On This Day in History for June 15 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 155 of 155

  • 1962 South Africa passes a bill setting death penalty for many crimes
  • 1962 Students for a Democratic Society complete the Port Huron Statement

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1963 Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion resigns

First Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion
First Israeli Prime Minister
David Ben-Gurion
  • 1964 Last French troops leave Algeria
  • 1965 South Africa begins economic boycott of Dutch products
  • 1968 "Yummy Yummy Yummy" by Ohio Express hits #4
  • 1969 The Campaign for Social Justice publish a second edition of 'Northern Ireland The Plain Truth' which set out the allegations of discrimination against Catholics by Unionists in the region
  • 1971 Vernon E Jordan Jr, appointed exec director of National Urban League
  • 1972 Rock fall inside Vierzy Tunnel (France) causes 2 train crash; 107 die
  • 1972 West German police arrested RAF leader Ulrike Meinhof
  • 1972 The Social Democratic and Labour Party meet Secretary of State for Northern Ireland W Whitelaw, to present the IRA's conditions for a meeting
  • 1976 Yankees trade May, Martinez, Pagan, MacGregor & Demsey to Baltimore for Holtzman, Alexander, Grant Jackson, Elrod Henrick & Jim Freeman
  • 1977 Spain's 1st free elections since 1936 (41 years)
  • 1977 Wim Polak becomes mayor of Amsterdam
  • 1978 Belgian government resigns
  • 1978 Italy's pres Leone resigns due to Lockheed affair
  • 1978 Soyuz 29 carries 2 cosmonauts to Salyut 6; they stay 139 days
  • 1979 1st space shuttle SRB qualification test firing; 122 seconds
  • 1982 Riots in Argentina after Falklands/Malvinas defeat
  • 1982 Supreme Court rules all children, regardless of citizenship, are entitled to a public education
  • 1983 Supreme Court struck down state & local restrictions on abortion
  • 1984 "Thicke Of The Night" TV Talk Show last airs in syndication
  • 1984 Thomas Hearns KOs Roberto Duran
  • 1985 En route to Halley's Comet, USSR's Vega 2 drops lander on Venus
  • 1985 Russian space probe Vega 2 lands on Venus
  • 1985 Rembrandt's painting Danaë is attacked by a man later judged insane; he threw sulfuric acid on the canvas and cut it twice with his knife.
  • 1986 Pravda announces high-level Chernobyl staff fired for stupidity
  • 1987 Bettino Craxi's Socialist Party wins election in Italy
  • 1988 NASA launches space vehicle S-213
  • 1988 Turkish premier Özal meets Greek premier Papandreou in Athens
  • 1990 "Dick Tracy" with Warren Beatty & Madonna premieres
  • 1991 Carolyn Tanny & Bob Trischel wed
  • 1991 Climactic eruption of the Mount Pinatubo volcano in the Philippines, the second-largest volcanic eruption on Earth in this century
  • 1991 Birth of the first federal political party in Canada that supports Quebec nationalism, le Bloc Québécois.
  • 1992 1st Berlin Air Show in 60 years
  • 1992 Erie Sailors (Fla Marlin farm team) 1st game beat Jamestown 6-5 in 13
  • 1992 Ghana Airways inaugurates flights to JFK Airport (NYC)
  • 1992 Jeff Reardon breaks Rollie Fingers' save record with #342
  • 1992 Dan Quayle, relying on faulty card, erroneously instructs Trenton NJ, elementary student to spell "potato," "potatoe" during spelling bee
  • 1995 Mark Ilott takes 9-19 incl all lbw hat-trick, Essex v Northants
  • 1995 Northants all out 46 v Essex & wins game next day
  • 1996 IRA bomb in Manchester wrecks city centre at 11.17am, injuring 200
  • 2001 ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum sign a letter of intent for a natural gas to liquids (GTL) project that would be the largest in the world
  • 2002 Near earth asteroid 2002 MN missed the Earth by 75,000 miles (120,000 km), about one-third of the distance between the Earth and the Moon
  • 2008 62nd Tony Awards: In the Heights & August: Osage County win
  • 2012 Apple I computer sells for a record $374,500
  • 2012 Five Dutch banks, including ING, receive credit rating downgrades of one or two notches
  • 2014 Juan Manuel Santos is reelected President of Columbia

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2015 Jeb Bush, Governor of Florida, announces he will run for the US Presidency in Miami

US Governor Jeb Bush
US Governor
Jeb Bush
  • 2015 Remains of a 2,000 year old women dubbed "the sleeping beauty" are announced discovered in Northern Ethiopia from ancient kingdom of Aksum
  • 2015 800 year anniversary of "the birthplace of modern democracy", the signing of the Magna Carta by King John at Runymede, England

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2015 Real estate mogul Donald Trump launches his campaign for US President

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

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2017 Scotland Yard launches criminal inquiry and British Prime Minister Theresa May announces a public inquiry a day after the Grenwell Tower fire

British Prime Minister Theresa May
British Prime Minister
Theresa May
  • 2017 New record set for price of a parking lot in Hong Kong - $664,000
  • 2017 Rebel Wilson win defamation case against Bauer Media at The Supreme Court of Victoria in Melbourne

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