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Today in History: July 15 What Happened This Day In History.

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Today in History
July 15

1099 Jerusalem falls to the Crusaders.
1410 Poles and Lithuanians defeat the Teutonic knights at Tannenberg, Prussia.
1685 The Duke of Monmouth is executed in Tower Hill in England.
1789 The electors of Paris set up a “Commune” to live without the authority of the government.
1806 Lieutenant Zebulon Pike begins his western expedition from Fort Belle Fontaine.
1813 Napoleon Bonaparte‘s representatives meet with the Allies in Prague to discuss peace terms.
1815 Napoleon Bonaparte surrenders aboard HMS Bellerophon and demands demanded asylum from British Captain Frederick Maitland. [From MHQ—The Quarterly Journal of Military History]
1834 Lord Napier of England arrives at Macao, China, as the first chief superintendent of trade.
1863 Confederate raider Bill Anderson and his Bushwhackers attack Huntsville, Missouri, stealing $45,000 from the local bank.
1895 Ex-prime minister of Bulgaria, Stepfan Stambolov, is murdered by Macedonian rebels.
1901 Over 74,000 Pittsburgh steel workers go on strike.
1942 The first supply flight from India to China over the ‘Hump’ is flown.
1958 President Dwight Eisenhower sends 5,000 Marines to Lebanon to keep the peace.
1960 John F. Kennedy accepts the Democratic nomination for president.
Born on July 15
1606 Rembrandt van Rijn, Dutch artist.
1779 Clement Moore, American scholar and educator.
1796 Thomas Bulfinch, historian and mythologist (The Age of Fable).
1836 William Winter, drama critic and essayist for The New York Times.
1850 Francis Xavier Cabrini, the first American canonized saint.
1904 Dorothy Fields, songwriter.
1906 Richard W. Armour, humorist and author (Twisted Tales from Shakespeare).
1913 Hammond Innes, English novelist.
1914 Gavin Maxwell, Scottish writer and naturalist (Ring of Bright Water).
1919 Iris Murdoch, British novelist (A Severed HeadThe Black Prince).
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