This Day in History- June 15

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Do you ever stop and wonder what was today like years ago? What wars were being fought or how societies and systems functioned, how they were built, and how they operated. History tells how far we have come and how things have changed across the world. History gives us a picture of where we stand today. Let us unravel this day in History- June 15. 

What Happened in India on June 15?

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  • 1947: British plan accepted

The All India Congress accepted the British plan for the partition of India in New Delhi. The principle of the partition of British India was accepted by the British Government, where the successor governments would be given dominion status and autonomy and sovereignty will be given to both countries.

  • 1981: Children entitled to public education

The Supreme Court ruled that all children are entitled to public education, regardless of civic education. The right to education has been recognized as a human right in a number of international conventions, including the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights which recognizes a right to free, compulsory primary education for all, an obligation to develop secondary education accessible to all.

  • 2005: Rights to Information act enacted

The Rights to Information Act was enacted June 15, 2005. It was a momentous year. The Central Act was passed by the Indian Parliament on 12 May 2005 and received Presidential assent on June 15, 2005. It came into force on 12 October 2005.

What Happened Around the World on June 15?

  • 1215: Signing of Magna Carta

King John signed the Magna Carta at Runnymede, near Windsor, England on June 15, 1215. The Magna Carta is a document guaranteeing English political liberties, and was signed under the pressure from his rebellious barons.

  • 1626: Disbanding the english parliament

On June 15, 1626, Charles I dissolved the parliament of 1626 before it had voted him any significant new money in order to prevent Buckingham being impeached. 

  • 1667: Human blood transfusion 

The 1st fully documented human blood transfusion was performed by French physician, Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys, when a small amount of sheep blood was transfused into a 15-year old boy, who later survived the procedure.

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  • 1844: patenting vulcanization of rubber

Charles Goodyear was an American self-taught chemist and manufacturing engineer who developed vulcanized rubber, for which he received patent number 3633 from the United States Patent Office on June 15, 1844.

  • 1878: Moving picture

World’s first moving pictures caught on camera (used 12 cameras, each taking 1 picture) done to see if all 4 of a horse’s hooves leave the ground. 

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  • 1916: Boeing’s first product

Boeing’s origin dates to june 15, 1916 when the American timber merchant William E. Boeing founded Aero Products Company shortly after he and U.S. Navy officer Conrad Westervelt developed a single-engine, two-seat seaplane, the B&W.

  • 2017: Criminal inquiry and public inquiry

Scotland Yard launched a criminal inquiry and British Prime Minister Theresa May announced a public inquiry a day after the Grenfell Tower fire on June 15, 2017. 

  • 2018: Ashes of Stephen Hawking

The ashes of Stephen Hawking were buried in a corner of Westminster Abbey that honors some of Britain’s greatest scientists, between the graves of Charles Darwin and Isaac Newton.

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  • 2020: No discrimination in workplace for transgenders

In landmark decision US Supreme Court ruled that gay and transgender workers cannot be discriminated against in the workplace. This case on june 15 extended the needed protections against firing based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

Famous birthdays

  • 1908: Sam Giancana

An American mafioso was born in Chicago, Illinois on june 15, 1908. 

  • 1914: Yuri Andropov

General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union was born in Nagutskaya, Stavropol Region, Russian Empire on June 15, 1914.

  • 1953: Xi Jinping

General Secretary of the Communist Party of China and President of the People’s Republic of China was born in Beijing.

  • 1954: Beverley Whitfield

Australian swimmer, who won an Olympic Gold 1972 was born in Wollongong, Australia on June 15, 1954. 

  • 1964: Courteney Cox

American actress, famous for her role in ‘Friends’ was born in Birmingham, Alabama.

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  • 1969: Cedric Pioline

Being a French tennis player, Cedric was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. 

Hope you are now familiar with the events of historical significance that took place on this day in history – June 15. For more such informative content, stay connected to Leverage Edu! For the latest updates around study blogs, you can follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & also subscribe to our newsletter.

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