June 15: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- In 1836, Arkansas became the 25th state. There was argument over calling it Arkansas or Arkan-saw. It was settled on Arkan-saw with a legislative act in 1881.
- In 1864, the Arlington National Cemetery was established.
- In 1916, the Boy Scouts of America was founded, incorporated by President Woodrow Wilson.
- In 1923, Lou Gehrig played his first major league baseball game with the New York Yankees.
- In 1992, Vice President Dan Quayle told a student who missed the word "potato" in a spelling bee, that the correct spelling was p-o-t-a-t-o-e.
- Famous Birthdays: Neil Patrick Harris, actor; Ice Cube, rap artist; Courtney Cox, actress; Helen Hunt, actress; Jim Belushi, actor; Bob Wien, founded Big Boy Restaurants.
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