June 2015 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 1 Cruise ship carrying 458 people capsizes on Yangtze River, less than 50 survive
  • Jun 2 US Congress passes new legislation to reform National Security Agency procedures, restricting gathering of phone records.
  • Jun 2 FIFA President Sepp Blatter announces his resignation, 5 days after his re-election, amid FIFA's involement in a bribery scandel
  • Jun 2 100 volunters in Bhutan set a world record for tree planting - 49,672 in 1 hour
  • Jun 3 200 people are killed by an explosion at a gasoline station in Accra, Ghana
  • Jun 3 Dr. Jesse Selber performs the world's first partial-skull and scalp transplant at Houston Methodist Hospital
  • Jun 6 Convicted killers Richard Matt and David Sweat break out of Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York
  • Jun 6 236th Epsom Derby: Golden Horn ridden by Frankie Dettori wins
  • Jun 7 69th Tony Awards: "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" and "Fun Home" win 5 awards
  • Jun 7 -8 41st G7 summit held in Schloss Elmau, Bavaria
  • Jun 12 Zimbabwe discards its own currency, offering an exchange of $1 for 35 quadrillion Zimbabwean dollars
  • Jun 12 Al-Qaeda's 2nd-in-command Nasser al-Wuhayshi (Osama Bin Laden's former private secretary) is killed in a US air strike in Yemen
  • Jun 13 Floods in Tbilisi Georgia, kill 12 people and free animals from the city's zoo including bears and hippos to roam the city
  • Jun 13 Philae, 1st spacecraft to land on a comet in European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission re-awakes after 7 months

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Jun 15 Jeb Bush, Governor of Florida, announces he will run for the US Presidency in Miami

US Governor Jeb Bush
US Governor
Jeb Bush
  • Jun 15 Remains of a 2,000 year old women dubbed "the sleeping beauty" are announced discovered in Northern Ethiopia from ancient kingdom of Aksum
  • Jun 15 800 year anniversary of "the birthplace of modern democracy,", the signing of the Magna Carta by King John at Runymeade, England
  • Jun 17 9 people are shot and killed inside Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, by a 21 year old gunman

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Jun 17 US Treasury announced that the image of Alexander Hamilton will be replaced from the US $10 bill by an image of a woman

1st US Secretary of Treasury Alexander Hamilton
1st US Secretary of Treasury
Alexander Hamilton

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Jun 18 Pope Francis blames human selfishness for global warming in his encyclical, named "Laudato Si (Be Praised), On the Care of Our Common Home"

Pope Francis
  • Jun 18 18 vigilantes are killed & 53 are injured after an accidental detonation of an explosive device in Monguno, Nigeria
  • Jun 19 Pixar's "Inside Out" is released
  • Jun 19 The right-wing Venstre block wins the 2015 Danish general election
  • Jun 20 Heat wave peaks in southern Pakistan, goes on to kill about 2,000 people from dehydration and heat stroke
  • Jun 20 1000 humanoid robots named "Pepper" sell out in under a minute ($1,600 each) in Japan, according to its creator SoftBank Robotics Corp.
  • Jun 21 Jordan Spieth wins 115th U.S. Open at Chambers Bay (68-67-71-69-275)
  • Jun 21 Hackers ground 1400 passengers by attacking IT system at Warsaw Chopin airport in Poland
  • Jun 21 94 people die & 45 are hospitalized after drinking moonshine in Mumbai, India
  • Jun 22 South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley calls for the removal of the Confederate flag from statehouse grounds in wake of killings in a Charleston church
  • Jun 22 JAMA Internal Medical Journal announces obese Americans now outnumber those just overweight

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Jun 25 Obamacare subsidies in The Affordable Care Act preserved by US Supreme Court Ruling in King v Burwell 6-3

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • Jun 26 US Supreme Court rules 5-4 same-sex marriage is a legal right across all US states
  • Jun 26 Gunman opens fire at beach resort in Sousse, Tunisia, killing 38. Isis claims responsibility.
  • Jun 26 Saudi suicide bomber kills 27 at Shia Imam al-Sadiq mosque in Kuwait, 227 injured

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Jun 26 Greek Credit Crisis: Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras calls for a Greek referendum on new bailout terms

Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras
Prime Minister of Greece
Alexis Tsipras
  • Jun 28 David Sweat shot and captured near Canadian border. 2nd prisoner to escape maximum-security Clinton Correctional Facility June 6.
  • Jun 28 Greek Credit Crisis: Greek government says banks closed for a week and ATM withdrawals restricted after European Central Bank refused to supply emergency funds
  • Jun 29 Beijing Times reports 30% of the Great Wall of China has disappeared due to natural forces and stealing of bricks
  • Jun 30 Hercules transporter plane crashes minutes after take-off in Medan, Indonesia killing 116
  • Jun 30 A man self-immolates aboard a Nozomi Shinkansen train & kills one other passenger in Japan

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 15 Prince Nicolas of Sweden, Duke of Ångermanland, born in Danderyd

Deaths in History

  • Jun 1 Charles Kennedy, British politician (Liberal Democrat leader 1999-2006), dies at 55
  • Jun 2 Irwin Rose, American biologist (Nobel Prize Chemistry 2004), dies at 88
  • Jun 4 Hermann Zapf, German typeface designer (Palatino and Optima), dies at 96
  • Jun 5 Tariq Aziz, Iraqi politician and close adviser to Saddam Hussein, dies at 79
  • Jun 6 Ludvik Vaculik, Czech writer (Two Thousand Words), dies at 88
  • Jun 6 Vincent Bugliosi, American attorney/author (Helter-Skelter), dies at 80
  • Jun 7 Michael Oliver, British cardiologist (linked cholesterol with coronary artery disease), dies at 89
  • Jun 8 Marie-Louise Grog-Carven, French fashion designer (Ma Griffe perfume), dies at 105
  • Jun 15 Kirk Kerkorian, American CEO and "father of the mega-resort" (MGM, UA), dies at 98
  • Jun 16 Charles Correa, Indian architect (McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT), dies at 84
  • Jun 17 Suleyman Demirel, Turkish leader, President (1993-2000) and Prime Minister, dies at 90
  • Jun 20 Nazar Singh, British great-grandfather, believed to be Europe's oldest man, dies at 111
  • Jun 21 Veijo Meri, Finnish writer, dies at 86
  • Jun 22 Gabriele Wohmann, German writer, dies at 83
  • Jun 24 Mario Biaggi, American politician (Rep-D&R-NY, 1969-88), dies at 97
  • Jun 29 Glenn Ford, American freed death row inmate (wrongly spent 30 years in prison), dies at 65