This Day – July 15 —- In History
The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future – Theodore Roosevelt
It’s hard to know everything that had happened in history. But, at least a few important events, that changed our way of living, should be remembered.
On July 15 –
1903 – K. Kamaraj, founder of the Indian National Congress, Kingmaker in Indian Politics.
1918 – World War I: Second Battle of Marne began.
1934 – Continental Airlines Commences operations.
1937 – Japanese attack Marco Polo Bridge, invade China
1938 – Arthur Fagg became the first batsman to score double centuries in both innings of a match, in first-class cricket history, with 244 and 202 for Kent v Essex at Colchester.
1944 – Greenwich Observatory damaged by WW II flying bomb.
1948 – US President Harry Truman nominated for another term.
1955 – 18 Nobel laureates sign the Mainau Declaration against nuclear weapons, which was later co-signed by 34 more laureates.
1959 – The US steel strike of 1959 began on this day, which led to the significant importation of foreign steel for the first time in United States history.
1965 – First ever pictures of Mars received from Mariner IV
1972 – “Honky Chateau” becomes Elton John’s first No. 1 album in the United States.
1974 – The first suicide in a live broadcast – TV news reporter Christine Chubbuck shot herself live on TV WXLT-TV, Florida.
1984 – John Lennon’s “I’m Stepping Out” was released posthumously.
1988 – “Die Hard” starring Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman, was released in the United States.
2002 – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam was elected 11th President of India, but the results were announced after three days.
2006 – Twitter was launched publicly.
2009 – “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” the 6th installment was released worldwide.
2012 – A Russian Soyuz rocket with an international team launches for a mission to the International Space Station.
2016 – “Stranger Things” debuts on Netflix, starring Winona Ryder and Millie Bobby Brown.
2018 – Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao stops Lucas Matthysse, a WBA welterweight champion, for his first knockout in 9 years, marking his 60th career victory.
2018 – Novak Đoković wins his 4th Wimbledon title beating South African Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6.