Monk dies, leaves a remarkably well-preserved mummy

June 15, 1927 Buryatia, Siberia, Russia Dashi-Dorzho Itigilov, a Buryat Buddhist lama, dies at the age of 75 while meditating in the lotus position Itigilov's wishes were to be buried in the position in which he died, the lotus position he assumed during meditation. He was buried according to his wishes in a pine box…

Steamboat catches fire, sinks, killing over 1000

June 15, 1904 East River, New York City, New York The PS General Slocum catches fire and sinks, killing an estimated 1,021 of the 1,342 on board The General Slocum was ferrying a group for an annual church function when a fire started in the steamboat’s Lamp Room. The flames spread rapidly due to oil-soaked…

Photo found of what appears to be abducted children

June 15, 1989 Port St. Joe, Florida A Polaroid photograph depicting two restrained minors is found in a convenience store parking lot The woman who found the photograph reported it to officials, and stated it had been found in a parking space that had been occupied by a white, windowless van directly before the photo’s…