Daily Archives: June 15, 2014

‘The Lion King’ begins limited release in North America 20 years ago today (June 15 1994)

Video: 'The Lion King' trailer

(Wednesday, June 15, 1994)The Lion King, an action film about a morally ambivalent cop who must remove a bomb planted under a bus that’s triggered to explode when its speed drops below 50 mph, began a limited release in North America today.

Directed by Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff, the film featured the voices Matthew Broderick, James Earl Jones, Jeremy Irons, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Moira Kelly, Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Rowan Atkinson, Robert Guillaume, Madge Sinclair, Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin and Jim Cummings.

Arlington National Cemetery established around General Lee’s former mansion 150 years ago today (June 15 1864)

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(Wednesday, June 15, 1864; during the American Civil War) — Arlington National Cemetery was established today when 200 acres around Arlington Mansion (formerly owned by Confederate General Robert E. Lee) were officially set aside as a military cemetery by U.S. Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton.