Top Ten Headlines of Today - 15th June

Top Ten Headlines of Today – 15th June

Top Ten Headlines of Today – 15th June

1) American Revolution 1776 – Delaware declares independence

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

4) Russia 1864 – Battle of Petersburg begins

5) Art, Literature, and Film History 1963 – Kyu Sakamoto tops the charts with “Sukiyaki”

6) 19th Century 1846 – U.S.-Canadian border established
7) Black History 1877:  First African American graduate of West Point
Henry Ossian Flipper, born a slave in Thomasville, Georgia, in 1856, is the first African American cadet to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.
8) Inventions & Science 1986: Richard Petty makes 1,000th start

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.

9) Great Britain 1215: King John puts his seal on the Magna Carta

Following a revolt by the English nobility against his rule, King John puts his royal seal on the Magna Carta, or “Great Charter.”

10) World War II 1943: The “Blobel Commando” begins its cover-up of atrocities

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.

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Top Ten Headlines of Today - 15th June