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 This day in History - June 15
439 Historic Events for June 15
1590

Pope Leo X threatens to excommunicate Martin Luther

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1623

Cornelis de Witt, Dutch statesman (Chatham)

Birth
1626

King Charles I disbands English parliament

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1636

Johann David Mayer, composer

Birth
1638

Samuel Apostool, Dutch vicar/theologist (The Sun)

Birth
1643

Able Tasmania returns to Batavia after discovering Tasmania

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1664

NJ established

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1666

Pieter de Bitter, Dutch admiral (Colombo, Goa), dies

Death
1677

Giovanni Battista Chinelli, composer, dies at 67

Death
1702

Georg E Rumphius, German nature explorer, dies

Death
1703

Gillis Schey, Dutch admiral (battle at Lowestoft), dies at 58

Death
1708

Romeyn de Hooghe, painter/goldsmith, buried at 62

Death
1728

Pietro Alessandro Pavona, composer

Birth
1734

Johann Ernst Altenburg, composer

Birth
1741

Capt Bering leaves Petropavlovsk, sailing to America

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1749

George Joseph Vogler, composer

Birth
1752

Ben Franklin's performs his kite-flying experiment

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1760

Antoine Court, French reformed theologist, dies at 69

Death
1762

Austria uses 1st paper currency

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1763

Franz Danzi, composer

Birth
1767

Rachel Donelson Jackson, wife of Pres Andrew (1828-37) (died 1828)

Birth
1772

Louis-Claude Daquin, French organist/composer (La Rose), dies at 77

Death
1775

George Washington appointed commander-in-chief of American Army

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1779

General Anthony Wayne captures Stony Point, Bronx

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1785

2 French balloonists die in world's 1st fatal aviation accident

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