On This Day in History for July 15 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 142 of 142

  • 1969 Rod Carew ties record with his 7th steal of home in a season

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1971 US President Richard Nixon announces he will visit the People's Republic of China

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1973 John Paul Getty III kidnapped in Rome
  • 1973 Ray Davies announces retirement from Kinks then attempts suicide
  • 1973 Willie McCovey becomes 15th to hit 400 HRs
  • 1974 Military coup on Cyprus: archbishop/president Makarios flees
  • 1975 Soyuz 19 & Apollo 18 launched; will rendezvous 2 days later
  • 1976 36-hr kidnap of 26 school children & their bus driver in Calif
  • 1979 Morarji Desai resigns as premier of India
  • 1982 Body of Wendy Caulfield, 1st Green River victim, found near Seattle
  • 1982 Columbia flies to Kennedy Space Center via Dyess AFB, Texas
  • 1982 Senate confirms George Shultz as 60th sec of state by vote of 97-0
  • 1983 8 killed, 54 wounded, by Armenian extremists bomb at Orly, France
  • 1983 Linda Ronstadt debuts as Mabel in "Pirates of Penzance"
  • 1984 John Lennon's "I'm Stepping Out" released posthumously
  • 1987 John Poindexter testifies at Iran-Contra hearings
  • 1987 State of siege ends in Taiwan
  • 1991 France performs nuclear Test at Mururoa atoll
  • 1991 US troops leave northern Iraq

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1992 Pope John Paul II hospitalized for 3 weeks to have tumor removed

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1992 The Security Council of the UN examine violence in South Africa
  • 1994 Gyula Horn sworn in as premier of Hungary
  • 1994 Israel & Jordan agree to talks in Washington, D.C. on July 25th
  • 1994 Sonia O'Sullivan runs 3K (8:21.64)
  • 1994 Hundreds of thousands of Hutus flee to Zaire in the Congo near the end of the Rwandan Genocide
  • 1995 Birmingham Barracudas 1st CFL home game (vs Hamilton)
  • 1995 Northern Virginia begins using new area code 540
  • 1996 Southern Mexico hit with 6.5 earthquake
  • 1996 A Belgian Air Force C-130 Hercules carrying the Royal Netherlands Army marching band crashes on landing at Eindhoven Airport.
  • 1997 Donatella Versace launches her first couture collection for her brother's Versace label, a year after his murder
  • 1999 Scientists uncover possible reason for SS Waratah's disappearance 100 years later; The SS Waratah was a luxury steamer which did not reach its destination in 1909, and no trace of the wreckage was ever found
  • 2002 "American Taliban" John Walker Lindh pleads guilty to supplying aid to the enemy and to possession of explosives during the commission of a felony.
  • 2002 Anti-Terrorism Court of Pakistan hands down the death sentence to British born Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh and life terms to three others suspected of murdering Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
  • 2003 AOL Time Warner disbands Netscape Communications Corporation. The Mozilla Foundation is established on the same day.
  • 2009 A 7.9 Magnitude earthquake registers 160km west of Invercargill, New Zealand, creating a small tsunami.
  • 2012 39 pilgrims are killed in a bus crash in Parasi, Nepal
  • 2012 A Russian Soyuz rocket with an international team launches for a mission to the International Space Station
  • 2013 13 people are killed by a car bomb in Deir Atiyah, Syria
  • 2014 20 people are killed & 100 are injured after a train derails in Moscow
  • 2014 Israel announces it has officially voted to accept the ceasefire proposed by Egypt; Hamas reject, saying they were not consulted
  • 2016 Attempted military coup in Turkey fails, nearly 300 killed, 6,000 then arrested
  • 2017 Australian Justine Damond killed by Minneapolis police officer after calling 911 for a disturbance

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