What Happened on July 15

Historical Events

  • 1099 City of Jerusalem is captured and plundered by Christian forces during the First Crusade
  • 1381 John Ball, a leader in the Peasants' Revolt, is hung, drawn and quartered in the presence of Richard II of England.
  • 1410 Battle of Grunwald (2nd Battle of Tannenburg), one of the largest battles of medieval Europe, during Poland-Lithuanian Teutonic War. Polish King Władysław Jagiełło (Jogaila) and Lithuanian Grand Duke Vytautas defeat Teutonic Ulrich von Jungingen
  • 1799 The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign.
  • 1955 18 Nobel laureates sign the Mainau Declaration against nuclear weapons, later co-signed by 34 more laureates
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Did You Know?

Alcoholic Anonymous founded in Britain

On July 15, 1948

Famous Weddings

  • 1500 "Blood Wedding" of Astorre Baglione & Lavinia Colonna in Perugia family Baglione massacre
  • 1952 Gerald D Lascelles (under English princess Mary) weds Angela Dowding
  • 1965 Actress Joan Rivers (32) weds TV producer Edgar Rosenberg
  • 1999 "Grateful Dead" guitarist Bob Weir (51) weds Natasha Muenter (31) in Mill Valley, California
  • 2005 Heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis (39) weds former Miss Jamaica runner-up Violet Chang at William Knibb Memorial Baptist Church in Falmouth, Jamaica

Famous Divorces

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