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HistoryBuzz — June 15, 2014

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Matthew Hedger
06/15/2014 7:01 PM
Today is Sunday, June 15, the 166th day of 2014 with 199 to follow.

This is Father's Day in many countries.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Neptune, Uranus and Venus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Saturn.

In 1215, under pressure from rebellious barons, England's King John signed the Magna Carta, a crucial first step toward creating Britain's constitutional monarchy.

In 1752, Benjamin Franklin, in a dangerous experiment, demonstrated the relationship between lightning and electricity by flying a kite during a storm in Philadelphia. An iron key suspended from the kite string attracted a lightning...

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