Friday, June 15, 2012

TODAY IN HISTORY

JUNE 15

 1775:The Second Continental Congress unanimously appoints George Washington to serve as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army.

1215: Pressured by a group of nobles, King John signs the Magna Carta in Runnymede, England. The Magna Carta is the first document in English history specifically granting liberties to the people.

1978: King Hussein of Jordan marries American Lisa Halaby, who becomes Queen Noor, in Amman, Jordan.



1934: Great Smoky Mountains National Park founded

1878:The first attempt at motion pictures (using 12 cameras that each take 1 picture).

1752Ben Franklin: lightning is electricity
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