What Happened on June 15, 1917

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • In order to calm troubled relations with Ireland, the British grant amnesty to the Prisoners taken during the Easter Rising of 1916

Famous Birthdays

  • Al "Lash" La Rue, cowboy actor (Black Lash, Lash of the West)
  • Michalis Genitsaris, Greek singer and composer (d. 2005)

Famous Deaths

  • Kristian Birkeland, Norwegian physicist (b. 1867)
  • Lillian Bassman, Russian emigrant to America, photographer and painter (Harper's Bazaar), (d. 2012)