History Blog

June 15

Happy Birthday RIP Waylon Jennings(1937–2002) ; Jorge Ribe(Rivero)–84 Steve Walsh–71 Xi Jinping–69 James Belushi–68 Julie Hagerty–67 Eileen Davidson–63 Helen Hunt–59 Courteney Cox-Arquette–58 Leah Remini–52 Neil Patrick Harris–49 James “Greg” Vaughan Jr–49 ; 1844 – Charles Goodyear receives a patent for vulcanization, a process to strengthen rubber ; 1916 – United States President Woodrow Wilson signs a bill incorporating the Boy Scouts of America, making them the only American youth organization with a federal charter ; 1934 – The United States Great Smoky Mountains National Park is founded