Once Upon A Time – June 15 – 1878 – World’s 1st Moving Pictures Caught On Camera, 12 Cameras Used

763 BC Assyrians record a solar eclipse that will be used to fix the chronology of Mesopotamian history

1215 King John signs Magna Carta at Runnymede, near Windsor, England

1775 George Washington appointed commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, the day after Congress establishes the force

1896 Tsunami strikes Shinto festival on beach at Sanriku, Japan; 27,000 are killed, 9,000 injured and 13,000 houses destroyed

1940 World War II: France surrenders to NAZI Germany, German troops occupy Paris

1991 Climactic eruption of the Mount Pinatubo volcano in the Philippines, the second-largest volcanic eruption on Earth of the 20th century

More Historical Events
Jun 15 in Film & TV
1878 World’s first moving pictures caught on camera (used 12 cameras, each taking 1 picture) done to see if all 4 of a horse’s hooves leave the ground

Jun 15 in Music
1965 Bob Dylan records single “Like a Rolling Stone” (#1 in Rolling Stone magazine’s “500 Greatest Songs of All Time”)

Jun 15 in Sport
1980 US Open Men’s Golf, Baltusrol GC: Jack Nicklaus sets new tournament scoring record 272 (-8) to win his 4th Open title, 2 strokes ahead of Isao Aoki of Japan

MORE FACTS…
1219 Dannebrog is the flag of Denmark and the oldest national flag in the world. According to legend, it fell from the sky during the Battle of Lyndanisse (now Tallinn) in Estonia, and turned the Danes’ luck

2002 Near earth asteroid 2002 MN missed the Earth by 75,000 miles (120,000 km), about one-third of the distance between the Earth and the Moon

Famous Weddings
1777 American seamstress Betsy Ross (25) weds (for the 2nd time) mariner Joseph Ashburn

1905 Princess Margaret of Connaught marries Gustav, Crown Prince of Sweden.

1928 “King Kong” actress Fay Wray (20) weds playwright-screenwriter John Monk Saunders (30)

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