1600s / 17th century history on the 15th of July
1606 : Rembrandt the Dutch painter was born Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn in Leiden, Dutch Republic (died in 1669 aged 63).
1700s / 18th century history on the 15th of July
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.
1800s / 19th century history on the 15th of July
1815 : Napoleon Bonaparte surrendered aboard HMS Bellerophon, during the Napoleonic Wars.
1823 : 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.
1838 : Ralph Waldo Emerson delivered the Divinity School Address at Harvard Divinity School, which discounted Biblical miracles and declared Jesus a great man, but not God. The Protestant community reacted with outrage.
1888 : Mount Bandai, the stratovolcano erupted and killed about 500 people, in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.
1900s / 20th century history on the 15th of July
1904 : Anton Chekhov the Russian writer died from tuberculosis, aged 44 (born in 1860).
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, which was later renamed Boeing, in Seattle, Washington.
1946 : Linda Ronstadt the American singer was born in Tucson, Arizona, USA.
1953 : Alicia Bridges the American singer and songwriter was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. Official website : AliciaBridges.com
1954 : Boeing 367-80, the prototype for the Boeing 707 and C-135 series had the first flight.
1956 : Joe Satriani the American guitarist was born in Westbury, New York, USA. Official website : Satriani.com
1961 : Forest Whitaker the American actor was born in Longview, Texas, USA.
1963 : Brigitte Nielsen the Danish actress was born in Rødovre, Denmark.
1967 : Adam Savage the American actor was born in New York City, USA. Official website : AdamSavage.com
1971 : The United Red Army was founded in Japan.
1973 : Brian Austin Green the American actor was born in Los Angeles, California, USA.
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, Florid , aged 50. Official website : Verace.com
2000s / 21st century history on the 15th of July
2003 : AOL Time Warner disbanded Netscape, which resulted in the Mozilla Foundation being 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.
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