Today in History (June 15)

Today In History: Magna Carta (15 06 2022)

Today is Wednesday, June 15, the 166th day of 2022. This is today in history.

Local news

  • In 2013, an alcohol-related crash in Joplin claimed two lives after a driver and passenger swerved too quickly and went off the road.
  • In 2015, OSHA investigators investigated a fatal explosion at the US Recycling Center in Neosho, Missouri.
  • In 2017, Fort Scott hosted an event that gave boys and girls a fun and educational experience about what it was like to be a soldier in the 19th century.

World News

  • In 1775, the Second Continental Congress voted unanimously to make George Washington head of the Continental Army.
  • In 1904, more than 1,000 people died when a fire broke out aboard the steamboat General Slocum on New York’s East River.
  • In 1991, Mount Pinatubo in the northern Philippines exploded in one of the largest volcanic eruptions of the 20th century, killing around 800 people.


  • In 1938, Johnny Vander Meer pitched his second straight no-hitter, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-0 victory over the Brooklyn Dodgers in the first night game at Ebbets Field, four days after leaving the Boston Bees. no hits for a score of 3. -0.
  • In 1960, Billy Wilder’s film “The Apartment,” starring Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine, opened in New York.
  • In 1996, Ella Fitzgerald, the “first lady of song,” died in Beverly Hills, California, at age 79.


  • In 1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed legislation making the National Guard part of the US Army in the event of war or a national emergency.
  • In 2012, President Barack Obama made immigration enforcement easier by announcing a new policy, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.
  • In 2020, the Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision, ruled that a landmark civil rights law protects gay, lesbian, and transgender people from employment discrimination.


R&B singer Ruby Nash Garnett (Ruby and the Romantics) is 88 years old. Funk musician Leo Nocentelli (The Meters) is 76. Actor Simon Callow is 73. Singer Russell Hitchcock (Air Supply) is 73. Rock singer Steve Walsh is 71. Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng ) is 69 years old. Actor and comedian Jim Belushi is 68. Country singer Terri Gibbs is 68. Actress Julie Hagerty is 67. Actress Polly Draper is 67. Rock musician Brad Gillis (Night Ranger) is 65. Baseball The Hall Member of Fame Wade Boggs is 64 years old. Actress Eileen Davidson is 63. Actress Helen Hunt is 59. Rock musician Scott Rockenfield (Queensryche) is 59. Actor Courteney Cox is 58. Country musician Tony Ardoin is 58. Country musician Michael Britt (Lonestar ) is 56. Actor and rapper Ice Cube is 53. Actress Leah Remini is 52. Actor Jake Busey is 51. Actor Neil Patrick Harris is 49. Actor Greg Vaughan is 49. Actress Elizabeth Reaser is 47. Rock singer Dryden Mitchell (Alien Ant Farm) is 46 years old. Former child actor Christopher Castile is 42. Rock musician Billy Martin (Good Charlotte) is 41 years old. Actor Jordi Vilasuso is 41. Rock musician Wayne Sermon (Imagine Dragons) is 38. Actor Denzel Whitaker is 32. Olympic gymnast Madison Kocian is 25. Actor Sterling Jerins is 18.

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