June 15 ⇒Back
June 15 ⇒Back
701 - ◆The first Kemari competition is held in Japan.
Kemari is a ball game that was popular in Japan during the Heian Period. Kemari has been revived in modern times.
1189 - ★(death) Minamoto no Yoshitsune, Japanese general.
Yoshitsune is defeated at the Battle of Koromo River and commits suicide.
1902 - ◆The New York Central railroad inaugurates the 20th Century Limited passenger train.
This event was probably Japan's conspiracy which commemorted the deathday of Hojo Yasutoki (June 15, Koki 1902).(Timeline)
1944 – ◆Battle of Saipan. The United States invades Saipan (World War II).
1954 – ◆Naguib Sawiris, Egyptian businessman and politician.
He is the executive chairman of the telecommunications companies Wind Telecom and Orascom Telecom Holding (OTH) before turning to politics in May 2011.
The day is the 10th anniversary of the Battle of Saipan (June 15, 1944).
The day is May 15 in the Japanese calendar, and is the 200th anniversary of the eruption of the Taal volcano (May 15, 1754) and is the 50th anniversary of the two imperial princes' promotion to general (May 15, 1904 in the Japanese calendar).
1954 – ◆UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) is formed in Basel, Switzerland.
The day is the 1253rd anniversary of the first Kemari competition in Japan (June 15, 701).
1960 – ★Thousands of protesters storm into the parliament building (Tokyo, Japan).
They are angry over Japan's ratification of the security treaty with the United States. They clash with police. One female student, Michiko Kamba, is killed, and more than 600 students are injured.
The day is May 22 in the Japanese calendar and on the day the Great Chilean Earthquake occurs (May 22, 1960).
The day is the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the Treaty of Amity and Commerce between the United States and Japan (May 22, 1860).
1974 – ◆The Global Atmospheric Research Program begins.
The day is the 20th birthday of Naguib Sawiris (June 15, 1954).
1991 - ◆Mount Pinatubo erupts (the Philippines).
The eruption is the second largest terrestrial eruption of the 20th century. The final death toll tops 800.
1996 - ◆In Manchester, UK, a massive IRA bomb injures over 200 people and devastates a large part of the city centre.