Wednesday, June 14, 2017

June 15

  • June 15, 1094
    El Cid aka Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, a Castilian nobleman and military leader, with a combined Christian and Moorish army conquest Valencia and becomes the ruler of Taifa of Valencia
  • June 15, 1184
    King Magnus V of Norway is defeated by his rival, Sverre
  • June 15, 1215
    King John of England affixes his royal seal to the Magna Carta, granting his barons more liberty and asserting the supremacy of the law over the king
  • June 15, 1389
    Ottoman army under Murad I defeats Serbian army at the battle of Kosovo completing conquest of Serbia
  • June 15, 1467
    Philip the Good Duke of Burgundy, dies at age 76
  • June 15, 1658
    Aurangzeb, son of Mughal Emperor Shah-Jahan-e-Azam, deposes and imprisons his father, starting his reign lasted for 49 years and considered as an apex of Mughal Empire
  • June 15, 1667
    Jean-Baptiste Denys, a French doctor, performs the first animal to human blood transfusion, transfusing nine ounces of blood from a lamb into 15-year-old boy
  • June 15, 1703
    The Rákóczi Uprising against the Habsburg Monarchy becomes the first significant attempt to topple the rule of Habsburg Austria over Hungary
  • June 15, 1733
    St. Croix island is purchased from the French by the Dutch West India and Guinea Company
  • June 15, 1744
    The warship Centurion under British Commodore George Anson returns to England with a treasure
  • June 15, 1775
    The Second Continental Congress vote unanimously to appoint George Washington head of the Continental Army
  • June 15, 1785
    Two French balloonists, Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and Pierre Romain, die in world's first fatal aviation accident during flight across the English Channel
  • June 15, 1844
    Charles Goodyear receives patent #3633 for the vulcanization of rubber, his process to strengthen rubber
  • June 15, 1846
    The dispute between the United Staes and Great Britain over the Oregon country is settled by treaty, establishing the boundary at the 49th parallel
  • June 15, 1878
    First attempt at motion pictures, using 12 cameras, each taking one picture, is done by Eadweard Muybridge to see if all four of a horse's hooves leave the ground at the same time
  • June 15, 1888
    Wilhelm II becomes emperor of Germany
  • June 15, 1896
    The Meiji Sanriku tsunami, triggered by magnitude 8.5 earthquake, strikes Japan and causes some 27,000 deaths and destroys 170 miles of coastline
  • June 15, 1919
    Lieutenant Arthur Whitten Brown and Captain John Alcock complete the first trans-Atlantic non-stop flight, landing in Ireland
  • June 15, 2000
    The June 15th North–South Joint Declaration is adopted between leaders of North and South Korea

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