About July 15

July 15, 2020 is the 197th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 169 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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Cancer is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 212 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On July 15

  • 1099
    First Crusade: Christian soldiers take the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem after the final assault of a difficult siege.
  • 1149
    The reconstructed Church of the Holy Sepulchre is consecrated in Jerusalem.
  • 1240
    Swedish-Novgorodian Wars: a Novgorodian army led by Alexander Nevsky defeats the Swedes in the Battle of the Neva.
  • 1381
    John Ball, a leader in the Peasants’ Revolt, is hanged, drawn and quartered in the presence of King Richard II of England.
  • 1789
    Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette, is named by acclamation colonel-general of the new National Guard of Paris.
  • 1815
    Napoleonic Wars: Napoléon Bonaparte surrenders aboard HMS Bellerophon.
  • 1870
    Reconstruction era of the United States: Georgia becomes the last of the former Confederate states to be readmitted to the Union.
  • 1918
    World War I: the Second Battle of the Marne begins near the River Marne with a German attack.
  • 1927
    Massacre of July 15, 1927: 89 protesters are killed by the Austrian police in Vienna.
  • 1954
    First flight of the Boeing 367-80, prototype for both the Boeing 707 and C-135 series.
  • 1955
    Eighteen Nobel laureates sign the Mainau Declaration against nuclear weapons, later co-signed by thirty-four others.
  • 1959
    The steel strike of 1959 begins, leading to significant importation of foreign steel for the first time in United States history.
  • 1974
    In Nicosia, Cyprus, Greek Junta-sponsored nationalists launch a coup d'état, deposing President Makarios and installing Nikos Sampson as Cypriot president.
  • 1975
    Space Race: Apollo–Soyuz Test Project features the dual launch of an Apollo spacecraft and a Soyuz spacecraft on the first joint Soviet-United States human-crewed flight. It was both the last launch of an Apollo spacecraft, and the Saturn family of rockets.
  • 1980
    A massive storm tears through western Wisconsin, causing US$160 million in damage.
  • 1983
    A terrorist attack is launched by Armenian militant organisation ASALA at the Paris-Orly Airport in Paris; it leaves 8 people dead and 55 injured.
  • 1997
    In Miami, Florida, serial killer Andrew Phillip Cunanan guns down Gianni Versace outside his home.
  • 2002
    Anti-Terrorism Court of Pakistan hands down the death sentence to British born Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh and life terms to three others suspected of murdering Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
  • 2003
    AOL Time Warner disbands Netscape Communications Corporation. The Mozilla Foundation is established on the same day.
  • 2009
    Caspian Airlines Flight 7908 crashes in northwestern Iran, killing all 153 aboard.

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