A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on June 15th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On June 15, 1667, Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys, personal physician to King Louis XIV, performed the first human blood transfusion.
On June 15, 1785, Jean-Francois Pilatre de Rozier (say that 10 times fast!) and his companion, Pierre Romain became the first people to die in an aircraft accident when the hot air balloon they were flying crashed in an attempt to cross the English Channel.
On June 15, 1858, Chancellor of the Exchequer Benjamin Disraeli called the Thames River in London, England, a “Stygian pool, reeking with ineffable and intolerable horrors.”
On June 15, 1936, the Vickers Wellington twin engine bomber made its maiden flight.
On June 15, 1991, Mt. Pinatubo on the Philippine island of Luzon erupted with a massive blow.
On June 15, 2017, we raised a mug and wished all of our British readers a happy Beer Day Britain, Britain’s National Beer Day.
Biographical musical drama fans, here is your chance to be among the first in Cleveland, Ohio to see Elvis on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 7:00 PM at Cinemark At Valley View and XD in Valley View, Ohio!
On June 15, 2023, Dr. Zar recorded footage from his house of severe weather in Ashland County, Ohio while under a tornado warning.
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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