On This Day

What Happened on July 15

Important 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 (First Battle of Tannenburg, Battle of Žalgiris), one of Medieval Europe's largest battles during Poland-Lithuanian Teutonic War. Polish King Władysław Jagiełło 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
More Historical Events

Jul 15 in Film & TV

Jul 15 in Music

  • 1972 "Honky Chateau" becomes Elton John's first No. 1 album in the US, includes hit "Rocket Man"

Jul 15 in Sport

Did You Know?

Alcoholic Anonymous founded in Britain

On July 15, 1948


Would You Believe?

Margarine is patented by Hippolye Méga-Mouriès for use by French Navy

On July 15, 1869

Famous Weddings

  • 1500 "Blood Wedding" of Astorre Baglione & Lavinia Colonna in Perugia family Baglione massacre
  • 1952 Gerald Lascelles, son of English Princess Mary, weds Angela Dowding
  • 1965 Actress Joan Rivers (32) weds TV producer Edgar Rosenberg

Famous Divorces

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