July 15 in History – What happened on 15 July in Past

15 July - Today in History - Important historical events happened on this day in India and World History

According to Gregory calendar, on July 15, the day number in a year is 196 and if it is a leap year then the day number is 197. July 15 has a special significance in India and world history, because many such incidents have occurred on this day which have been recorded forever in the pages of history. Let's know some such important events which will increase your general knowledge. The facts collected will be as follows: People born on this day, demise of famous people, war treaty, freedom of any country, invention of new technologies, change of power, important National and International Day etc.

July 15 in History - Top Historical Events

YearEvent / Incidence / Incident
1240Swedish–Novgorodian Wars-A Novgorodian army led by AlexanderNevsky defeated the Swedes on the Neva River near Ust-Izhora, present-day Russia.
1410The Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania defeated the Monastic State of the Teutonic Knights in the Battle of Grunwald,the decisive engagement of the Polish–Lithuanian–Teutonic War.
1795La Marseillesi' was declared the national anthem of France.
1795Marseilles became the national anthem of France.
1799French soldiers uncovered the Rosetta Stone in Fort Julien, near the Egyptian port city of Rashid.
1806The Pike expedition, led by Zebulon Pike to explore theLouisiana Territory, began near St. Louis, Missouri.
1815Aboard HMS Bellerophon, Napoleon surrendered to Royal Navy Captain Frederick Lewis Maitland to finally end the Napoleonic Wars.
1857Indian Rebellion of 1857: Second massacre took place in Kanpur.
1864In the US, a passenger train loaded with prisoners crashed into a coal train, killing 65 people and wounding 109 out of 955.
1867San Francisco Merchant Exchange opened.
1870Manitoba and the Northwest Territories were established following the transfer of Rupert's Land and the North-Western Territoryfrom the Hudson's Bay Company to Canada.
1904First Buddhist temple built in Los Angeles, USA.
1910In his book Clinical Psychiatry, Emil Kraepelin gave a name toAlzheimer's disease, naming it after his colleague Alois Alzheimer.
1910Emil Cray Pallin named Alzheimer's disease after Alois Alzheimer's.
1910Carlos Eugenio Restrepo was elected President of Colombia.
1916William Boeing incorporated the Pacific Aero Products Company, which was later renamed Boeing.
1916Boeing, the world's largest aerospace company, started.
1918Second Battle of the Marne: The war began near the river Marne with a German attack.
1923The Parliament of Italy adopted the new constitution.
1923The Italian Parliament accepted the new constitution.
1926The first motorbus service started in Bombay (now Mumbai).
1926Buses were introduced for the first time in the Indian city of Mumbai.
1940The 1940 Democratic National Conference was held in Chicago.
1948US President Harry S. Touman was elected for a second term.
1955First President Dr. Rajendra Prasad announced the award of the highest civilian award Bharat Ratna to the then Prime Minister of the country, Jawaharlal Nehru.
1959Five hundred thousand American steelworkers went on strike,closing nearly every steel mill in the country.
1959There was a strike against the steel industry of the United States.
1961Spain accepted equal rights for men and women.
1966Vietnam War: The United States and South Vietnam began Operation Hastings to push the North Vietnamese out of the Vietnamese Demilitarized Zone.
1967L.A. Wolves beat Washington Whips by 6-5 in OT. He has become the United Soccer Association champs. The success was appreciated by all.
1967U.S.S.R. has conducted a nuclear Test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R. This has added another mileage in the development of research and scientific progress of the country.
1967Sweet Charity' closed at Palace Theater New York City. This has been closed after 608 performances. This was a huge success.
1968Commercial airline started between the US and the immediate Soviet Union.
1970Denmark won the first women's World Cup football by defeating Italy 2–0.
1971US President Richard Nixon announced his visit to China.
1972101st British Golf Open has been declared closed. Lee Trevino shoots 278 at Muirfield Gullane. This was a huge success for him.
1983Armenian extremist organization ASALA bombed the TurkishAirlines check-in counter at Orly Airport as part of its campaign forthe recognition of and reparations for the Armenian Genocide.
1991The 1st woman to officiate a men’s pro basketball (USBL) game is Sandhi Ortiz-DelValle. The game will be played between New Haven Skyhawks and Philadelphia Spirit.
1997American spree killer Andrew Cunanan gunned down fashiondesigner Gianni Versace in Miami, Florida.
1997Italy's famous fashion designer Gianni Versace was shot and killed.
2009Caspian Airlines Flight 7908 crashed in northwestern Iran,killing all 168 people aboard.
2010In the Democratic Republic of Congo a devastating thing has happened. Entire villages are burned to the ground and 40,000 people flee their homes.
2011Over 5 million Ethiopian are susceptible to developing cholera, claimed by the World Health Organization. It was due to the breakout of acute watery diarrhea.
2013The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill has been approved by the upper house of the U.K. Gay marriage will be allowed in England and Wales from 2014.
2014Apple and IBM have joined forces to develop apps for business users. The recent agreement will give Apple a greater share of the business market. This will cater to a mobile workforce. IBM will get benefit from the software incorporation on its cloud computing policy.
2014A leader of Islamist militant group of Boko Haram, Mohammed Zakari was arrested by Nigerian police. Boko Haram is concerned in hundreds of deaths and kidnappings. Zakari has been accused of recently killing of seven people.



Famous Birthdays of July 15:

YearName / Profession / Country
1956Barry Melrose / Ice Hockey Player / Canada
1929Charles Anthony / Actor / United States of America
1985Ami Trivedi / Actor / India
1903K. Kamaraj / Politician / India
1906Rudolf Uhlenhaut / Engineer / United Kingdom
1951Jesse Ventura / Actor / United States of America
1918Bertram Brockhouse / Academic / Canada
1935Donn Clendenon / Baseball Player / United States of America
1935Ken Kercheval / Actor / United States of America
1938Ernie Barnes / Actor / United States of America
1927Carmen Zapata / Actress / United States of America
1934Harrison Birtwistle / Academic / United Kingdom
1961Forest Whitaker / Actor / United States of America
1954John Ferguson / Rugby Player / Australia
1954Giorgos Kaminis / Politician / United States of America
1992Tobias Harris / Basketball Player / United States of America
1965David Miliband / Politician / United Kingdom
1989Tristan Wilds / Actor / United States of America
1799Reuben Chapman / Politician / United States of America
1946Linda Ronstadt / Writer / United States of America
1967Adam Savage / Actor / United States of America
1959Vincent Lindon / Actor / France
1965Alistair Carmichael / Politician / Scotland
1948Twinkle / Writer / United Kingdom
1961Lolita Davidovich / Actress / Canada
1455Queen Yun / Queen / Korean
1991Danilo / Footballer / Brazil
1930Jacques Derrida / Philosopher / France
1916Sumner Gerard / Politician / United States of America
1848Vilfredo Pareto / Economist / Italy

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