What Happened on June 15, 1920

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • African American circus workers, Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson and Isaac McGhie are taken from jail and lynched by a white mob of thousands in Duluth, Minnesota
  • De Zweef soccer team forms in Nijverdal

Famous Birthdays

  • Alla Kazanskaya, Russian stage and film actress (d. 2008)
  • Amy Clampitt, American poet (The Kingfisher), born in Iowa (d. 1994)
  • George Ernest Leslie, trade union official

Famous Deaths

  • Michel-Gaston Carraud, composer, dies at 55