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 This day in History - June 15
439 Historic Events for June 15
1901

Peter Shankland, film maker/writer

Birth
1901

7th US Golf Open: Willie Anderson shoots a 331 at Myopia Hunt Club MA

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1902

Canada's Maritime Provinces switch from Eastern to Atlantic time

Event
1902

David Brooks, psychologist

Birth
1902

Erik H Erickson, psychologist (Existentionalist)

Birth
1902

Minor League's most lopsided baseball game: Corsicana 51; Texarkana 3 Justin Clark of Corsicana, Tx minors hits 8 home runs in 1 game

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1902

Max Rudolf, Frankfurt Germany, conductor (G‚ÄĚteberg Symphony Orch)

Birth
1904

Side-wheeler "General Slocum" burns in NY's East River (1,031 die)

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1905

Hermann von Wissmann, German African expl/gov East-Africa, dies

Death
1905

James Robertson Justice, Scotland, actor (Above Us the Waves)

Birth
1906

Louis RJ Ridder van Rappard, Dutch mayor (Zoelen)

Birth
1907

44 nations meet in 2nd Hague Peace Conference

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1907

William Le Baron Jenney, US architect, dies

Death
1908

World congress for Woman's rights opens in Amsterdam

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1910

David Rose, London England, orch leader (Red Skelton Show, Stripper)

Birth
1910

Berend Giltay, composer

Birth
1912

26th US Womens Tennis: Mary K Browne beats Eleonora Sears (64 62)

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1913

Trevor Huddleston, English pastor/chairman (Anti-Apartheid)

Birth
1914

Cees [Cornelis A B] Bantzinger, Dutch cartoonist/illustrator

Birth
1914

Saul Steinberg, Romania, cartoonist/illustrator (New Yorker)

Birth
1914

Yuri Andropov, Russian KGB chief/1st secretary

Birth
1914

A G Steel, cricketer (13 Tests, 29 wkts, Eng capt 1886), dies

Death
1915

US government mints 1st $50 gold pieces, for Panama Pacific Expo

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1916

Boys Scouts of America forms

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1916

Marshall Field IV, publisher/editor (Chic Daily News, Sunday Times)

Birth