June 15

Saint Vitus' Day. The English said, "If St. Vitus' Day be rainy weather, It will rain for thirty days together."

The “European Secret Army,” opponents of Algerian independence, dynamited public buildings and a dam in Algeria, an African colony of France, 1961.

US pilots attacked six Japanese ships that were involved in supporting an invasion of the Aleutian islands, 1942.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park was established, 1934.

The first non-stop trans-Atlantic airplane flight was completed, 1919, by John Alcock and Lieutenant Arthur Browne. They flew from Newfoundland to Ireland.

A steamboat disaster on the East River at New York City claimed over 900 lives, 1904. The General Slocum was carrying a church group on an excursion when it caught fire and sank. 

Great Britain agreed to limitations on seal hunts in the Bering Sea, 1891, under pressure from the United States.

The first issue of the Deseret News went on sale in Salt Lake City, 1850.

Idaho's first state governor, George L. Shoup, was born, 1836. Governor Shoup served only a few months before the legislature made him one of Idaho's first U.S. Senators, an office he held for a little over ten years. Shoup had lived in Colorado and Montana before making a home in Salmon, Idaho.

French commander Bienville de Celoron began a journey through the Ohio River drainage, 1749, claiming the Ohio Valley for France. Since the English colonies claimed all land west of them to the Pacific Ocean for England, conflict was guaranteed.

Georgian troops under Governor James Oglethorpe abandoned their effort to seize the Spanish fort at St. Augustine, Florida, 1740.

The first trial for witchcraft in the Massachusetts Bay Colony was held, 1649. Margaret Jones was convicted and executed at Charlestown, Massachusetts. The famous Salem witch trials occurred in 1692.

The Magna Carta was signed, 1215.

Emotion is a poor substitute for action.

Christians are the light of the world, but the switch must be turned on.

Don't ever slam the door; you might want to go back. -- Don Herold

Galatians 5:22-25 (American Standard Version)

   But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
   And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

80 Average High Temperature in Boise

54 Average Low Temperature in Boise

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