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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