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    World Map / This Day in History / What Happend on July 15

    July 15 in History

    1099Jerusalem falls to the Crusaders.
    1410Poles and Lithuanians defeat the Teutonic knights at Tannenburg, Prussia.
    1685The Duke of Monmouth is executed in Tower Hill in England.
    1789The electors of Paris set up a “Commune” to live without the authority of the government.
    1806Lieutenant Zebulon Pike begins his western expedition from Fort Belle Fountaine.
    1813Napoleon Bonaparte’s representatives meet with the Allies in Prague to discuss peace terms.
    1834Lord Napier of England arrives at Macao, China, as the first chief superintendent of trade.
    1863Confederate raider Bill Anderson and his Bushwackers attack Huntsville, Missouri, stealing $45,000 from the local bank.
    1895Ex-prime minister of Bulgaria, Stephen Stambulov, is murdered by Macedonian rebels.
    1901Over 74,000 Pittsburgh steel workers go on strike.
    1942The first supply flight from India to China over the ‘Hump’ is flown.
    1958President Dwight Eisenhower sends 5,000 Marines to Lebanon to keep the peace.
    1960John F. Kennedy accepts the Democratic nomination for president.
    Born on July 15
    1606Rembrandt van Rijn, Dutch artist.
    1779Clement Moore, American scholar and educator.
    1796Thomas Bulfinch, historian and mythologist (The Age of Fable).
    1836William Winter, drama critic and essayist for The New York Times.
    1850Francis Xavier Cabrini, the first American canonized saint.
    1904Dorothy Fields, songwriter.
    1906Richard W. Armour, humorist and author (Twisted Tales from Shakespeare).
    1913Hammond Innes, English novelist.
    1914Gavin Maxwell, Scottish writer and naturalist (Ring of Bright Water).
    1919Iris Murdoch, British novelist (A Severed Head, The Black Prince).