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This Day in History: June 15

June 15: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 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.
  2. In 1864, the Arlington National Cemetery was established.
  3. In 1916, the Boy Scouts of America was founded, incorporated by President Woodrow Wilson.
  4. In 1923, Lou Gehrig played his first major league baseball game with the New York Yankees.
  5. 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.
  6. 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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