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July 15 Historical Events

The following events took place on July 15. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 43 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 484 BC
    Dedication of the Temple of Castor and Pollux in ancient Rome
  • 756
    An Lushan Rebellion: Emperor Xuanzong of Tang is ordered by his Imperial Guards to execute chancellor Yang Guozhong by forcing him to commit suicide or face a mutiny. He permits his consort Yang Guifei to be strangled by his chief eunuch. General An Lushan has other members of the emperor’s family killed.
  • 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.
  • 1207
    King John of England expels Canterbury monks for supporting Archbishop Stephen Langton.
  • 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.
  • 1410
    Polish–Lithuanian–Teutonic War: Battle of Grunwald: The allied forces of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania defeat the army of the Teutonic Order.
  • 1482
    Muhammad XII is crowned the twenty-second and last Nasrid king of Granada.
  • 1685
    Monmouth Rebellion: James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth is executed at Tower Hill, England after his defeat at the Battle of Sedgemoor on 6 July 1685.
  • 1741
    Aleksei Chirikov sights land in Southeast Alaska. He sends men ashore in a longboat, making them the first Europeans to visit Alaska.
  • 1789
    Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, is named by acclamation Colonel General of the new National Guard of Paris.
  • 1799
    The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon’s Egyptian Campaign.
  • 1806
    Pike expedition: United States Army Lieutenant Zebulon Pike begins an expedition from Fort Bellefontaine near St. Louis, Missouri, to explore the west.
  • 1815
    Napoleonic Wars: Napoleon Bonaparte surrenders aboard HMS Bellerophon.
  • 1823
    A fire destroys the ancient Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls in Rome, Italy.
  • 1834
    The Spanish Inquisition is officially disbanded after nearly 356 years.
  • 1838
    Ralph Waldo Emerson delivers the Divinity School Address at Harvard Divinity School, discounting Biblical miracles and declaring Jesus a great man, but not God. The Protestant community reacts with outrage.
  • 1870
    Reconstruction Era of the United States: Georgia becomes the last of the former Confederate states to be readmitted to the Union.
  • 1870
    Rupert’s Land and the North-Western Territory are transferred to Canada from the Hudson’s Bay Company, and the province of Manitoba and the Northwest Territories are established from these vast territories.
  • 1888
    The stratovolcano Mount Bandai erupts killing approximately 500 people, in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.
  • 1910
    In his book Clinical Psychiatry, Emil Kraepelin gives a name to Alzheimer’s disease, naming it after his colleague Alois Alzheimer.
  • 1916
    In Seattle, Washington, William Boeing and George Conrad Westervelt incorporate Pacific Aero Products (later renamed Boeing).
  • 1918
    World War I: The Second Battle of the Marne begins near the River Marne with a German attack.
  • 1920
    The Polish Parliament establishes Silesian Voivodeship before the Polish-German plebiscite.
  • 1922
    Japanese Communist Party is established in Japan.
  • 1927
    Massacre of July 15, 1927: Eighty-nine 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.

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