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July 15th History

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July 15th In Pop Culture History

850 (Earthquake) Iran

1149 - The reconstructed Church of the Holy Sepulchre was consecrated in Jerusalem.

1799 - The Rosetta Stone was found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign.

1823 - A fire destroyed the ancient Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls in Rome, Italy.

July 15, 1825 - Birthday (fictional) Rooster Cogburn, True Grit, Film

1834 - The Spanish Inquisition was officially disbanded after nearly 356 years. Several thousand people were actually executed over this time, averaging about a dozen per year.

1838 - Ralph Waldo Emerson delivered the Divinity School Address at Harvard Divinity School, discounting Biblical miracles and declaring Jesus a great man, but not God. The Christian Community was not pleased.

1950 - #1 Hit July 15, 1950 - August 18, 1950: Nat King Cole - Mona Lisa (Nat King Cole song)

1954 - First flight of the Boeing 367-80, prototype for both the Boeing 707 and C-135 series.

1955 - Eighteen Nobel laureates signed the Mainau Declaration against nuclear weapons, later co-signed by thirty-four others.

1979 - US President Jimmy Carter gives his 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."

1989 - #1 Hit July 15, 1989 - July 21, 1989: Simply Red - If You Don't Know Me By Now

July 15, 19** The Murder of John & Mary Grayson, Dick's Partents, Batman, DC Comics

2000 - #1 Hit July 15, 2000 - July 21, 2000: Vertical Horizon - Everything You Want

2003 - The Mozilla Foundation was established.

2006 - Twitter was launched. 140 characters could say a lot.

2007 - Rock of Love with Bret Michaels premiered on VH1

July 15th
Celebrity Birthdays

Famous Last Words:

Brigitte Nielson (1963)
Terry O'Quinn (1952)
Brian Austin Green (1973)
Forest Whitaker (1961)
Marky Ramone (1956)
Joe Satriani (1956)
Rembrandt (1606)
Arianna Huffington (1950)
Jesse Ventura (1951)
Linda Ronstadt (1946)
That doesn't look right.

 



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