All of the events below occurred on June 15.
1215: King John of England puts his seal on the Magna Carta.
1752: Benjamin Franklin proves lightning and electricity are the same, by tying a key to the string of a kite he flies during a thunderstorm.
1836: Arkansas is admitted as the 25th U.S. state.
1864: Arlington National Cemetery is established on 200 acres of Virginia land once owned by Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
1937: Singer-songwriter and actor Waylon Jennings is born in Littlefield, Texas.
1965: Bob Dylan begins recording "Like a Rolling Stone", a song that transforms him from folk artist to rock star.
1994: Walt Disney Pictures releases the animated musical, "The Lion King", which becomes the highest grossing picture of the year.
2014: Announcer and voice actor Casey Kasem dies in Gig Harbor, Washington at age 82.