Today in History - July 15

@just4him (124546)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
July 15, 2016 9:43pm CST
By historic events, today was a light day in history. Not much happened on this day, however, there were some significant events that stand out. Some of those being: 1099 - Jerusalem fell to the Crusaders 1410 - Poles and Lithuanians defeat Teutonic knights in Tannenburg, Prussia 1685 - Duke of Monmouth executed in Tower Hill in England 1789 - Electors of Paris set up a Commune enabling people to live without the authority of government 1799 - Rosetta Stone found by French Captain Pierre Francois Bouchard during Napoleon's Egyptian campaign 1813 - Napoleon Bonaparte's representatives meet with allies in Prague to discuss peace terms 1834 - Lord Napier of England arrived in China as first chief superintendent of trade 1869 - Margarine patented in France 1870 - Georgia was last Confederate state to be re-admitted to the Union 1903 - Ford Motor Company takes first order 1942 - First supply flight from India to China flown over the 'Hump' is flown 1955 - 18 Nobel laureates sign Mainau Declaration against nuclear weapons 1960 - President John F. Kennedy accepted Democratic nomination for president 1965 - Mariner IV studies Martian surface 1971 - President Richard M. Nixon announced trip to China 1975 - Russian Soyuz and US Apollo spacecraft launched for first International space mission 2010 - BP capped leaking oil well after 86 days in the Gulf of Mexico Do you have a birthday on this day you might be in good company: 1606 - Rembrandt van Rijn - Painter 1779 - Clement Clark Moore - Author - 'Twas the Night Before Christmas 1856 - Owen Dunell - Cricketer - South Africa's first test captain 1875 - Frank 'Pop' Morgenweck - basketball hall of famer - elected 1962 1906 - Rudolf 'Rudi' Uhlenhaut - German automotive engineer and test driver - Mercedes Benz 1909 - John Cochrane - South African cricket pace bowler 1948 - Alcoholics Anonymous founded in Britain 1950 - Arianna Huffington - Author and creator of Huffington Post - 66 today 1960 - Kim Alexis - Supermodel - 56 today Thanks for reading
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@TRBRocks420 (81308)
• Banks, Oregon
16 Jul 16
Very interesting facts and, today is my nieces birthday.
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@vandana7 (66928)
• India
16 Jul 16
Exactly my thoughts...I just felt glad I did not share my birthday with Adolf Hitler, and Henry the VIII.
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@just4him (124546)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Jul 16
Happy Birthday to your niece.
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@just4him (124546)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Jul 16
@vandana7 Is today your birthday, Vanny?
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@JudyEv (130706)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Jul 16
Interesting facts here. I thought AA might have been older than that.
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@vandana7 (66928)
• India
16 Jul 16
Facts often surprise more than fiction.
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@just4him (124546)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Jul 16
Not according to what I found out.
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@just4him (124546)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Jul 16
@vandana7 Yes they do.
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@ridingbet (58017)
• Philippines
16 Jul 16
you have a journal of all these events my friend?
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@just4him (124546)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Jul 16
No, I look them up to find out what happened on this day in history.
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@ridingbet (58017)
• Philippines
16 Jul 16
@just4him that is good to know
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@just4him (124546)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Jul 16
@ridingbet I find history exciting and am trying to do these more often, but I get side-tracked so they aren't getting posted as often as I wanted to.
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@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
16 Jul 16
Those were interesting to read, you must have done a lot of research to find all those happenings on this day.
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@just4him (124546)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Jul 16
I think I covered six different sites.
@Marcyaz (35615)
• United States
17 Jul 16
@just4him It takes time to cover six sites and decide what to pull out of them.
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@just4him (124546)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Jul 16
@Marcyaz Yes it does.
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@cacay1 (33190)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
18 Jul 16
Thanks to this friend. May I ask permission from you to copy and save this post containing the past literature, very important. I want to share this to my class so they will know, bu with your permission.Then, I may check your reply tomorrow afternoon.My class starts at 7:30 and ends 12:00. Thank you in advance.
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@just4him (124546)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Jul 16
Yes, you can share these with your class. I need to do another one soon. I was going to do one yesterday, but time got away from me.
@LadyDuck (171746)
• Switzerland
16 Jul 16
I had no birthday to remember yesterday, but today it would have been my father birthday and this is a day I will always remember.
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@just4him (124546)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Jul 16
I'm glad you have fond memories of your father.
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@LadyDuck (171746)
• Switzerland
17 Jul 16
@just4him He was a great father and a very good man.
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@Lucky15 (33718)
• Philippines
16 Jul 16
The oil leak..it must be that much
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@just4him (124546)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Jul 16
I remember it just a few years ago. They worked every day to find ways to cap it.
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@jstory07 (69360)
• Roseburg, Oregon
16 Jul 16
Thanks for sharing all of those important facts.
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@just4him (124546)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Jul 16
You're welcome.
@vandana7 (66928)
• India
16 Jul 16
I must look through more of these posts...Mrs Valentine. :) If you could mention the date along with the title henceforth...more people would be looking up for their own birthdays and those of their loved ones...just a suggestion...not necessary that you implement that. :)
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@just4him (124546)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Jul 16
It's a good idea since people do respond after the date as well.
@sol_cee (16935)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
16 Jul 16
AA's day today!
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@just4him (124546)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Jul 16
Yes it is.
@Tampa_girl7 (25871)
• United States
16 Jul 16
Thanks for sharing these facts. I like to learn.
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@just4him (124546)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Jul 16
So do I, so I was happy to share with you.