15th July, on this day

1099 The city of Jerusalem is captured by the Crusaders - ending centuries of Muslim rule
1207 John of England expels Canterbury monks for supporting Archbishop of Canterbury Stephen Langton.
1240 A Novgorodian army led by Alexander Nevsky defeats the Swedes in the Battle of the Neva.
1381 John Ball, a leader in the Peasants' Revolt, hanged, drawn and quartered in the presence of Richard II of England.
1410 Poland and Lithuania defeat Teutonic Knights at Tannenberg
1662 Charles II grants charter to establish Royal Society in London
1685 James Scott, Duke of Monmouth, the illegitimate son of Charles II, is executed for leading rebellion against uncle, James II
1741 Alexei Chirikov sights land in Southeast Alaska. He sends some men aboard in a longboat, making them the first Europeans to visit Alaska
1795 The Marseillaise, written by Rouget De Lisle, is officially adopted as the French National Anthem
1799 Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta, by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard.
1806 Pike expedition: Near St. Louis, Missouri, United States Army Lieutenant Zebulon Pike begins an expedition from Fort Belle Fountaine to explore the west.
1815 French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte surrenders to Captain Maitland aboard the English ship Bellerophon, at Rochefort before being sent into exile on the island of St Helena
1823 A fire destroys the ancient Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls in Rome.
1856 Natal established as a British colony separate from Cape Colony
1864 Troop train loaded with Confederate prisoners collided with a
coal train killing 65 and injuring 109 of 955 aboard
1869 Margarine is patented in France by Hippolyte Mege Mouries of Pariss, for use by French Navy
1870 Georgia becomes last confederate to be readmitted to US
1870 Hudson's Bay and Northwest Territories transferred to Canada
1870 The Kingdom of Prussia and the Second French Empire commence the Franco-Prussian War
1870 Manitoba becomes 5th Canadian province and NW Territories created
1881 American outlaw 'Billy The Kid' - William Bonney - is shot dead by Sheiff Pat Garrett in New Mexico.
1888 Bandai volcano (Japan) erupts for 1st time in 1,000 years approximately 500 people are killed
1893 Commodore Perry arrives in Japan
1904 1st Buddhist temple in US established, Los Angeles
1912 British National Health Insurance Act goes into effect
1916 In Seattle, Washington, William Boeing and George Conrad Westervelt incorporate Pacific Aero Products (later renamed Boeing).
1918 2nd Battle of Marne began during WW I
1922 1st duck-billed platypus publicly exhibited in US, at NY zoo
1927 Massacre of July 15, 1927: 89 protesters are killed by the Austrian police in Vienna.
1929 1st airport hotel opens-Oakland, Ca
1931 Kid Chocolate becomes Cuba's first world boxing champion.
1933 Wiley Post began 1st solo flight around the world
1937 Japanese attack Marco Polo Bridge, invade China
1940 1st betatron placed in operation, Urbana, Il
1941 Florey and Heatley present freeze dried mold cultures (Pencillin)
1944 Greenwich Observatory damaged by WW II flying bomb
1946 British North Borneo Co transfers rights to British crown
1948 President Truman nominated for another term
1948 The self-help American anti-drink group, Alcoholics Annoymous, is introduced into Britain with a branch being formed in London.
1949 Czech tennis stars Jaroslav Drobny and Vladimir Cernik, defect to US
1952 1st transatlantic helicopter flight begins 1953 Murderer John Christie, responsible for the deaths of at least six women in his home at 10, Rillington Place, London is hanged.
1954 1st coml jet transport plane built in US tested (Boeing 707)
1955 Eighteen Nobel laureates signed the Mainau Declaration against nuclear weapons, later co-signed by thirty-four others.
1958 President Eisenhower sends US troops to Lebanon; they stay 3 months
1959 The steel strike of 1959 begins, leading to significant importation of foreign steel for the first time in United States history.
1963 Paul McCartney is fined for speeding
1965 The American Mariner IV satellite, launched in November 1964, begins transmitting close-up pictures of the surface of Mars back to earth.
1968 Both Pan American and Aeroflot begin direct air services between New York, USA and Moscow, USSR.
1970 Denmark beats Italy 2-0 in 1st world female soccer championship
1971 President Nixon announces he would visit People's Rep of China
1973 Ray Davies, announces retirement from Kinks then attempts suicide
1974 On the island of Cyprus, Archbishop Makarios is overthrown in a coup led by Greek officers in the National Guard. Nikos Sampson, a former EOKA leader, is appointed President.
1975 Soyuz 19 and Apollo 18 launched; rendezvous 2 days later
1976 36-hr kidnap of 26 schoolchildren and their bus driver in California
1979 U.S. President Jimmy Carter gives his famous "malaise" speech, where he characterizes the greatest threat to the country as "this crisis in the growing doubt about the meaning of our own lives and in the loss of a unity of purpose for our nation."
1982 Body of Wendy Caulfield, 1st Green River victim, found near Seattle
1983 8 killed, 54 wounded, by Armenian extremists bomb at Orly, France
1987 John Poindexter testifies at Iran-Contra hearings
1991 US troops leave northern Iraq
1997 Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace is shot dead in Miami by serial killer Andrew Cunanan who is already wanted by the FBI in connection with four other murders. Cunanan is later found dead after committing suicide.
1997 In Miami, Florida, serial killer Andrew Phillip Cunanan guns down Gianni Versace outside his home.
2002 "American Taliban" John Walker Lindh pleads guilty to supplying aid to the enemy and for the possession of explosives during the commission of a felony.
2002 Anti-Terrorism Court of Pakistan gave the death sentence to British born Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh and life terms to three other suspects in murdering Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
2003 AOL Time Warner disbands Netscape Communications Corporation. The Mozilla Foundation is established on the same day.

15th July 2006

Israel kills Lebanese civilians

Gunmen abduct Iraq Olympic chief

UK troops take Taleban stronghold

15th July 2007

Pakistan militants end truce deal

LA Church 'agrees abuse pay deal'

Libya hosts Darfur crisis talks

15th July 2008

Bombers kill Iraq army recruits

First Guantanamo video released

China gets ivory imports go-ahead

15th July 2009

More violence near Indonesia mine

15th July 2010

Gulf of Mexico leak has stopped

US drone 'kills 7 suspected militants'

Bus stop suicide bomb kills

Birthdates which occurred on 15th July :

1573 Inigo Jones London, architect; restored St Paul's cathedral
1606 Rembrandt van Rijn Leiden, Netherlands, painter (Night Watch)
1701 Pierre Joubert became oldest known Canadian (113 y 124 d at death)
1704 August Gottlieb Spangenberg founder of Moravian Church in N America
1779 Clement Clarke Moore US, author ('Twas the Night Before Xmas)
1796 Thomas Bulfinch mythologist (Bulfinch's Mythology)
1850 St Frances Xavier Cabrini [Mother Cabrini], 1st US saint
1872 Jos‚ Enrique Rod¢ Montevideo, philosopher/educator/essayist
1875 Frank "Pop" Morgenweck basketball hall of famer (elected 1962)
1889 Marjorie Rambeau SF Calif, actress (Primrose Path, Torch Song)
19-- Franklyn Seales St Vincent, actor (Dexter-Silver Spoons)
19-- Leonard Stabb actor (Hunter Guthrie-One Life to Live)
19-- Mark McMurtry rock bassist (Every Mother's Nightmare-Hard to Hold)
1902 Jean Rey Belgium, pres of European Commission (1967-70)
1913 Murvyn Vye Quincy Mass, actor (Bob Cummings Show)
1919 Iris Murdoch Ireland, novelist (Severed Head)
1925 Phil Carey Hackensack NJ, actor (Asa Buchanan-One Life to Live)
1927 Carmen Zapata NYC, actress (Hagen, Viva Valdez, Man & the City)
1932 Nina Van Pallandt Coopenhagen Denmark, actress (American Gigolo)
1934 Harrison Birtwistle Accringto, Lancashire, composer (Trombeau)
1935 Alex Karras Gary Ind, NFLer (Detroit Lions)/actor (George-Webster)
1935 Ken Kercheval Wolcottville Ind, actor (Cliff Barnes-Dallas)
1939 Patrick Wayne LA Calif, actor (Rounder, Shirley, Beyond Atlantis)
1943 Diligenti quintuplets Buenos Aires, Argentina
1944 Jan-Michael Vincent Denver, actor (Hooper, Tribes, Buster & Billie)
1945 Gene Upshaw NFL offensive tackle (Oakland Raider)
1946 Linda Ronstadt Tucson Az, singer (Different Drum)
1948 Enrique Basilio hurler, 1st lady to light Olympic flame (Mexico-1968)
1949 Trevor Horn rock producer (Buggles-Video Killed, Yes, Frankie)
1956 Kathy Kreiner Canada, giant slalom (Olympic-gold-1976)
1960 Kim Alexis Lockport NY, model (Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover)
1960 Willie Aames Newport Beach Ca, actor (8 is Enough, Paradise, Zapped)
1961 Forest Whitaker actor (Bloodsport, Platoon, Stakeout)
1962 Brigitte Nielsen Eisinore Denmark, actress (Red Sonja, Rocky IV)
1963 Shari Headley Brooklyn NY, actress (Mimi Reed-All My Children)
1966 Kristoff St John NYC, actor (Adam-Generations, Young & Restless)
1973 Brian Austin Green N Hollywood Cal, actor (David-Beverly Hills 90210)


Deaths which occurred on July 15th:
1869 A J Hayne black captain of Arkansas militia, assassinated
1881 William "Billy the Kid" Bonney killed by Pat Garrett
1940 Robert Wadlow world's tallest man (8'11.1"), dies at 32
1948 John J Persing US General (WW I), dies at 87
1957 George Cleveland actor (Grampa-Lassie), dies at 74
1958 Julia Lennon mother of Beatle John, dies in an auto accident
1980 Eddie Jackson comedian (Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 84
1982 Wendy Caulfield 1st Green River victim, found near Seattle
1983 Eddie Foy Jr actor (Eddie-Fair Exchange), dies of cancer at 78
1986 Benny Rubin actor/comedian (Benny Rubin Show), dies at 87
1986 Florence Halop actress (Florence-Night Court), dies at 63
1988 Eleanor Estes author (Ginger Pye, Moffats), dies at 82
1990 Troy Dixon rapper (Trouble T-Roy of Heavy D), dies at 22 from a fall
1991 Bert Convy actor (Snoop Sisters, Win Lose or Draw), dies at 57

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