June 15

King John puts his seal to Magna Carta

June 15, 1215

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    Magna Carta: Cornerstone of the U.S. Constitution

    Magna Carta served to lay the foundation for the evolution of parliamentary government and subsequent declarations of rights in Great Britain and the United States. In attempting to establish checks on the king's powers, this document asserted the right of "due process" of law.

Kobayashi Issa, Japanese haiku master, is born

June 15, 1763

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