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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Caspian Airlines Flight 7908 crashes near Qazvin, Iran, killing all 168 on board.
Caspian Airlines Flight 7908, flying from Tehran to Yerevan, Armenia with 153 passengers and 15 crew members on board, crashes in Iran shortly after takeoff. //news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8151327.stm (BBC) //www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=100732sectionid=3510212 (Press TV)

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

July 20World Youth Day takes place in Sydney, Australia. Pope Benedict XVI appears at the event.{{Cite news|url=//www.smh.com.au/news/world-youth-day/thanks-pope/2008/07/21/1216492301809.html|title=Sydney Morning Herald: 'Thanks: Pope' | work=The Sydney Morning Herald | date=July 21, 2008| accessdate= 8 July 2011 !DASHBot}}

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Twitter is launched.

Monday, July 15, 2002

John Walker Lindh, the so-called American Taliban, pled guilty to two charges, and prosecutors dropped the rest. He will be sentenced in October.
In Washington, D.C., American Taliban John Walker Lindh pleads guilty to aiding the enemy and possession of explosives during the commission of a felony Lindh agrees to serve 10 years in prison for each charge.

Tuesday, July 15, 1997

Spree killer Andrew Cunanan shoots fashion designer Gianni Versace to death outside Versace's Miami, Florida residence.

Friday, July 15, 1994

July 21 ndash The planet Jupiter is hit by 21 large fragments of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 over the course of 6 days.

Monday, July 15, 1991

Chemical Bank and Manufacturers Hanover Corporation announce that they are merging, the largest bank merger in history.

Sunday, July 15, 1990

Tamil Tigers kill 168 Muslims in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Thursday, July 15, 1982

Geoffrey Prime, a GCHQ civil servant, is remanded in custody on charges under the Official Secrets Act 1911.

Tuesday, July 15, 1980

A severe and destructive thunderstorm strikes 4 counties in western Wisconsin, including the city of Eau Claire. It causes over $250m in damage, and 1 person is killed.

Friday, July 15, 1977

Anti-drug caigner Donald Mackay disappears near Griffith, New South Wales (presumed murdered).

Thursday, July 15, 1976

Saturday, July 15, 1972

The Pruitt–Igoe housing development is demolished in Saint Louis, Missouri.

Monday, July 15, 1968

The soap opera "One Life to Live" premieres on ABC.

Thursday, July 15, 1965

Greek Prime minister George Papandreou and his government are dismissed by King Constantine II.

Wednesday, July 15, 1959

A strike occurs against the United States' steel industry.

Tuesday, July 15, 1958

In Lebanon, 5,000 United States Marines land in the capital Beirut in order to protect the pro-Western government there.

Sunday, July 15, 1945

The Scott Morrison Award of Minor Hockey Excellence was first given out to recipient Gordie Howe

Monday, July 15, 1940

WWII: Adolf Hitler makes a peace appeal to Britain in an address to the Reichstag. Lord Halifax, the British foreign minister, flatly rejects peace terms in a broadcast reply on July 22.
U.S. politics: The Democratic Party begins its national convention in Chicago, and nominates Franklin D. Roosevelt for an unprecedented third term as president.
WWII: Allied victory at the Battle of Cape Spada {{HMAS|Sydney|D48}} and five destroyers sink the Italian cruiser "Bartolomeo Colleoni".

Friday, July 15, 1927

85 protesters and five policemen are left dead after left-wing protesters and the Austrian police clash in Vienna. More than 600 people are injured. See Massacre of July 15, 1927.

Thursday, July 15, 1926

BEST buses make their début in Bombay.

Monday, July 15, 1918

August ndash The "Spanish Flu" (influenza) becomes pandemic over 30 million people die in the following 6 months (almost twice as many as died during the war).
WWI ndash Second Battle of the Marne: The battle begins near the River Marne with a German attack.
Shooting of the Romanov family: By order of the Bolshevik Party and carried out by the Cheka, Tsar Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra Feodorovna, their children, Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia, and Alexei, and retainers are executed at the Ipatiev House in Ekaterinburg, Russia.
WWI: {{RMS|Carpathia}} is torpedoed and sunk off the east coast of Ireland by German submarine U-55 218 of the 223 on board are rescued.{{cite news|title=Carpathia Sunk 5 of Crew Killed|newspaper=New York Times|page=4|date=20 July 1918|url=//query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=FB0B14F73B5F1B7A93C2AB178CD85F4C8185F9}}

Saturday, July 15, 1916

In Seattle, Washington, William Boeing incorporates "Pacific Aero Products" (later renamed "Boeing").

Monday, July 15, 1895

Archie MacLaren scores County Chionship cricket record innings of 424 for Lancashire against Somerset at Taunton.

Wednesday, July 15, 1885

The Reservation at Niagara Falls opens, enabling access to all for free. Thomas V. Welch is the first Superintendent of the Park.

Wednesday, July 15, 1857

The Utah Expedition leaves Fort Leavenworth, effectively beginning the Utah War.
Indian rebellion of 1857: The second massacre at Kanpur takes place.
Last use of prison hulks in the United Kingdom.{{cite book|last=Gossett|first=William Patrick|year=1986|title=The lost ships of the Royal Navy, 1793-1900|publisher=Mansell|isbn=0-7201-1816-6|page=114}}

Wednesday, July 15, 1840

The Province of Canada is created by the Act of Union.
Pedro II is declared of age prematurely and begins to reassert central control in Brazil.

Tuesday, July 15, 1834

The Spanish Inquisition, which began in the 15th century, is suppressed by royal decree.

Tuesday, July 15, 1823

The Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls in Rome is almost completely destroyed by fire.

Saturday, July 15, 1815

Napoleon boards {{HMS|Bellerophon|1786|6}} off Rochefort and surrenders to Captain Frederick Lewis Maitland of the Royal Navy.
September ndash Austria, Prussia and Russia sign a Holy Alliance to uphold the European status quo.

Tuesday, July 15, 1806

August ndash English seal hunter Abraham Bristow discovers the Auckland Islands.{{cite book|last=Mawar|first=Granville|title=Ahab's Trade: The Saga of South Seas Whaling|year=1999|publisher=St. Martin's Press|location=New York|isbn=0-312-22809-0}}{{cite journal|url=//nq.oxfordjournals.org/content/17/10/369.full.pdf+html|format=PDF|first=A. G. E.|last=Jones|title=Captain Abraham Bristow and the Auckland Islands|journal=Notes and Queries|year=1970|volume=17|issue=10|pages=369–371|doi= 10.1093/nq/17.10.369|accessdate=2011-12-14}}
Pike expedition: Near St. Louis, Missouri, United States Army Lieutenant Zebulon Pike leads an expedition from Fort Bellefontaine to explore the west.

Monday, July 15, 1799

In the Egyptian port city of Rosetta, French Captain Pierre Bouchard finds the Rosetta Stone.

Sunday, July 15, 1787

Lord's cricket ground is established and the MCC incorporated.

Saturday, July 15, 1741

Alexei Chirikov sights land in Southeast Alaska. He sends some men aboard in a longboat, making them the first Europeans to visit Alaska.

Sunday, July 15, 1685

The Duke of Monmouth is executed at Tower Hill, London.

Monday, July 15, 1675

The Narragansett tribe signs a peace treaty with Connecticut.

Saturday, July 15, 1662

The Royal Society receives an official charter.

Wednesday, July 15, 1620

The ship "Speedwell" departs Delfshaven with the Leiden colonists and Pilgrims.

Thursday, July 6, 1447 (Julianian calendar)

December ndash Vlad II Dracul, ruler of Wallachia, and his eldest son Mircea are assassinated. Vladislav II succeeds him with the assistance of John Hunyadi.
According to "Ryū"'s own sources, Iizasa Ienao founds Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto-ryu, the earliest historically verifiable Japanese "koryū" martial art that is still extant today.
The Siege of Soest in the course of the "Soester Fehde"

Sunday, July 6, 1410 (Julianian calendar)

The Prague Astronomical Clock (also known as Prague Orloj) was built by Mikuláš of Kadaň and Jan Šindel in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic.
Construction begins on Castle Woerden in the Netherlands.
Antipope John XXIII is elected.
Jan Hus is excommunicated by the Archbishop of Prague.
Battle of Grunwald (also known as Tannenberg or Žalgiris): Polish and Lithuanian forces under cousins Jogaila and Vytautas the Great decisively defeat the forces of the Teutonic Knights, whose power is broken.

Sunday, July 8, 1240 (Julianian calendar)

Sancho II of Portugal conquers the cities of Ayamonte and Cacella over the Muslims as part of the Reconquista.ref name=picard2000{{cite book|last=Picard|first=Christophe|title=Le Portugal musulman (VIIIe-XIIIe siècle. L'Occident d'al-Andalus sous domination islamique|year=2000|publisher=Maisonneuve Larose|location=Paris|isbn=2-7068-1398-9|page=110}}
Saint Maurice starts to be portrayed as a Moor.
Battle of the Neva: Russian prince Alexander Nevsky defeats the Swedes, saving Russia from a full-scale enemy invasion from the North.
The Flemish village Kaprijke is recognized as a city.

Friday, July 8, 1205 (Julianian calendar)

Pope lays down the principle that Jews are doomed to perpetual servitude because they had crucified Jesus.

Sunday, July 8, 1162 (Julianian calendar)

Holy Roman Emperor Frederick Barbarossa seizes and destroys Milan, scattering its inhabitants among four villages.
Source: Wikipedia