15 June 2021: This day in history

763 BC Assyrians record a solar eclipse that will be used to fix the chronology of Mesopotamian history

1215 King John signs Magna Carta at Runnymede, near Windsor, England

1775 George Washington appointed commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, the day after Congress establishes the force

1896 Tsunami strikes Shinto festival on beach at Sanriku, Japan; 27,000 are killed, 9,000 injured and 13,000 houses destroyed

1940 World War II: France surrenders to NAZI Germany, German troops occupy Paris

1991 Climactic eruption of the Mount Pinatubo volcano in the Philippines, the second-largest volcanic eruption on Earth of the 20th century


Source: Onthisday.com


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