Momentous events in history: June 15, 2017

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Telegraph

Today is global wind day.

Holidays:

Global wind day.

Story:

1667 Jean-Baptiste Denis made the first ever successful transfusion of human blood.

The 1896 earthquake and tsunami in Japan killed 27,000 people.

Born on this day:

1843 Edvard Grieg, Norwegian composer.

1914 Saul Steinberg American artist, a master of caricature.

1921 Gavriil Ilizarov, Soviet orthopedic surgeon, Professor.

1946 Demis Roussos Greek singer and musician.

Died:

1849 James K. Polk 11th U.S. President (1845-1849), one of the most active presidents of the 19th century.

1996 Ella Fitzgerald American jazz singer.

2003-Hume cronyn an American actor and screenwriter.

2015 Zhanna Friske Russian singer, TV presenter, actress.

Birthday:

Dmitri, Ivan, Konstantin, Maria, Juliana .

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