July 15 holidays in 2017

Holiday nameHoliday locationHoliday type
Saint Vladimir
- Christian
Unimwane Day
Kiribati Public Holiday
Naadam Holiday (National Day)
Mongolia Public Holiday
Veterans' Day
Turkey Observance
Sultan's Birthday
Brunei Public Holiday

Historical Events on July 15

  • 1799: In the Egyptian village of Rosetta, the Rosetta Stone is discovered by Captain Pierre-Francois Bouchard.
  • 1806: To explore the West, U.S Army Lieutenant Zebulon Pike leaves from Fort Bellefontain – around the city of St. Louis in Missour – on an expedition of exploration.
  • 1815: On board the HMS Bellerphon, Napoleon Bonapart surrenders during the Napoleonic Wars.
  • 1838: The Divinity School Address is delivered at Harvard Divinity School by Ralph Waldo Emerson. This speech – which denounced the divinity of Jesus and Biblical miracles – outrages the Protestant community.
  • 1862: The CSS Arkansas severely damages 3 Union ships but also takes quite a bit of damage herself.
  • 1870: Georgia becomes the last Confederate State to be readmitted into the Union on this date.
  • 1888: Mount Bandai erupts on this date. Approximately 500 people are killed in Fujushima, Japan.
  • 1916: Pacific Aero Products is incorporated by George Conrad Westervelt and William Boeing in Seattle, Washington. It would late be renamed Boeing.
  • 1918: The Germans strike during the Second Battle of the Marne during World War 2.
  • 1927: 89 protesters in Vienna by Austrian police forces. This day would become known as the Massacre of July 15th.
  • 1954: The prototype of the Boeing 367-80 flies for the first time.
  • 2002: American Taliban John Walker Lindh pleads guilty to giving aid to the enemies of the United States and for possession of explosives.
  • 2002: British born Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh is sentenced to death by an Anti-Terrorism Court of Pakistan.
  • 2003: Netscape is disbanded by AOL Time Warner.
  • 2006: Twitter is launched on this day.

Famous Birthdays on July 15

  • Dutch painter Rembrandt is born in 1606.
  • American mythologist Thomas Bulfinch is born in 1796.
  • American novelist and screenwriter, Richard Russo is born in 1949.
  • Greek-American journalist and publisher, Arianna Huffington is born in 1950.
  • American actor Terry O’Quinn is born in 1952.
  • American special effects designer and actor, Adam Savage is born in 1967.
  • American comedian and actor, Eddie Griffin is born in 1968.
  • American actor Scott Foley is born in 1972.

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