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.

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