What happened on 15 June?

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Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 15 June, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 15 JUNE

2013 | A bomb exploded on a bus in the Pakistani city of Quetta and at least 25 people died, wounding 22 others.

2012 | Nik Wallenda became the first person to successfully tightrope walk directly over Niagara Falls.

2001 | The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation was formed by Leaders of the People’s Republic of China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.

1994 | Israel and Vatican City established full diplomatic relations on this day.

1978 | King Hussein of Jordan married American Lisa Halaby, who took the name, Queen Noor.

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BIRTHDAYS

1964 | American actress, and producer, Courteney Cox.

1939 | American activist, and businessman, founded the American Civil Rights Institute, Ward Connerly, Ward Connerly.

1958 | American baseball player, Wade Boggs.

1953 | Chinese engineer and politician, General Secretary of the Communist Party and President of China, Xi Jinping.

1984 | Colombian footballer, Edison Toloza.

ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

1996 | American singer, and actress, Ella Fitzgerald, 79.

2008 | Canadian ice hockey player, Ray Getliffe, 94.

2016 | American author, Lois Duncan, 82.

1989 | Irish actor, Ray McAnally, 63.

1996 | Firs Baronet, Scottish general and politician, Sir Fitzroy Maclean,85.

SPORTS

1982 | Hungary defeated El Salvador 10-1on this day in a World Cup group stage match in Spain with László Kiss being the first substitute to score a hat-trick in the World Cup finals

ENTERTAINMENT

2012 | “Let it Shine” was released on this day in the United States. It was directed by Paul Hoen.

AFRICA FACT

The ninth longest river in the world is the Congo River whose sources are in the mountains.

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