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Today In History

Sun., June 15, 1997

In 1215: King John put his seal to Magna Carta (“the Great Charter”) at Runnymede, England, granting his barons more liberty.

In 1775: The Second Continental Congress voted unanimously to appoint George Washington head of the Continental Army.

In 1846: The United States and Britain signed a treaty settling a boundary dispute between Canada and the United States in the Pacific Northwest.

In 1944: American forces began their successful invasion of Saipan.


 
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