15th June
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1992 Vice President Dan Quayle Gives An Embarrassing Spelling Lesson...

It was to become the most memorable moment of US VP Quayle's term in office...

Whilst visiting a school in Trenton, New Jersey, he told a student that "potato" should be spelled "potatoe" on this day.

It was on this day...
1846 The Border Between The USA And Canada Is Established

It was set out in the Oregon Treaty between Great Britain and the United States.

The treaty established the 49th parallel from the Rocky Mountains to the Strait of Georgia as the boundary between the United States and British Canada.

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1752 Benjamin Franklin and his son confirm that lightning is electrical by flying a kite with a key at the end of it.

1844 Charles Goodyear obtains a US patent for the vulcanisation of rubber.

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