15th JULY ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

JULY 15th ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 1971 : Nixon announced visit to communist China | & more about history on this day in the video…  During a live television and radio broadcast on the 15th July 1971, President Richard Nixon stunned the nation by announcing that he would visit communist China the following year, in 1972. His statement marked a dramatic turning point in U.S.-China relations, as well as a major shift in American foreign policy.

MAJOR EVENTS iN HiSTORY ON THiS DAY ~ JULY 15th

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PEOPLE BORN ON THiS DAY ~ JULY 15th

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DEATHS ON THiS DAY ~ JULY 15th

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TiMELiNE of HiSTORY ON THiS DAY & PEOPLE BORN on JULY 15th

1099 ~ Christian soldiers took the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem,  after the final assault of a difficult siege, during the first Crusade.

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.

1741 ~ Aleksei Chirikov sighted land in Southeast Alaska, and sent men ashore in a longboat, making them the first Europeans to visit Alaska.

1815 ~ Napoleon Bonaparte surrendered aboard HMS Bellerophon, during the Napoleonic Wars.

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

1834 ~ The Spanish Inquisition was officially disbanded after almost 356 years of terror.

1888 ~ Mount Bandai, the stratovolcanoerupts killed about 500 people, in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.

1910 ~ Emil Kraepelin named Alzheimer’s disease after his colleague Alois Alzheimer, in his book Clinical Psychiatry.

1916 ~ William Boeing and George Conrad Westervelt incorporated Pacific Aero Products (later renamed Boeing),  in Seattle, Washington.

1954 ~ Boeing 367-80, the prototype for the Boeing 707 and C-135 series had the first flight.

1975 ~ Apollo–Soyuz Test Project featured the dual launch of an Apollo spacecraft and a Soyuz spacecraft on the first joint Soviet-United States human-crewed flight, during the Space Race. It was the last launch of an Apollo spacecraft, and the Saturn family of rockets.

1980 ~ A massive storm tore through western Wisconsin, and caused US$160 million damage.

1997 ~ Gianni Versace was gunned down outside his home by serial killer Andrew Cunananown, in Miami, Florida.

2003 ~ AOL Time Warner disbanded Netscape. The Mozilla Foundation was then established on the same day.

2006 ~ Twitter was launched on July 15th, and later become one of the largest social media platforms in the world.