Top Ten Headlines of Today – 15th June
2) Civil War 1863 – President Lincoln calls for help in protecting Washington, D.C.
3) Crime 2005 – Police search Van der Sloot home in Holloway disappearance
5) Art, Literature, and Film History 1963 – Kyu Sakamoto tops the charts with “Sukiyaki”
On this day in 1986, driving legend Richard Petty makes the 1,000th start of his National Association for Stock Car Racing (NASCAR) career, in the Miller American 400 in Brooklyn, Michigan. He became the first driver in NASCAR history to log 1,000 career starts.
Following a revolt by the English nobility against his rule, King John puts his royal seal on the Magna Carta, or “Great Charter.”
On this day in 1943, Paul Blobel, an SS colonel, is given the assignment of coordinating the destruction of the evidence of the grossest of Nazi atrocities, the systematic extermination of European Jews.