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  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 15, 1775

    George Washington

    Congress created the Continental Army

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 15, 1775

    Congress created the Continental Army on June 14, 1775, and Samuel and John Adams nominated Washington to become its commander in chief. Washington was chosen over John Hancock because of his military experience and the belief that a Virginian would better unite the colonies. He was considered an incisive leader who kept his "ambition in check". He was unanimously elected commander in chief by Congress the next day.




  • Alessandria, Piedmont, Italy
    Sunday Jun 15, 1800

    Napoleon

    Convention of Alessandria

    Alessandria, Piedmont, Italy
    Sunday Jun 15, 1800

    The Austrian army agreed to abandon Northern Italy once more with the Convention of Alessandria, which granted them safe passage to friendly soil in exchange for their fortresses throughout the region.




  • Venezuela
    Tuesday Jun 15, 1813

    Simón Bolívar

    Decree of War to the Death

    Venezuela
    Tuesday Jun 15, 1813

    This was followed by the occupation of Trujillo on 9 June. Six days later, and as a result of Spanish massacres on independence supporters, Bolívar dictated his famous "Decree of War to the Death", allowing the killing of any Spaniard not actively supporting independence.




  • U.S.
    Saturday Jun 15, 1929

    Great Depression

    Agricultural Marketing Act of 1929

    U.S.
    Saturday Jun 15, 1929

    The Agricultural Marketing Act of 1929 is signed into law, providing some $100 million in emergency loans to struggling farmers.




  • U.S.
    Monday Jun 15, 1942

    Richard Nixon

    Lieutenant Junior Grade In The U.S Naval Reserve

    U.S.
    Monday Jun 15, 1942

    He applied to join the United States Navy. As a birthright Quaker, he could have claimed exemption from the draft; he might also have been deferred because he worked in government service. But instead of exploiting his circumstance, Nixon sought a commission in the navy. His application was successful, and he was appointed a lieutenant junior grade in the U.S Naval Reserve (U.S. Navy Reserve) on June 15, 1942.




  • Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 15, 1944

    Bretton Woods Conference

    Preliminary conference

    Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 15, 1944

    The United States also invited a smaller group of countries to send experts to a preliminary conference in Atlantic City, New Jersey, to develop draft proposals for the Bretton Woods conference. The Atlantic City conference was held from June 15–30, 1944.




  • East Germany, Germany
    Thursday Jun 15, 1961

    Berlin Wall

    First time the colloquial term Mauer (wall) had been used in this context

    East Germany, Germany
    Thursday Jun 15, 1961

    On 15 June 1961, First Secretary of the Socialist Unity Party and GDR State Council chairman Walter Ulbricht stated in an international press conference, "Niemand hat die Absicht, eine Mauer zu errichten!" (No one has the intention of erecting a wall!). It was the first time the colloquial term Mauer (wall) had been used in this context.


  • Spain
    Wednesday Jun 15, 1977

    Juan Carlos I

    The First post-Franco Democratic Elections

    Spain
    Wednesday Jun 15, 1977

    On 15 June 1977, Spain held its first post-Franco democratic elections.


  • Nagrig, Basyoun, Egypt
    Monday Jun 15, 1992

    Mohamed Salah

    Birth

    Nagrig, Basyoun, Egypt
    Monday Jun 15, 1992

    Mohamed Salah Hamed Mahrous Ghaly born in 15 June 1992, in Nagrig, Basyoun, Egypt.


  • Adriatic Sea
    Tuesday Jun 15, 1993

    Bosnian War

    Operation Sharp Guard

    Adriatic Sea
    Tuesday Jun 15, 1993

    On 15 June 1993, Operation Sharp Guard, a naval blockade in the Adriatic Sea by NATO and the Western European Union, began and continued until it was lifted on 18 June 1996 on termination of the UN arms embargo.


  • Novi Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Tuesday Jun 15, 1993

    Bosnian War

    The ARBiH secured the area northwest of the town

    Novi Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Tuesday Jun 15, 1993

    By 15 June, the ARBiH secured the area northwest of the town, while the HVO kept the northeastern part of the municipality and the town of Novi Travnik. The battle continued into July with only minor changes on the front lines.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Jun 15, 2005

    DC Comics

    Batman Begins film was released

    U.S.
    Wednesday Jun 15, 2005

    In 2005, the critically lauded Batman Begins film was released; also, the company published several limited series establishing increasingly escalated conflicts among DC's heroes, with events climaxing in the Infinite Crisis limited series.


  • Washington, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 15, 2006

    Bill Gates

    More time to philanthropy

    Washington, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 15, 2006

    On June 15, 2006, Gates announced that over the next two years he would transition out of his day-to-day role to dedicate more time to philanthropy. He divided his responsibilities between two successors when he placed Ray Ozzie in charge of day-to-day management and Craig Mundie in charge of long-term product strategy.


  • Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 15, 2006

    Michael Jordan

    Charlotte Bobcats

    Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
    Thursday Jun 15, 2006

    On June 15, 2006, Jordan bought a minority stake in the Charlotte Bobcats, becoming the team's second-largest shareholder behind majority owner Robert L. Johnson. As part of the deal, Jordan took full control over the basketball side of the operation, with the title "Managing Member of Basketball Operations".


  • Afghanistan
    Wednesday Jun 15, 2011

    Ayman al-Zawahiri

    The Leader of al-Qaeda

    Afghanistan
    Wednesday Jun 15, 2011

    As of 2 May 2011, he became the leader of al-Qaeda following the death of Osama bin Laden. This was confirmed by a press release from al-Qaeda's general command on June 16. Al-Zawahiri's succession to command of al-Qaeda was announced on several of their websites on June 16, 2011. On the same day, al-Qaeda renewed its position that Israel was an illegitimate state and that it wouldn't accept any compromise on Palestine.


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