Today In History – June 15th
WINNIPEG, MB – A lot happened Today In History, here’s just some of it…
1815 Most Selkirk settlers, who had grown dependent on buffalo for survival, forced to leave for Upper Canada because of harassment by Métis hunters.
1900 Cornerstone of Winnipeg’s Salvation Army Citadel is laid.
1924 Ford Motor Company manufactures its 10 millionth Model T automobile.
1944 Baptist Minister Tommy Douglas wins Saskatchewan election in a landslide, forms Canada’s First socialist government.
1956 John Lennon, 15, of the Quarrymen, meets Paul McCartney, 14, at a Woolton Parish Church dinner in Liverpool. He invites him to join the group that would become the Beatles.
1962 Canada becomes the third power to reach space with the launch of a scientific satellite by NASA.
1966 The Beatles release “Yesterday and Today” with its controversial “butcher” sleeve – a photo of The Beatles surrounded by bloody baby doll parts. The cover is changed to a more conventional photo, and the butcher version becomes a collector’s item.
1969 “Hee Haw” debuts.
1990 Elijah Harper blocks Premier Gary Filmon’s attempt to introduce the Meech Lake resolution in the Manitoba Legislature; puts in procedural roadblocks until June 20, 1990, past the deadline; says Meech Lake Accord did not address native concerns.
1990 “Dick Tracy” with Warren Beatty and Madonna premieres.
1995 O.J. Simpson struggles to put on a pair of gloves that prosecutors said were worn the night of the Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman murders.
2002 Mick Jagger is knighted by Queen Elizabeth.
2007 Bob Barker’s last show as host of “Price Is Right” airs.
2015 Real estate mogul Donald Trump launches his campaign for U.S. President.
And today is also…Career Nurse Assistants Day, Dump The Pump Day, Global Wind Day, Magna Carta Day, Day of Prayer for Law Enforcement Officers, Nature Photography Day, Recess At Work Day, Smile Power Day, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and Worldwide Day of Giving.
Hal Anderson, MyToba News
Photo – IMDb