History Blog

June 15

Happy Birthday RIP Waylon Jennings(1937–2002) ; Jorge Ribe(Rivero)–85 Steve Walsh–72 Xi Jinping–70 James Belushi–69 Julie Hagerty–68 Eileen Davidson–64 Helen Hunt–60 Courteney Cox-Arquette–59 Leah Remini–53 Neil Patrick Harris–50 James “Greg” Vaughan Jr–50 ; 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