July 15 Events in History - July 15 Birthdays - July 15 Deaths
2015 U.S. President Barack Obama speaks out in defense of the recent nuclear agreement between Iran and Western nations; the deal removes economic sanctions against Iran in exchange for reductions in its technological research and its nuclear fuel
2014 Mohammed Zakari, a leader of Islamist militant group Boko Haram, has been arrested by Nigerian police; Boko Haram is implicated in hundreds of deaths and kidnappings, and Zakari is wanted for the recent killings of seven people
2014 Apple and IBM join forces to develop apps for business users; the agreement will give Apple a greater share of the business market, which is increasingly catering to a mobile workforce; IBM will benefit from the software integration on its cloud computing platform
2013 The United Kingdom is visited by Thein Sein, the President of Burma
2013 The upper house of the U.K. approves of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill; starting in 2014, gay marriage will be allowed in England and Wales
2012 Saudi Arabia donates $100 million to the Palestinian Authority
2012 In Egypt, protesters throw tomatoes and shoes at U.S. Secretary of State's motorcade during her first visit to the country since President Mohamed Mursi was elected
2011 Chief executive of News International, Rebekah Brooks, resigns as a result of the News International phone hacking scandal
2011 The World Health Organization claims over 5 million Ethiopian are susceptible to developing cholera due to the breakout of acute watery diarrhea
2010 Entire villages are burned to the ground and 40,000 people flee their homes in the Democratic Republic of Congo
2009 Caspian Airlines Flight 7908 crashes near Qazvin, Iran, all 168 on board are killed
1996 After 2,216 consecutive games at shortstop, Cal Ripken goes to 3rd
1996 MSNBC begins Microsoft internet-NBC TV
1996 Prince Charles and Princess Di sign divorce papers
1996 Southern Mexico hit with 6.5 earthquake
1995 Birmingham Barracudas 1st CFL home game (vs Hamilton)
1995 Northern Virginia begins using new area code 540
1994 Gyula Horn sworn in as premier of Hungary
1994 Israel and Jordan agree to talks in Washington D.C. on July 25th
1994 Sonia O'Sullivan runs 3K (8:21.64)
1992 Pope John Paul II hospitalized for 3 weeks to have tumor removed
1991 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
1991 U.S. troops leave northern Iraq
1991 Sandhi Ortiz-DelValle is 1st woman to officiate a men's pro basketball (USBL) game, game between New Haven Skyhawks and Philadelphia Spirit
1990 45th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy King
1987 Boy George barred from British TV show, he may be a bad influence
1987 John Poindexter testifies at Iran-Contra hearings
1987 State of siege ends in Taiwan
1986 57th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-2 at Astrodome, Houston
1986 All star MVP: Roger Clemens of the Boston Red Sox
1985 Deborah Carthy-Deu, of Puerto Rico, crowned 34th Miss Universe
1984 39th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Hollis Stacy
1984 Yoko Ono releases "I'm Stepping Out", the last single from the John Lennon and Yoko Ono album 'Milk and Honey'
1983 8 killed, 54 wounded, by Armenian extremists bomb at Orly, France
1983 Linda Ronstadt debuts as Mabel in "Pirates of Penzance"
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
1980 Johnny Bench hits his 314th home run as a catcher breaks Yogi Berra's record
1979 34th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship won by Jerilyn Britz
1979 Morarji Desai resigns as premier of India
1978 107th British Golf Open: Jack Nicklaus shoots a 281 at St. Andrews
1976 36-hour kidnap of 26 school children and their bus driver in California
1975 46th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-3 at County Stadium, Milwaukee
1975 All star MVP: Bill Madlock (Pittsburgh Pirates) and John Matlock (New York Mets)
1975 Apollo 18 launched (will rendezvous with Soyuz)
1975 Soyuz 19 and Apollo 18 launched; rendezvous 2 days later
1974 Military coup on Cyprus: archbishop/president Makarios flees
1973 California Angel Nolan Ryan 2nd no-hitter beats Detroit Tigers, 6-0
1973 Carole Jo Skala wins LPGA George Washington Golf Classic
1973 Paul Getty III kidnapped
1973 Ray Davies, announces retirement from Kinks then attempts suicide
1973 Willie McCovey becomes 15th to hit 400 home runs
1972 101st British Golf Open: Lee Trevino shoots 278 at Muirfield Gullane
1972 Sandra Palmer/Jane Blalock wins Angelo's Four-Ball Golf Championship
1971 President Nixon announces he would visit China
1970 Denmark beats Italy 2-0 in 1st world female soccer championship
1969 Cincinnati Red Lee May hits 4 home runs in a doubleheader
1969 Rod Carew ties record with his 7th steal of home in a season
1968 "One Life to Live" premieres on TV
1968 Commercial air travel begins between U.S. and U.S.S.R.
1968 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
1968 New Jersey Americans moved to Comack and become New York Nets (ABA)
1968 Soap opera "One Life To Live" premieres
1967 "Sweet Charity" closes at Palace Theater New York City after 608 performances
1967 L.A. Wolves beat Washington Whips 6-5 in OT to be United Soccer Association champs
1967 Roberto DeVicenzo of Argentina wins golf's British Open
1967 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear Test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1965 "Mariner IV" sends back 1st pictures of Mars
1965 Athanassiades Novas succeeds Papandreo as premier of Greece
1964 Barry M. Goldwater nominated for president by Republicans
1963 KAIT TV channel 8 in Jonesboro, AR (ABC) begins broadcasting
1962 Algeria becomes member of Arab League
1962 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Milwaukee Golf Open
1962 Netherlands and Indonesia accord over New-Guinea
1961 "Donnybrook!" closes at 46th St. Theater New York City after 68 performances
1961 90th British Golf Open: Arnold Palmer shoots a 284 at Royal Birkdale
1961 Spain accept equal rights for men and women
1960 Baltimore Orioles' Brooks Robinson goes 5 for 5 including the cycle
1958 President Eisenhower sends U.S. troops to Lebanon; they stay 3 months
1957 Dutch Super Constellation crashes near New Guinea, 56 die
1957 U.S. performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site
1956 Beverly Hanson/Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA Hot Springs Golf Invitational
1956 Iharos runs world record 10k (28:42.8)
1955 WNDU TV channel 16 in South Bend, IN (NBC) begins broadcasting
1954 110 degrees F (43 degrees C) at Balcony Falls, Virginia (state record)
1954 1st coml jet transport plane built in U.S. tested (Boeing 707)
1954 KOCO TV channel 5 in Oklahoma City, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting
1954 WBOC TV channel 16 in Salisbury, MD (CBS/NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1952 1st transatlantic helicopter flight begins
1952 Gerald D. Lascelles (under English princess Mary) weds Angela Dowding
1949 "Miss Liberty" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 308 performances
1949 Czechoslovakian tennis stars Jaroslav Drobny and Vladimir Cernik, defect to US
1949 WBTV TV channel 3 in Charlotte, North Carolina (CBS) begins broadcasting
1948 Alcoholic Anonymous founded in Britain
1948 President Truman nominated for another term
1946 British North Borneo Co transfers rights to British crown
1945 27th PGA Championship: Byron Nelson at Morraine CC Dayton, Ohio
1944 Greenwich Observatory damaged by WW II flying bomb
1942 1st deportation camp at Westerbork, Jews sent to Auschwitz
1942 Dutch Jews invoked for "Labor camps"
1941 Florey and Heatley present freeze dried mold cultures, Penicillin
1940 1st betatron placed in operation, Urbana, Ilinois
1940 Nazi occupiers seize library of IISG Amsterdam
1939 Clara Adams, New York City, is 1st woman to complete round world flight
1938 Arthur Fagg completes 244 and 202 in the same cricket game for Kent
1937 Buchenwald Concentration Camp opens
1937 Japanese attack Marco Polo Bridge, invade China
1936 Dutch 2nd Chamber agree to temporarily increase defense budget
1933 Wiley Post began 1st solo flight around world
1932 President Hoover cuts own salary 15%
1929 1st airport hotel opens - Oakland, California
1927 62nd British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 285 at St. Andrews
1926 VPRO (Free thinking Protestant Radio Broadcast) forms
1923 27th U.S. Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 296 at Inwood CC in New York
1923 Italian parliament accepts new constitution
1922 1st duck-billed platypus publicly exhibited in U.S., at New York zoo
1922 26th U.S. Golf Open: Gene Sarazen shoots a 288 at Skokie CC in Ill
1920 Ruth ties his record of 29 home runs in a season
1918 2nd Battle of Marne began during WW I
1916 22.22" (56.4 cm) of rain falls in Altapass North Carolina (state record)
1916 Boeing Co (Pacific Aero) formed by William Boeing in Seattle Wash
1914 Mexican president Huerta flees with 2 million pesos to Europe
1912 British National Health Insurance Act goes into effect
1911 46" of rain (begining 7/14) falls in Baguio, Philippines
1909 Ty Cobb hits 2 inside-the-park home runs
1906 Republic museum opens Rembrandt hall in Amsterdam
1904 1st Buddhist temple in U.S. forms, Los Angeles
1902 Ranjitsinhji scores 180 before lunch, for Sussex vs. Surrey
1901 New York Giant Christy Mathewson no-hits St. Louis, 5-0
1900 President Steyn/General De Law escape Brandwater Basin
1893 Commodore Perry arrives in Japan
1888 Bandai volcano (Japan) erupts for 1st time in 1,000 years
1876 Baseball's 1st no-hitter, St. Louis' George W Bradley no-hits Hartford
1870 Georgia becomes last confederate to be readmitted to U.S.
1870 Manitoba becomes 5th Canadian province and NW Territories created
1870 Hudson's Bay and Northwest Territories transferred to Canada
1869 Margarine is patents by Hippolye Mega-Mouries for use by French Navy
1867 San Francisco Merchant's Exchange opens
1864 Troop train loaded with Confederate prisoners collided with a coal train killing 65 and injuring 109 of 955 aboard
1863 President Davis orders service duty for confederate army
1862 CSS Arkansas vs USS Cardondelet and Queen of the West engage at Yazoo R
1856 Natal forms as a British colony separate from Cape Colony
1850 John Wisden bowls all 10 South batsmen, North vs. South at Lord's
1840 England, Russia, Austria and Prussia signs Quadruple Alliance
1830 3 Indian tribes, Sioux, Sauk and Fox, signs a treaty giving the U.S. most of Minnesota, Iowa and Missouri
1815 Napoleon surrendered and is later exiled on St. Helena
1808 French marshal Joachim Murat becomes king of Naples
1806 Zebulon Pike began his journey to explore the Southwest
1795 "Marseillaise" becomes French national anthem
1787 Parliament of Paris banished to Troyes
1783 1st steamboat, Pyroscaphe, 1st run in France
1779 U.S. troops under General A Wayne conquer Ft. Stony Point, New York
1755 French ambassador recalled from London
1662 England's King Charles II charters Royal Society in London
1538 Peace talks between Karel and King Francois I
1524 Emperor Karel I bans German national synode
1501 Explorer Pedro Cabral back in Lisbon
1500 Duke Albrecht of Saxon beats Friese rebellion
1500 "Blood Wedding" of Astorre Baglione and Lavinia Colonna in Perugia family Baglione massacre
1410 Battle of Tannenburg-Teutonic Knights vs King Ladislas II of Poland
1307 Duke Henrik van Karinthie chosen king of Bohemia
1205 Pope Innocent III states Jews are doomed to perpetual servitude and subjugation due to crucifixion of Jesus
1099 1st Crusaders capture and plunder Jerusalem