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June 15: This Day That Year

June 15

- 1762 - Austria starts using paper currency.

- 1775 - George Washington appointed commander-in-chief of the American Army.

- 1849 - James Knox Polk, 11th US President (1845-1849), dies in Nashville Tenn (born November 2, 1795, age 53).

- 1877 - Henry Ossian Flipper becomes 1st African American to graduate from West Point Military Academy

- 1940 - World War II: France surrenders & German troops occupy Paris

- 1953 - Birthday: Xi Jinping, president of the People's Republic of China (2013 - ), born in Beijing.

- 1973 - Birthday: Neil Patrick Harris, actor (Doogie Howser MD), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico

- 2012 - Apple I computer sold for $374,500.

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