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June 15th stands out in the global calendar for its diverse array of holidays and celebrations. From raising social awareness to indulging in unique hobbies, the range of observances reflects the multifaceted interests of people worldwide.

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Interesting Facts of June 15th

  1. 1. June 15th, 1215, is a historically significant date as it marks the sealing of the Magna Carta by King John of England at Runnymede, near Windsor. This document is seen as an early step in the development of constitutional government and the principle that nobody is above the law, including the king.
  2. 2. On this day in 1844, Charles Goodyear received a patent for vulcanization, a process that strengthens rubber, changing the manufacturing world forever.
  3. 3. In the arts, Edvard Grieg, the renowned Norwegian composer, was born on June 15, 1843. He is best known for his Piano Concerto in A minor and his incidental music to Henrik Ibsen's play 'Peer Gynt'.
  4. 4. 1904 saw a tragic turn of events when the steamboat General Slocum caught fire and sank in the East River of New York City, leading to the deaths of over 1,000 people, mostly women and children. It remains one of the deadliest maritime disasters in American history.