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Famous Events For July 15

Famous Events For July 15 – Today In History

July 15: Today in History – Historical Events

Early Centuries – July 15  Historic Events – Before the 1700s

1. 15th July 1099: During the First Crusade Christian forces captured and plundered Jerusalem.
2. 15th July 1205: It was said by Pope Innocent III that Jews are doomed to perpetual servitude and subjugation due to the crucifixion of Jesus.
3. 15th July 1207: The Canterbury monks were expelled by King John of England for supporting Archbishop of Canterbury Stephen Langton.


4. 15th July 1240: Alexander Nevsky led the Novgorodian Army to victory against the Swedes in the Battle of Neva.
5. 15th July 1307: Duke Henrik of Croatia was today chosen as the King of Bohemia.
6. 15th July 1501: After successfully discovering Brazil and returning from India, Portuguese explorer Pedro Cabral arrived in Lisbon today.
7. 15th July 1524: The German national synod was banned by Emperor Charles I today.
8. 15th July 1538: Emperor Charles I and King Francois I held peace talks today.
9. 15th July 1662: The Royal Society in London was chartered by King Charles II today.
10. 15th July 1755: France recalls its ambassador from London.

18th Century – What Happened on July 15 – The 1700s

11. 15th July 1779: Fort Stony Point in New York was conquered by American troops led by General A Wayne.


12. 15th July 1787: Parliament in Paris was today banished to Troyes.
13. 15th July 1799: During Napoleon Bonaparte’s Egyptian campaign, French Captain Pierre Francoise Bouchard found the Rosetta Stone in the Egyptian village of Rosetta.

19th Century – July 15 This Day That Year – The 1800s

14. 15th July 1808: French Marshal Joachim Murat became the King of Naples today.
15. 15th July 1815: After his earlier defeat in the Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon surrendered to Captain Fredrick Maitland of HMS Bellerophon at Rochefort today.
16. 15th July 1815: A flat horse race was held for the first time today at the English race track Cheltenham on Nottingham Hill.
17. 15th July 1823: The ancient Basilica of St Paul outside the walls of Rome was destroyed by fire today.
18. 15th July 1840: The Quadruple Alliance was signed by Great Britain, Russia, Austria, and Prussia today.


19. 15th July 1863: Service duty ordered by President Davis for the Confederate army.
20. 15th July 1867: The San Francisco Merchant’s Exchange was opened today.
21. 15th July 1870: Georgia was readmitted to the US today. It became the first confederate to be readmitted.
22. 15th July 1870: Hudson Bay and Northwest territories were handed over to Canada today.
23. 15th July 1888: In Japan, Bandai volcano erupted for the first time today after 1,000 years.
24. 15th July 1898: Physician and Nobel Laureate Camillo Golgi discovered the Golgi apparatus, which is a delicate network inside cells essential for the transmission of and reception of information between the cells.

20th Century – Important Events On This Day July 15th – The 1900s

25. 15th July 1902: In cricket, Ranjitsinhji playing for Sussex scored 180 runs before lunch Vs Surrey.
26. 15th July 1904: The first Buddhist temple in the US was established in Los Angeles today.


27. 15th July 1906: Opening of the Republic Museum at Rembrandt Hall in Amsterdam today.
28. 15th July 1912: The British National Health Insurance Act came into effect today.
29. 15th July 1912: Jim Thorpe, an athlete from America won the Olympic Decathlon gold medal today. He was placed on top of 4 events of the 10 events and scored 8,413 points.
30. 15th July 1914: Mexican President Huerta fled to Europe with 2 million pesos.
31. 15th July 1915: The contents of a briefcase lost in a subway by the head of German propaganda in the US Dr. Heinrich Albert revealed an extensive network of German espionage and subversion across the US.
32. 15th July 1915: Austro-German forces launched an offensive along the Eastern Front.
33. 15th July 1916: William Boeing, the aviation pioneer formed Boeing Company (Pacific Aero) in Seattle, Washington today.
34. 15th July 1922: The New York Zoo, exhibited to the public the first duck-billed platypus today.
35. 15th July 1923: The Italian Parliament accepted the new constitution today.

36. 15th July 1927: Austrian police today killed 89 protesters in Vienna today.
37. 15th July 1929: The first airport hotel opened today in Oakland, California.
38. 15th July 1932: President Herbert Hoover of the US, cut his salary by 15% today.
39. 15th July 1933: Willy Post commenced his first solo flight around the world today.
40. 15th July 1934: Continental Airlines started its operations today.
41. 15th July 1936: The Dutch 2nd Chamber consented to temporarily increase its defense budget today.
42. 15th July 1937: The Japanese attacked the Marco Polo Bridge and invaded China today.
43. 15th July 1939: Clara Adams completed the round the world flight and became the first woman to do so.
44. 15th July 1940: The library of IISG in Amsterdam was today seized by Nazi occupiers.
45. 15th July 1941: Howard Florey and Norman Heatley presented “Penicillin” (freeze-dried mold culture) today.
46. 15th July 1941: The MAUDE committee report 1941 on the use of Uranium for bombs, edited by James Chadwick was approved. It concludes that the atomic bomb is feasible.
47. 15th July 1944: Greenwich Observatory was damaged by a World War II flying bomb.

48. 15th July 1946: The rights of the British North Borneo Company transferred to the modern-day Sabah of the British Crown today.
49. 15th July 1948: During the Arab-Israel war Cairo was bombed by Israel.
50. 15th July 1948: Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in Britain today.
51. 15th July 1948: US President Harry Truman gets nominated for the 2nd term in Philadelphia.
52. 15th July 1955: The Mainau Declaration against nuclear weapons was signed by 18 Nobel laureates. It was later cosigned by 34 more laureates.
53. 15th July 1957: A Dutch Super Constellation flight crashed near New Guinea killing 56 people.
54. 15th July 1957: Nuclear test performed by the US at its test site in Nevada.
55. 15th July 1958: President Eisenhower of the US, dispatched US troops to Lebanon. They stayed in Lebanon for 3 months.
56. 15th July 1959: The US Steel strike of 1959 commenced. This led to substantial import of foreign steel for the first time in the history of the US.

57. 15th July 1960: Chubby Checker released his version of “The Twist” dance in the US.
58. 15th July 1960: UN troops arrived in the Congo today to help deal with the political crisis that developed after Tshombe declared independence from Katanga province.
59. 15th July 1961: Equal rights for men and women accepted in Spain today.
60. 15th July 1962: Angola became a member of the Arab League today.
61. 15th July 1962: An agreement on New Guinea was reached between the Netherlands and Indonesia today.
62. 15th July 1967: Nuclear test performed by USSR at their test site at Eastern Kazak/Semipalatinsk USSR.
63. 15th July 1968: France today performed its nuclear test at the Mururoa atoll.
64. 15th July 1968: Commercial air travel between the US and the USSR commenced today.

65. 15th July 1970: In the world female soccer championship Denmark beat Italy 2-0 today.
66. 15th July 1971: President Richard Nixon announced today that he would be visiting the People’s Republic of China.
67. 15th July 1974: Television news reporter Christine Chubbuck shot herself on a live telecast on TV-WXLT-TV, Florida. She was the first person to commit suicide while on live broadcast.
68. 15th July 1975: Soyuz 19 and Apollo 18 were launched today and they will rendezvous 2 days later.
69. 15th July 1979: In India, Morarji Desai resigned as Prime Minister of India today.
70. 15th July 1983: Armenian extremist’s bomb killed 8 people and wounded 54 in Orly, France.
71. 15th July 1987: Singer and songwriter Boy George was banned from a British TV show for he may be a bad influence.
72. 15th July 1987: At the Iran-Contra hearings, John Poindexter testified today.
73. 15th July 1992: Pope John Paus II was hospitalized today for 3 weeks to have the tumor removed.

21st Century – July 15 This Day In History – The 2000s

74. 15th July 2002: In India space scientist A. P. J. Abdul Kalam was elected as President of India. The results were announced on the 18th.
75. 15th July 2009: In New Zealand, an earthquake of magnitude 7.9, which was registered 160 KM west of Invercargill created a small Tsunami.
76. 15th July 2012: Russia launched the Soyuz rocket with an international team for a mission to the international space station.
77. 15th July 2013: Riots broke out after a boxing match in Indonesia. 18 people were killed and 47 injured in the riots.
78. 15th July 2014: Whereas Israel announced that it has officially voted to accept the ceasefire proposed by Egypt, Hamas rejected it saying that they were not consulted.
79. 15th July 2017: In tennis, Venus Williams was beaten by Garbine Muguruza of Spain 7-5, 6-0 in the Wimbledon Women’s Tennis finals for her 2nd Grand Slam title.

80. 15th July 2018: An 8-year-old girl found the pre-Viking-era sword in Vidostern Lake today. She was proclaimed Queen of Sweden by the internet.

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