15 June 1934
On this date in 1934…
The U.S. Congress established the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee and North Carolina on what was once Cherokee land.
- 1822 – Denmark Vessy instigated and led a slave rebellion in South Carolina.
- 1836 – Arkansas became the 25th U.S. state.
- 1863 – The Battle of Winchester, Virginia.
- 1969 – The Southern country music, variety, and comedy show, Hee Haw first aired on CBS television and continued unabated for 21 years.
- 1970 – Black mobs rioted in Miami, Florida.
- 1971 – Black mobs rioted in Jacksonville, Florida.
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