The Week in History: June 11-15

It is time for another “The Week in History” sponsored by Cox Family Practice! We will give you insight on what happened this week in history. As always if there is an event that happened this week in history that we did not mention, then feel free to let us know here in the comments section, on Facebook, or on Twitter.

June 11

1876: Rutherford B. Hayes was selected as a presidential candidate by the Republican Party
1911: Tigers come back from 13-1 to defeat White Sox 16-15
1939: The King and Queen of England taste hot dogs for the first time at a party held by FDR
1978: The film “Grease” opened, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John

June 12

1922: Babe Ruth was struck out three straight time by St. Louis Brown’s Hub Pruett
1939: The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY opened
1975: Hank Aaron hit his first home run in Milwaukee since 1965
1991: The Chicago Bulls defeated the LA Lakers 4-1 for the 45th NBA Championship

June 13

1866: The 14th Amendment was passed by the House of Representatives
1920: Post office stated children could not be sent by parcel post
1922: Longest attack of hiccups – hiccupped over 435,000,000 times
1957: Ted Williams became the first American League player to have 2 games in 1 season with 3 home runs

June 14

1642: 1st compulsory education law passed in America (MA)
1922: President Harding was the first President to use radio
1942: “Bambi” was released
1989: Ronald Reagan received honorary knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II

June 15

1775: George Washington was appointed commander-in-chief of American Army
1844: Vulcanization of rubber was patented by Charles Goodyear
1871: Phoebe Couzins became the first female graduate of US law school
1916: Boy Scouts of America was formed

If you know of an event that happened next week in history, then lets us know and we  will it in next week’s “The Week in History” post.

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