Today in History - June 15

923 - Battle of Soissons - King Robert I of France is killed

1219 - Dannebrog is the flag of Denmark and the oldest national flag in the world, fell from the sky during the Battle of Lyndanisse

1246 - Battle at Leitha - Hungary-Austrian

1389 - Battle of Kosovo - Turks defeats Serbs

1567 - Battle at Carberry - Protestant troops beat Earl Bothwell's army

1626 - King Charles I disbands English parliament

1762 - Austria uses 1st paper currency

1775 - George Washington appointed commander-in-chief of the American Army

1808 - Joseph Bonaparte becomes King of Spain

1844 - Charles Goodyear patents the vulcanization of rubber

1864 - Battle for Petersburg begins

1869 - Celluloid patented by John Wesley Hyatt

1876 - Sara Spencer is 1st woman to address a US presidential convention

1908 - World congress for Women's rights opens in Amsterdam

1909 - Representatives from England, Australia and South Africa meet at Lord's and form the Imperial Cricket Conference

1911 - Tabulating Computing Recording Corporation (now IBM) is incorporated

1940 - Soviet Army occupied Lithuania

1960 - Angel Cordero wins his 1st of over 7000 horse races

1973 - American Graffiti opens in NYC

1985 - Russian space probe Vega 2 lands on Venus

1992 - 1st Berlin Air Show in 60 years

1994 - Disney's animated musical film "The Lion King" opens in theaters



2012 - Apple I computer sells for a record $374,500

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