This Day in History (1955): Tip-Toe through the Tulips
Young singers perform in Dhahran theater.
From the June 15, 1955, edition of The Sun and Flare
Members of Dhahran's Junior choral group rehearse "Tip-Toe Through the Tulips with Me," of the popular selections on the program slated for Saturday night in the Dhahran theater.
In the photograph (back row, left to right) are Carol Clark, Diane Armstrong, Leanne Furman, Margaret Singelyn, Merrily Sheets, Gladys McWood, Ann Thelhelm, Linda Fitzhugh, Jean Windecker, Suda Proshaka, and Jerry Christopherson; (front row) Susan Shenck, Carole Vandenbarre, Karen Belcher, and Hope Ackerman.
Also on this date
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2012 — Nik Wallenda becomes the first person to successfully tightrope walk directly over Niagara Falls
2001 — Leaders of China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan form the Shanghai Cooperation Organization
1991 — Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines erupts in the second-largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century, killing over 800 people
1978 — King Hussein of Jordan marries American Lisa Halaby, who takes the name Queen Noor
1977 — The first democratic elections take place in Spain
1964 — American actress Courteney Cox is born in Birmingham, Alabama
1953 — President of China and General Secretary of the Communist Party Xi Jinping is born in Beijing
1944 — In Saskatchewan, the CCF led by Tommy Douglas is elected an forms the first socialist government in North America
1921 — Bessie Coleman earns her pilot's license and becomes the first female pilot of African-American descent
1916 — U.S. president Woodrow Wilson signs a bill incorporating the Boy Scouts of America, making them the only American youth organization with a federal charter
1896 — A massive tsunami in Japan kills more than 22,000 people
1878 — Eadweard Muybridge takes a series of photographs to prove that all four feet of a horse leave the ground when it runs; the study becomes the basis of motion pictures
1844 — Charles Goodyear receives a patent for vulcanization, a process to strengthen rubber
1752 — Benjamin Franklin proves that lighting is electricity
1667 — First human blood transfusion is administered by Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys
1215 — King John of England puts his seal to the Magna Carta
763 BC — Assyrians record a solar eclipse that is later used to fix the chronology of Mesopotamian history