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07-15-2007, 12:30 PM
Events of 15th July

July 15, 1996 After 2,216 consecutive games at shortstop, Cal Ripkin goes to 3rd
July 15, 1996 MSNBC begins Microsoft internet-NBC TV
July 15, 1996 Prince Charles and Princess Di sign divorce papers
July 15, 1996 Southern Mexico hit with 6.5 earthquake
July 15, 1995 Birmingham Barracudas 1st CFL home game (vs Hamilton)
July 15, 1995 Northern Virginia begins using new area code 540
July 15, 1994 Gyula Horn sworn in as premier of Hungary
July 15, 1994 Israel and Jordan agree to talks in Washington D.C. on July 25th
July 15, 1994 New Jersey Nets Derrek Coleman accused of rape in Detroit
July 15, 1992 Pope John Paul II hospitalized for 3 weeks to have tumor removed
July 15, 1991 U.S. troops leave northern Iraq
July 15, 1990 45th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy King
July 15, 1987 Boy George barred from British TV show, he may be a bad influence
July 15, 1987 John Poindexter testifies at Iran-Contra hearings
July 15, 1985 Deborah Carthy-Deu, of Puerto Rico, crowned 34th Miss Universe
July 15, 1984 39th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Hollis Stacy
July 15, 1984 John Lennon releases "I'm Stepping Out"
July 15, 1983 Linda Ronstadt debuts as Mabel in "Pirates of Penzance"
July 15, 1982 Columbia flies to Kennedy Space Center via Dyess AFB, Texas
July 15, 1982 Senate confirms George Shultz as 60th sec of state by vote of 97-0
July 15, 1980 Johnny Bench hits his 314th HR as a catcher breaks Yogi Berra's record
July 15, 1979 34th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Jerilyn Britz
July 15, 1979 Morarji Desai resigns as premier of India
July 15, 1978 107th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 281 at St. Andrews
July 15, 1976 36-hr kidnap of 26 school children and their bus driver in California
July 15, 1975 46th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-3 at County Stadium, Milwaukee
July 15, 1975 All star MVP: Bill Madlock (Pittsburgh Pirates) and John Matlock (New York Mets)
July 15, 1975 Apollo 18 launched (will rendezvous with Soyuz)
July 15, 1975 Soyuz 19 and Apollo 18 launched; rendezvous 2 days later
July 15, 1974 Military coup on Cyprus: archbishop/president Makarios flees
July 15, 1973 California Angel Nolan Ryan 2nd no-hitter beats Detroit Tigers, 6-0
July 15, 1973 Carole Jo Skala wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic
July 15, 1973 Paul Getty III kidnapped
July 15, 1973 Ray Davies, announces retirement from Kinks then attempts suicide
July 15, 1973 Willie McCovey becomes 15th to hit 400 HRs
July 15, 1972 101st British Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots 278 at Muirfield Gullane
July 15, 1972 Sandra Palmer/Jane Blalock wins Angelo's Four-Ball Golf Championship
July 15, 1971 President Nixon announces he would visit China
July 15, 1970 Denmark beats Italy 2-0 in 1st world female soccer championship
July 15, 1969 Cincinnati Red Lee May hits 4 home runs in a doubleheader
July 15, 1969 Rod Carew ties record with his 7th steal of home in a season
July 15, 1968 "One Life to Live" premieres on TV
July 15, 1968 Commercial air travel begins between U.S. and U.S.S.R.
July 15, 1968 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
July 15, 1968 New Jersey Americans moved to Comack and become New York Nets (ABA)
July 15, 1968 Soap opera "One Life To Live" premieres
July 15, 1967 "Sweet Charity" closes at Palace Theater New York City after 608 performances
July 15, 1967 LA Wolves beat Washington Whips 6-5 in OT to be United Soccer Ass champs
July 15, 1967 Roberto DeVicenzo of Argentina wins golf's British Open
July 15, 1967 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk U.S.S.R.
July 15, 1965 "Mariner IV" sends back 1st pictures of Mars
July 15, 1965 Athanassiades Novas succeeds Papandreo as premier of Greece
July 15, 1964 Barry M. Goldwater nominated for president by Republicans
July 15, 1963 KAIT TV channel 8 in Jonesboro, AR (ABC) begins broadcasting
July 15, 1962 Algeria becomes member of Arab League
July 15, 1962 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Milwaukee Golf Open
July 15, 1962 Netherlands and Indonesia accord over New-Guinea
July 15, 1961 "Donnybrook!" closes at 46th St. Theater New York City after 68 performances
July 15, 1958 President Eisenhower sends U.S. troops to Lebanon; they stay 3 months
July 15, 1956 Beverly Hanson/Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Hot Springs Golf Invitational
July 15, 1954 110 degrees F (43 degrees C) at Balcony Falls, Virginia (state record)
July 15, 1954 1st coml jet transport plane built in U.S. tested (Boeing 707)
July 15, 1954 KOCO TV channel 5 in Oklahoma City, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting
July 15, 1954 WBOC TV channel 16 in Salisbury, MD (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
July 15, 1952 1st transatlantic helicopter flight begins
July 15, 1952 Gerald D. Lascelles (under English princess Mary) weds Angela Dowding
July 15, 1949 "Miss Liberty" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 308 performances
July 15, 1949 Czech tennis stars Jaroslav Drobny and Vladimir Cernik, defect to US
July 15, 1949 WBTV TV channel 3 in Charlotte, North Carolina (CBS) begins broadcasting
July 15, 1948 Alcoholic Anonymous founded in Britain
July 15, 1948 President Truman nominated for another term
July 15, 1946 British North Borneo Co transfers rights to British crown
July 15, 1945 27th PGA Championship: Byron Nelson at Morraine CC Dayton, Ohio
July 15, 1944 Greenwich Observatory damaged by WW II flying bomb
July 15, 1942 1st deportation camp at Westerbork, Jews sent to Auschwitz
July 15, 1942 Dutch Jews invoked for "Labor camps"
July 15, 1941 Florey and Heatley present freeze dried mold cultures, Penicillin
July 15, 1940 1st betatron placed in operation, Urbana, Ilinois
July 15, 1940 Nazi occupiers seize library of IISG Amsterdam
July 15, 1939 Clara Adams, New York City, is 1st woman to complete round world flight
July 15, 1938 Arthur Fagg completes 244 and 202 in the same cricket game for Kent
July 15, 1937 Buchenwald Concentration Camp opens
July 15, 1937 Japanese attack Marco Polo Bridge, invade China
July 15, 1936 Dutch 2nd Chamber agree to temporarily increase defense budget
July 15, 1933 Wiley Post began 1st solo flight around world
July 15, 1932 President Hoover cuts own salary 15%
July 15, 1929 1st airport hotel opens - Oakland, California
July 15, 1927 62nd British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 285 at St. Andrews
July 15, 1926 VPRO (Free thinking Protestant Radio Broadcast) forms
July 15, 1923 27th U.S. Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 296 at Inwood CC in New York
July 15, 1923 Italian parliament accepts new constitution
July 15, 1922 1st duck-billed platypus publicly exhibited in U.S., at New York zoo
July 15, 1922 26th U.S. Golf Open: Gene Sarazen shoots a 288 at Skokie CC in Ill
July 15, 1920 Ruth ties his record of 29 home runs in a season
July 15, 1918 2nd Battle of Marne began during WW I
July 15, 1916 22.22" (56.4 cm) of rain falls in Altapass North Carolina (state record)
July 15, 1916 Boeing Co (Pacific Aero) formed by William Boeing in Seattle Wash
July 15, 1914 Mexican president Huerta flees with 2 million pesos to Europe
July 15, 1912 British National Health Insurance Act goes into effect
July 15, 1911 46" of rain (begining 7/14) falls in Baguio, Philippines
July 15, 1909 Ty Cobb hits 2 inside-the-park HRs
July 15, 1906 Republic museum opens Rembrandt hall in Amsterdam
July 15, 1904 1st Buddhist temple in U.S. forms, Los Angeles
July 15, 1902 Ranjitsinhji scores 180 before lunch, for Sussex vs. Surrey
July 15, 1901 New York Giant Christy Mathewson no-hits St. Louis, 5-0
July 15, 1900 President Steyn/General De Law escape Brandwater Basin
July 15, 1893 Commodore Perry arrives in Japan
July 15, 1888 Bandai volcano (Japan) erupts for 1st time in 1,000 years
July 15, 1876 Baseball's 1st no-hitter, St. Louis' George W Bradley no-hits Hartford
July 15, 1870 Georgia becomes last confederate to be readmitted to U.S.
July 15, 1870 Manitoba becomes 5th Canadian province and NW Territories created
July 15, 1870 Hudson's Bay and Northwest Territories transferred to Canada
July 15, 1869 Margarine is patents by Hippolye Mega-Mouries for use by French Navy
July 15, 1867 San Francisco Merchant's Exchange opens
July 15, 1864 Troop train loaded with Confederate prisoners collided with a coal train killing 65 and injuring 109 of 955 aboard
July 15, 1863 President Davis orders service duty for confederate army
July 15, 1862 CSS Arkansas vs USS Cardondelet and Queen of the West engage at Yazoo R
July 15, 1850 John Wisden bowls all 10 South batsmen, North vs. South at Lord's
July 15, 1840 England, Russia, Austria and Prussia signs Quadruple Alliance
July 15, 1830 3 Indian tribes, Sioux, Sauk and Fox, signs a treaty giving the U.S. most of Minnesota, Iowa and Missouri
July 15, 1815 Napoleon surrendered and is later exiled on St. Helena
July 15, 1808 French marshal Joachim Murat becomes king of Naples
July 15, 1806 Zebulon Pike began his journey to explore the Southwest
July 15, 1787 Parliament of Paris banished to Troyes
July 15, 1783 1st steamboat, Pyroscaphe, 1st run in France
July 15, 1779 U.S. troops under Gen A Wayne conquer Ft. Stony Point, New York
July 15, 1755 French ambassador recalled from London
July 15, 1662 England's King Charles II charters Royal Society in London
July 15, 1538 Peace talks between Karel and King Francois I
July 15, 1524 Emperor Karel I bans German national synode
July 15, 1501 Explorer Pedro Cabral back in Lisbon
July 15, 1500 Duke Albrecht of Saxon beats Friese rebellion
July 15, 1500 "Blood Wedding" of Astorre Baglione and Lavinia Colonna in Perugia family Baglione massacre
July 15, 1410 Battle of Tannenburg-Teutonic Knights vs King Ladislas II of Poland
July 15, 1307 Duke Henrik van Karinthie chosen king of Bohemia
July 15, 1205 Pope Innocent III states Jews are doomed to perpetual servitude and subjugation due to crucifixion of Jesus
July 15, 1099 1st Crusaders capture and plunder Jerusalem