On This Day

June 15, 1917 in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

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

Birthdays in History

  • Lillian Bassman, American photographer and painter (Harper's Bazaar), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)

Deaths in History

  • Kristian Birkeland, Norwegian explorer and physicist (nominated 7 times for Nobel Prize), dies at 49