On This Day
Discover events that happened On This Day including famous birthdays and notable deaths. Each day we highlight famous people, past and present, who have impacted our world. Browse sections by selecting the links below or click the calendar to view events on another day.
Events on This Day
Pope Leo X warns that Protestant Reformation leader Martin Luther will be excommunicated unless he recants part of his "95 Theses."
Microsoft chairman Bill Gates announces that he will begin the transition out of a day-to-day role in the company to focus his time on charity work.
Poet Dante Alighieri is named prior of Florence, becoming a ruling magistrate.
George Washington is elected commander in chief of colonial forces by the Second Continental Congress in a unanimous vote.
Charles Goodyear receives a patent for improving the strength of rubber.
King Hussein of Jordan marries 26-year-old American Lisa Halaby, making her the first U.S.-born queen of an Arab country.
Born on This Day
Born: June 15, 1973
Age: 40 years old
Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
1963 | 50 years old
Film Actress, Television Actress
1767 | 61 years old
U.S. First Lady
Born: June 15, 1964
Age: 49 years old
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Occupation: Film Actress, Television Actress
1789 | 93 years old
1937 | 64 years old
Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer
Died on This Day
Died: June 15, 1996
Age: 79 years old
Place: Beverly Hills, California , United States
1968 | 45 years old
U.S. President, U.S. Representative, U.S. Governor / 1795 - 1849
James Polk was the 11th president of the United States, known for his territorial expansion of the nation chiefly through the Mexican-American War.
1849 | 53 years old
U.S. President, U.S. Representative, ...
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