June 15 is the 166th day of the year. There are 199 days remaining until the end of the year.
+ 1502 – Christopher Columbus lands on the island of Martinique on his fourth voyage.
+ 1667 – The first human blood transfusion is administered by Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys.
+ 1752 – Benjamin Franklin proves that lightning is electricity (traditional date, the exact date is unknown).
+ 1836 – Arkansas is admitted as the 25th U.S. state.
+ 1844 – Charles Goodyear receives a patent for vulcanization, a process to strengthen rubber.
+ 1916 – United States President Woodrow Wilson signs a bill incorporating the Boy Scouts of America, making them the only American youth organization with a federal charter.
+ 1970 – Charles Manson goes on trial for the Sharon Tate murders.
( Births )
1932 – Mario Cuomo, American lawyer and politician, 52nd Governor of New York (d. 2015)
+ 1937 – Waylon Jennings, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2002)
+ 1949 – Simon Callow, English actor and director
+ 1954 – Jim Belushi, American actor
+ 1958 – Wade Boggs, American baseball player
+ 1963 – Helen Hunt, American actress, director, and producer
+ 1969 – Ice Cube, American rapper, producer, and actor
+ 1972 – Andy Pettitte, American baseball player