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1909Ty Cobb hits 2 inside-the-park HRs

194527th PGA Championship: Byron Nelson at Morraine CC Dayton Ohio

1932President Hoover cuts own salary 15%

196190th British Golf Open: Arnold Palmer shoots a 284 at Royal Birkdale

1980Johnny Bench hits his 314th HR as a catcher which breaks Yogi Berra's record

1662King Charles II charters Royal Society in London

192327th US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 296 at Inwood CC in NY

2005After declining an offer to remain with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Mike Babcock is named head coach of the Detroit Red Wings

2005"Wedding Crashers", starring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, premieres

199045th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy King

192762nd British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 285 at St Andrews

1240A Novgorodian army led by Alexander Nevsky defeats the Swedes in the Battle of the Neva.

1986All star MVP: Roger Clemens (Boston Red Sox)

1962Mickey Wright wins LPGA Milwaukee Golf Open

1941Florey & Heatley present freeze dried mold cultures (Penicillin)

1799The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign.

1992Pope John Paul II hospitalized for 3 weeks to have tumor removed

1815Napoleon surrenders to Captain Frederick Maitland of HMS Bellerophon at Rochefort after his earlier defeat at the Battle of Waterloo

1973California Angel Nolan Ryan 2nd no-hitter beats Detroit Tigers, 6-0

1898Camillo Golgi discovers the Golgi Apparatus (a delicate network inside cells essential for the transmission and reception of information between cells)

July 15th Historical Events
Date Event
1099
City of Jerusalem is captured and plundered by Christian forces during the First Crusade 
1205
Pope Innocent III states Jews are doomed to perpetual servitudea and subjugation due to crucifixion of Jesus 
1207
King John of England expels Canterbury monks for supporting Archbishop of Canterbury Stephen Langton. 
1240
A Novgorodian army led by Alexander Nevsky defeats the Swedes in the Battle of the Neva. 
1307
Duke Henrik of Corinthia chosen as King of Bohemia 
1381
John Ball, a leader in the Peasants' Revolt, is hung, drawn and quartered in the presence of Richard II of England. 
1410
Battle of Grunwald (2nd Battle of Tannenburg), one of the largest battles of medieval Europe, during Poland-Lithuanian Teutonic War. Polish King Władysław Jagiełło (Jogaila) and Lithuanian Grand Duke Vytautas led defeat against Teutonic Ulrich von Jungingen 
1500
Duke Albrecht of Saxon beats Friese rebellion 
1500
Baglione family massacre at the "Blood Wedding" of Astorre Baglione & Lavinia Colonna in Perugia 
1501
Explorer Pedro Cabral back in Lisbon 
1524
Emperor Karel I bans German national synode 
1538
Peace talks between Karel & King Francois I 
1662
King Charles II charters Royal Society in London 
1741
Alexei Chirikov sights land in Southeast Alaska. He sends men ashore in a longboat, making them the first Europeans to visit Alaska. 
1755
French ambassador recalled from London 
1779
American troops under Gen A Wayne conquer Ft Stony Point, NY 
1783
1st steamboat, Pyroscaphe, 1st run in France 
1787
Parliament of Paris banished to Troyes 
1789
Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette, is named by acclamation colonel-general of the new National Guard of Paris. 
1795
"Marseillaise" becomes French national anthem 
1799
The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign. 
1806
Zebulon Pike began his journey to explore the Southwest 
1808
French marshal Joachim Murat becomes king of Naples 
1815
Napoleon surrenders to Captain Frederick Maitland of HMS Bellerophon at Rochefort after his earlier defeat at the Battle of Waterloo 
1815
1st flat horse race held at English race track Cheltenham on Nottingham Hill 
1823
A fire destroys the ancient Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls in Rome. 
1830
Indian tribes, Sioux, Sauk & Fox, sign fourth Treaty of Prairie du Chien giving the US most of Minnesota, Iowa & Missouri 
1840
Great Britain, Russia, Austria & Prussia sign Quadruple Alliance 
1850
John Wisden bowls all 10 South batsmen, North v South at Lord's 
1856
Natal forms as a British colony separate from Cape Colony 
1862
CSS Arkansas vs USS Cardondelet & Queen of the West engage at Yazoo R 
1863
Pres Davis orders service duty for confederate army 
1864
Troop train loaded with Confederate prisoners collided with a coal train killing 65 & injuring 109 of 955 aboard 
1867
San Francisco Merchants' Exchange opens 
1869
Margarine is patented by Hippolye Méga-Mouriès for use by French Navy 
1870
Georgia becomes last confederate to be readmitted to US 
1870
Manitoba becomes 5th Canadian province & NW Territories created 
1870
Hudson's Bay & Northwest Territories transferred to Canada 
1876
Baseball's 1st no-hitter, St Louis' George W Bradley no-hits Hartford 
1880
4th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: John Hartley beats H Lawford (6-2 6-3 6-2 2-6 6-3) 
1888
Bandai volcano (Japan) erupts for 1st time in 1,000 years 
1893
Commodore Perry arrives in Japan 
1895
12th Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Charlotte Sterry beats H Jackson (7-5 8-6) 
1895
19th Wimbledon Mens Tennis: Wilfred Baddeley beats W Eaves (4-6 2-6 8-6 6-2 6-3) 
1898
Camillo Golgi discovers the Golgi Apparatus (a delicate network inside cells essential for the transmission and reception of information between cells) 
1900
President Steyn/General De Law escape Brandwater Basin 
1901
NY Giant Christy Mathewson no-hits St Louis, 5-0 
1902
Ranjitsinhji scores 180 before lunch, for Sussex v Surrey 
1904
1st Buddhist temple in US forms, Los Angeles 
1906
Republic museum opens Rembrandt hall in Amsterdam 
1909
Ty Cobb hits 2 inside-the-park HRs 
1911
46" of rain (begining 7/14) falls in Baguio, Philippines 
1912
British National Health Insurance Act goes into effect 
1914
Mexican president Huerta flees with 2 million pesos to Europe 
1915
The head of German propaganda in the US, Dr Heinrich Albert, loses his briefcase on a subway in New York City; an examination of its content reveals an extensive network of German espionage and subversion across the US 
1915
The Austro-German forces launch an offensive along the Eastern Front 
1916
22.22" (56.4 cm) of rain falls in Altapass NC (state record) 
1916
Boeing Company (Pacific Aero) formed by William Boeing in Seattle Wash 
1918
2nd Battle of Marne began during WW I 
1920
Ruth ties his record of 29 HRs in a season 
1922
1st duck-billed platypus publicly exhibited in US, at NY zoo 
1922
26th US Golf Open: Gene Sarazen shoots a 288 at Skokie CC in Ill 
1923
27th US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 296 at Inwood CC in NY 
1923
Italian parliament accepts new constitution 
1926
VPRO (Free thinking Protestant Radio Broadcast) forms 
1927
62nd British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 285 at St Andrews 
1927
Massacre in Vienna: 89 protesters are killed by the Austrian police 
1929
1st airport hotel opens-Oakland Ca 
1932
President Hoover cuts own salary 15% 
1933
Wiley Post began 1st solo flight around world 
1934
Continental Airlines commences operations. 
1936
Dutch 2nd Chamber agree to temporarily increase defense budget 
1937
Buchenwald Concentration Camp opens 
1937
Japanese attack Marco Polo Bridge, invade China 
1938
Arthur Fagg completes 244 & 202 in the same cricket game for Kent 
1939
Clara Adams (NYC) is 1st woman to complete round world flight 
1940
1st betatron placed in operation, Urbana, Il 
1940
Nazi occupiers seize library of IISG Amsterdam 
1940
Physicist Donald Kerst becomes the first person to accelerate electrons using electromagnetic induction, reaching energies of 2.3 MeV, when his betatron device (for particle acceleration) becomes operational 
1941
Florey & Heatley present freeze dried mold cultures (Penicillin) 
1942
1st deportation camp at Westerbork, Jews sent to Auschwitz 
1942
Dutch Jews invoked for "Labor camps" 
1944
Greenwich Observatory damaged by WW II flying bomb 
1945
27th PGA Championship: Byron Nelson at Morraine CC Dayton Ohio 
1946
British North Borneo Co transfers rights to British crown 
1948
Alcoholic Anonymous founded in Britain 
1948
Pres Harry Truman nominated for another term (Phila) 
1949
"Miss Liberty" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 308 performances 
1949
Czech tennis stars Jaroslav Drobny & Vladimir Cernik, defect to US 
1949
WBTV TV channel 3 in Charlotte, NC (CBS) begins broadcasting 
1952
1st transatlantic helicopter flight begins 
1953
ANC members, Walter Sisulu and Duma Nokwe leave South Africa and go overseas under false names 
1954
110°F (43°C) at Balcony Falls, Virginia (state record) 
1954
1st coml jet transport plane built in US tested (Boeing 707) 
1954
KOCO TV channel 5 in Oklahoma City, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1954
WBOC TV channel 16 in Salisbury, MD (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting 
1955
WNDU TV channel 16 in South Bend, IN (NBC) begins broadcasting 
1955
Eighteen Nobel laureates sign the Mainau Declaration against nuclear weapons, later co-signed by thirty-four others. 
1956
Beverly Hanson/Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Hot Springs Golf Invitational 
1956
Iharos runs world record 10k (28:42.8) 
1957
Dutch Super Constellation crashes near New Guinea, 56 die 
1957
US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site 
1958
Pres Eisenhower sends US troops to Lebanon; they stay 3 months 
1959
The steel strike of 1959 begins, leading to significant importation of foreign steel for the first time in United States history. 
1960
Balt Orioles' Brooks Robinson goes 5 for 5 including the cycle 
1960
UN troops arrive in Congo to help deal with the political crisis after Moïse-Kapenda Tshombé's declaration of independence for Katanga province 
1961
"Donnybrook!" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 68 performances 
1961
90th British Golf Open: Arnold Palmer shoots a 284 at Royal Birkdale 
1961
Spain accepts equal rights for men & women 
1962
Algeria becomes member of Arab League 
1962
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Milwaukee Golf Open 
1962
Netherlands & Indonesia reach agreement over New Guinea 
1963
KAIT TV channel 8 in Jonesboro, AR (ABC) begins broadcasting 
1963
Paul McCartney is fined £17 for speeding 
1964
Barry M Goldwater (Sen-R-Az) nominated for president by Republicans 
1965
"Mariner IV" sends back 1st pictures of Mars 
1965
Athanassiades Novas succeeds Papandreo as premier of Greece 
1967
"Sweet Charity" closes at Palace Theater NYC after 608 performances 
1967
LA Wolves beat Wash Whips 6-5 in OT to be United Soccer Ass champs 
1967
Roberto DeVicenzo of Argentina wins golf's British Open 
1967
USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1968
"One Life to Live" premieres on TV 
1968
Commercial air travel begins between US & USSR 
1968
France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island 
1968
NJ Americans moved to Comack & become NY Nets (ABA) 
1968
Soap opera "One Life To Live" premieres 
1969
Cincinnati Red Lee May hits 4 HRs in a doubleheader 
1969
Rod Carew ties record with his 7th steal of home in a season 
1970
Denmark beats Italy 2-0 in 1st world female soccer championship 
1971
Pres Nixon announces he would visit People's Rep of China 
1972
101st British Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots 278 at Muirfield Gullane 
1972
Sandra Palmer/Jane Blalock wins Angelo's Four-Ball Golf Championship 
1973
California Angel Nolan Ryan 2nd no-hitter beats Detroit Tigers, 6-0 
1973
Carole Jo Skala wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic 
1973
Paul Getty III kidnapped 
1973
Ray Davies, announces retirement from Kinks then attempts suicide 
1973
Willie McCovey becomes 15th to hit 400 HRs 
1974
Military coup on Cyprus: archbishop/president Makarios flees 
1975
46th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-3 at County Stadium, Milwaukee 
1975
All star MVP: Bill Madlock (Pittsburgh Pirates) & John Matlock (NY Mets) 
1975
Soyuz 19 & Apollo 18 launched; will rendezvous 2 days later 
1976
36-hr kidnap of 26 school children & their bus driver in Calif 
1978
107th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 281 at St Andrews 
1979
34th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Jerilyn Britz 
1979
Morarji Desai resigns as premier of India 
1980
Johnny Bench hits his 314th HR as a catcher which breaks Yogi Berra's record 
1982
Body of Wendy Caulfield, 1st Green River victim, found near Seattle 
1982
Columbia flies to Kennedy Space Center via Dyess AFB, Texas 
1982
Senate confirms George Shultz as 60th sec of state by vote of 97-0 
1983
8 killed, 54 wounded, by Armenian extremists bomb at Orly, France 
1983
Linda Ronstadt debuts as Mabel in "Pirates of Penzance" 
1984
39th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Hollis Stacy 
1984
John Lennon's "I'm Stepping Out" released posthumously 
1985
Deborah Carthy-Deu, of Puerto Rico, crowned 34th Miss Universe 
1986
57th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-2 at Astrodome, Houston 
1986
All star MVP: Roger Clemens (Boston Red Sox) 
1987
Boy George barred from British TV show, he may be a bad influence 
1987
John Poindexter testifies at Iran-Contra hearings 
1987
State of siege ends in Taiwan 
1990
45th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy King 
1991
France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island 
1991
US troops leave northern Iraq 
1991
Sandhi Ortiz-DelValle is 1st woman to officiate a men's pro basketball (USBL) game, game between New Haven Skyhawks & Phila Spirit 
1992
Pope John Paul II hospitalized for 3 weeks to have tumor removed 
1992
The Security Council of the UN examine violence in South Africa 
1994
Gyula Horn sworn in as premier of Hungary 
1994
Israel & Jordan agree to talks in Wash DC on July 25th 
1994
NJ Nets Derrek Coleman accused of rape in Detroit 
1994
Sonia O'Sullivan runs 3K (8:21.64) 
1994
Hundreds of thousands of Hutus flee to Zaire in the Congo near the end of the the Rwandan Genocide 
1995
Birmingham Barracudas 1st CFL home game (vs Hamilton) 
1995
Jews take Jerusalem 
1995
Northern Virginia begins using new area code 540 
1996
After 2,216 consecutive games at shortstop, Cal Ripkin goes to 3rd 
1996
MSNBC begins Microsoft internet-NBC TV 
1996
Southern Mexico hit with 6.5 earthquake 
1996
A Belgian Air Force C-130 Hercules carrying the Royal Netherlands Army marching band crashes on landing at Eindhoven Airport. 
1997
Jerold Mackenzie awarded $26.6M (later reduced to $625,000) for being fired from Miller Brewing for sexual harassment for relaying a Seinfeld episode to a co worker 
1999
The inaugural game at the Seattle Mariners' Safeco Field was held in Seattle, Washington. 
1999
Scientists uncover possible reason for SS Waratah's disappearance 100 years later; The SS Waratah was a luxury steamer which did not reach its destination in 1909, and no trace of the wreckage was ever found 
2002
"American Taliban" John Walker Lindh pleads guilty to supplying aid to the enemy and to possession of explosives during the commission of a felony. 
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. 
2003
74th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 7-6 at U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago 
2005
After declining an offer to remain with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Mike Babcock is named head coach of the Detroit Red Wings 
2005
"Wedding Crashers", starring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, premieres 
2009
A 7.9 Magnitude earthquake registers 160km west of Invercargill, New Zealand, creating a small tsunami. 
2012
39 pilgrims are killed in a bus crash in Parasi, Nepal 
2012
A Russian Soyuz rocket with an international team launches for a mission to the International Space Station 
2013
13 people are killed by a car bomb in Deir Atiyah, Syria 
2013
18 people are killed and 47 are injured in a riot following a boxing match in Indonesia 
2014
20 people are killed & 100 are injured after a train derails in Moscow 
2016
Donald Trump chooses Mike Pence as his running mate 
2016
Britain warns citizens after truck attack kills 73 in Nice 
2016
Truck attacker kills up to 80 in Nice Bastille Day crowd 
2016
Nintendo surges to hit six-year high, Pokemon GO hits UK market 
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