appointed commander-in-chief of the Continental Army.
- 1776Delaware Separation Day: Delaware votes to suspend government under the British Crown and separate officially from Pennsylvania.
- 1785Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier, co-pilot of the first-ever manned flight (1783), and his companion, Pierre Romain, become the first-ever casualties of an air crash when their hot air balloon explodes during their attempt to cross the English Channel.
- 1804New Hampshire approves the Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution, ratifying the document.
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