15 June It Happened Today
1215 The Magna Carta is signed at Runnymede near London by King John.
1381 Wat Tyler, leader of the “Peasants Revolt”, is hanged in London.
1860 Florence Nightingale opens the world’s first school for nurses at St Thomas’ Hospital in London.
1884 Birth of American silent film actor Harry Langdon.
1919 Captain John Alcock and Lieutenant Arthur Whitten Brown land in Ireland after completing the first non stop trans Atlantic flight.
1934 Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini meet for the first time.