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    What happened on July 15 in History




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