On June 15th in history, many significant events took place. In 763 BC, Assyrians recorded a solar eclipse to help fix the chronology of Mesopotamian history. In 1215, King John signed the Magna Carta at Runnymede. Fast forward to 1775, George Washington was appointed commander-in-chief of the Continental Army. In 1844, chemist Charles Goodyear patented the vulcanization of rubber. Moving on to the 20th century, in 1963, Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion resigned.

In more recent history, on June 15th, 2017, film star Rebel Wilson won a defamation case against Bauer Media in Melbourne, Australia. On the same day in 2018, Professor Stephen Hawking’s ashes were interred in Westminster Abbey. In 2020, the US Supreme Court made a landmark decision ruling that gay and transgender workers cannot be discriminated against in the workplace.

Birthdays on June 15th include Xaviera Hollander, author, turning 81, Noddy Holder, guitarist/singer/songwriter of Slade, turning 78, and Courteney Cox, actress, turning 60. Other notable birthdays include Ice Cube, rapper/actor, turning 55, Neil Patrick Harris, actor, turning 51, and Mohammed Salah, footballer, turning 32.

As we reflect on the events and birthdays of June 15th throughout history, we see a mix of triumphs, innovations, and milestones that have shaped the world we live in today. It is essential to remember and learn from these significant moments as we move forward into the future.