Thursday, June 15, 2017
History for June 15 - On-This-Day.com
Erik H. Erickson 1902 - Psychologist and psychoanalyst, David Rose 1910, Erroll Garner 1921
Waylon Jennings 1937, Jim Varney 1949, Helen Hunt 1963
1215 - King John of England put his seal on the Magna Carta.
1667 - Jean-Baptiste Denys administered the first fully-documented human blood transfusion. He successfully transfused the blood of a sheep to a 15-year old boy.
1752 - Benjamin Franklin experimented by flying a kite during a thunderstorm. The result was a little spark that showed the relationship between lightning and electricity.
1775 - George Washington was appointed head of the Continental Army by the Second Continental Congress.
1864 - An order to establish a military burial ground was signed by Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. The location later became known as Arlington National Cemetery.
1898 - The U.S. House of representatives approved the annexation of Hawaii.
1944 - American forces began their successful invasion of Saipan during World War II.
1982 - In the capital city of Stanley, the Falklands war ended as Argentine troops surrendered to the British.