History Blog

June 15

Happy Birthday RIP Waylon Jennings(1937–2002) ; Jorge Ribe(Rivero)–83 Steve Walsh–70 Xi Jinpingi–68 James Belushi–67 Julie Hagerty–66 Eileen Davison–62 Helen Hunt–58 Courteney Cox-Arquette–57 Leah Remini–51 Neil Patrick Harris–48 James “Greg” Vaughan Jr–48 ; 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