July 15th Events

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July 15th, 2003 (July 15 2003)EventAOL Time Warner disbands Netscape Communications Corporation. The Mozilla Foundation is established on the same day.
July 15th, 2002 (July 15 2002)Event"American Taliban" John Walker Lindh pleads guilty to supplying aid to the enemy and to possession of explosives during the commission of a felony.
July 15th, 2002 (July 15 2002)EventAnti-Terrorism Court of Pakistan hands down the death sentence to British born Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh and life terms to three others suspected of murdering Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
July 15th, 1997 (July 15 1997)EventIn Miami, Florida, serial killer Andrew Phillip Cunanan guns down Gianni Versace outside his home.
July 15th, 1996 (July 15 1996)EventA Belgian Air Force C-130 Hercules carrying the Royal Netherlands Army marching band crashes on landing at Eindhoven Airport.
July 15th, 1994 (July 15 1994)EventThe new Ivybridge railway station, costing ?380,000, opens in the town of Ivybridge, Devon, England. Devo Quotes
July 15th, 1979 (July 15 1979)EventU.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."Jimmy Carter Quotes
July 15th, 1974 (July 15 1974)EventIn Nicosia, Cyprus, Greek-sponsored nationalists launch a coup d etat, deposing President Makarios and installing Nikos Sampson as Cypriot president.
July 15th, 1959 (July 15 1959)EventThe steel strike of 1959 begins, leading to significant importation of foreign steel for the first time in United States history.
July 15th, 1955 (July 15 1955)EventEighteen Nobel laureates sign the Mainau Declaration against nuclear weapons, later co-signed by thirty-four others.
July 15th, 1954 (July 15 1954)EventFirst flight of the Boeing 367-80, prototype for both the Boeing 707 and C-135 series.
July 15th, 1934 (July 15 1934)EventContinental Airlines commences operations.
July 15th, 1931 (July 15 1931)EventKid Chocolate becomes Cuba s first world boxing champion.
July 15th, 1929 (July 15 1929)EventFirst weekly radio broadcast of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir radio show, Music and the Spoken Word.
July 15th, 1927 (July 15 1927)EventMassacre of July 15, 1927: 89 protesters are killed by the Austrian police in Vienna.
July 15th, 1918 (July 15 1918)EventWorld War I: the Second Battle of the Marne begins near the River Marne with a German attack.
July 15th, 1916 (July 15 1916)EventIn Seattle, Washington, William Boeing and George Conrad Westervelt incorporate Pacific Aero Products (later renamed Boeing).George Washington Quotes
July 15th, 1888 (July 15 1888)EventThe stratovolcano Mount Bandai erupts killing approximately 500 people.
July 15th, 1870 (July 15 1870)EventReconstruction era of the United States: Georgia becomes the last of the former Confederate states to be readmitted to the Union.
July 15th, 1870 (July 15 1870)EventRupert s Land and the North-Western Territory are transferred to Canada from the Hudson s Bay Company, and the province of Manitoba and the North-West Territories are established from these vast territories.
July 15th, 1870 (July 15 1870)EventThe Kingdom of Prussia and the Second French Empire commence the Franco-Prussian War.
July 15th, 1823 (July 15 1823)EventA fire destroys the ancient Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls in Rome.
July 15th, 1815 (July 15 1815)EventNapoleon Bonaparte surrenders aboard HMS Bellerophon.Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes
July 15th, 1806 (July 15 1806)EventPike expedition: near St. Louis, Missouri, United States Army Lieutenant Zebulon Pike begins an expedition from Fort Belle Fountaine to explore the west.
July 15th, 1799 (July 15 1799)EventThe Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-Francois Bouchard during Napoleon s Egyptian Campaign.
July 15th, 1789 (July 15 1789)EventGilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette, is named by acclamation colonel-general of the new National Guard of Paris.
July 15th, 1741 (July 15 1741)EventAlexei Chirikov sights land in Southeast Alaska. He sends men ashore in a longboat, making them the first Europeans to visit Alaska.
July 15th, 1685 (July 15 1685)EventJames Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth is executed at Tower Hill, England after his defeat at the Battle of Sedgemore on 6 July 1685.
July 15th, 1410 (July 15 1410)EventBattle of Grunwald: allied forces of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania defeat the army of the Teutonic Order.
July 15th, 1381 (July 15 1381)EventJohn Ball, a leader in the Peasants Revolt, is hanged, drawn and quartered in the presence of Richard II of England.
July 15th, 1240 (July 15 1240)EventA Novgorodian army led by Alexander Nevsky defeats the Swedes in the Battle of the Neva.
July 15th, 1207 (July 15 1207)EventJohn of England expels Canterbury monks for supporting Archbishop of Canterbury Stephen Langton.
July 15th, 1099 (July 15 1099)EventFirst Crusade: Christian soldiers take the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem after the final assault of a difficult siege.

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