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June 15 Historical Events

The following events took place on June 15. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 62 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 763 BC
    Assyrians record a solar eclipse that is later used to fix the chronology of Mesopotamian history.
  • 923
    Battle of Soissons: King Robert I of France is killed and King Charles the Simple is arrested by the supporters of Duke Rudolph of Burgundy.
  • 1184
    King Magnus V of Norway is killed at the Battle of Fimreite.
  • 1215
    King John of England puts his seal to the Magna Carta.
  • 1219
    Northern 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.
  • 1246
    With the death of Frederick II, Duke of Austria, the Babenberg dynasty ends in Austria.
  • 1300
    The city of Bilbao is founded.
  • 1312
    At the Battle of Rozgony, King Charles I of Hungary wins a decisive victory over the family of Palatine Amade Aba.
  • 1389
    Battle of Kosovo: The Ottoman Empire defeats Serbs and Bosnians.
  • 1410
    In a decisive battle at Onon River, the Mongol forces of Oljei Temur were decimated by the Chinese armies of the Yongle Emperor.
  • 1502
    Christopher Columbus lands on the island of Martinique on his fourth voyage.
  • 1520
    Pope Leo X threatens to excommunicate Martin Luther in papal bull Exsurge Domine.
  • 1580
    Philip II of Spain declares William the Silent to be an outlaw.
  • 1648
    Margaret Jones is hanged in Boston for witchcraft in the first such execution for the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
  • 1667
    The first human blood transfusion is administered by Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys.
  • 1752
    Benjamin Franklin proves that lightning is electricity (traditional date, the exact date is unknown).
  • 1775
    American Revolutionary War: George Washington is appointed commander-in-chief of the Continental Army.
  • 1776
    Delaware Separation Day: Delaware votes to suspend government under the British Crown and separate officially from Pennsylvania.
  • 1785
    Jean-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.
  • 1804
    New Hampshire approves the Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution, ratifying the document.
  • 1808
    Joseph Bonaparte becomes King of Spain.
  • 1815
    The Duchess of Richmond’s ball is held in Brussels, “the most famous ball in history”.
  • 1836
    Arkansas is admitted as the 25th U.S. state.
  • 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.
  • 1864
    Arlington National Cemetery is established when 200 acre around Arlington Mansion (formerly owned by Confederate General Robert E. Lee) are officially set aside as a military cemetery by U.S. Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton.
  • 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.

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