15 JULY
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Inigo Jones, 1573
  • Rembrandt, 1606
  • Frances X. Cabrini, 1850
  • Marie Tempest, 1864
  • Iris Murdoch, 1919
  • Julian Bream, 1933
  • Ken Kercheval, 1935
  • Alex Karras, 1935
  • Jan-Michael Vincent, 1944
  • Sultan of Brunei, 1946
  • Linda Ronstadt, 1946
  • Jesse Ventura, 1951
  • Jean-Bertrand Aristide, 1953
  • Forest Whitaker, 1961

Died On This Day:

  • King Rudolph I Germany, 1291
  • Duke of Monmouth executed, 1685
  • Billy the Kid (Henry Bonney) shot, 1881
  • General Tom Thumb, 1883
  • Anton Chekhov, 1904
  • General John Pershing, 1948
  • Paul Gallico, 1976
  • Eddie Foy Jr., 1983
  • Margaret Lockwood, 1990
  • Bert Convey, 1991
  • Gianni Versace shot, 1997
  • Celeste Holm, 2012
  • Martin Landau, 2017

Today's Events:

  • 1099 - Jerusalem captured by the Crusaders after 5 week siege; thousands of Muslims & Jews massacred.
  • 1783 - Paddle wheel steamboat first exhibited in France.
  • 1806 - Explorer Zebulon Pike begins expedition to explore American Southwest. Nov. 15 finds peak in CO.
  • 1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte surrenders to the captain of the HMS Bellerophon.
  • 1834 - Inquisition ends in Spain after 600 years of state-sanctioned death for heresy.
  • 1857 - 180 women and children murdered by mutinous Indians at Bibigarh following the Siege of Cawnpore.
  • 1870 - Franco-Prussian war begins.
  • 1904 - America's first Buddhist temple established in Los Angeles.
  • 1916 - Boeing Company founded to manufacturing flying machines.
  • 1933 - First solo round the world flight takes off piloted by Wiley Post.
  • 1953 - Musical comedy film 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes' starring Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell opens.
  • 1954 - Maiden flight of Boeing 707 in Seattle; cruises at 600 mph; can carry 219 passengers.
  • 1965 - First close-up photos of another planet, Mars, received on earth from Mariner IV.
  • 1968 - First landing of Aeroflot airliner at Kennedy Airport, New York inaugurates U.S. to U.S.S.R. flights.
  • 1974 - Macarios government in Cyprus temporarily overthrown.
  • 1982 - 4,150 followers of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon are married in mass ceremony at Madison Square Garden.
  • 1996 - Prince Charles and Princess Diana divorce final; she receives £17 million and Kensington Palace apts.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Edith of Tamworth
  • James of Nisibus
  • Vladimir (died 1015 AD)
  • Edith of Polesworth
  • Swithin
  • Henry II

Holiday:

  • St. Swithin's Day celebrated

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • JAGANNATH, RATHA YATRA, Hindu Festival of Car Procession of Vishnu
  • CHI HSI, Festival of the Milky Way in China (seventh day of the seventh moon)
  • CHUNG YÜAN, Festival of the Dead in China (fifteenth day of the seventh moon)
  • NAGA PANCHAMI, Hindu Festival of the Serpent God
  • RAKHI, Hindu Festival to Pledge Protection
  • CHUNG-CH'IU, Mid-autumn festival, Harvest or Moon Festival (fifteenth day of the eighth moon)
  • TISH'AH B'AB (Jewish) Anniversary of fall of Jerusalem and destruction of first & 2nd temples Ab 9
  • NEBUTA, Japanese Festival at peak of summer to drive off lethargy
  • SOMA NOMAOI, Japanese Festival of samurai equestrian displays

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
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