A Brief History
This article presents a chronological list of notable events that happened on July 15th. For each date below, please click on the date to be taken to an article covering that date’s event.
On July 15, 1799, French soldiers in Egypt discovered The Rosetta Stone, which is inscribed with three versions of a decree issued at Memphis, Egypt in 196 BC during the Ptolemaic dynasty on behalf of King Ptolemy V Epiphanes.
On July 15, 1815, Emperor Napoleon I of the French surrendered to the British aboard the HMS Bellerophon.
On July 15, 1815, Emperor Napoleon I of the French surrendered to the British aboard the HMS Bellerophon. (NOTE: The link in the date for this entry leads to a different article than the other mention to this same event above.)
On July 15, 1838, while delivering a speech at Harvard Divinity School, Ralph Waldo Emerson described Jesus as a “great man,” but not “God.”
On July 15, 1954, the first prototype of what became the Boeing 707 and US Air Force C-135 family of airplanes made its first flight.
On July 15, 1975, the United States and the USSR simultaneously launched manned spacecraft, an American Apollo capsule and a Soviet Soyuz capsule, bound for a rendezvous in space, the first ever international space effort.
On July 15, 2006, the social media vehicle known as Twitter was launched, and quickly became an essential part of electronic communications in the United States and world-wide.
On July 15, 2016, we wondered about media hype versus reality.
On Thursday, July 15, 2021, a limited number of you had a chance at watching a virtual screening of Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain at 7:00PM.
On July 15, 2022, we remembered the long and influential history of exploration.
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For more information, please see…
Andrews, John and Matt Baker. Timeline of World History. Thunder Bay Press, 2020.
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