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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.




  • 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.




  • 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".


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