15 July (TODAY IN HISTORY) Collected facts include the people born today, the death of famous persons, war conflicts, freedom of any country, the invention of new technology, change of power, important national and international day etc.
Important events of 15 July
- 1795 – ‘La Marseillaise‘ was declared French National Anthem.
- 1904 – America’s first Buddhist temple built in Los Angeles.
- 1910 – Emil Kraepelin named Alzheimer’s disease after Alois Alzheimer’s.
- 1916 – The world’s largest aerospace company Boeing Aircraft manufacturing company started on 15 July.
- 1923 – The Parliament of Italy accepted the new constitution.
- 1926 – First Motorbus service started in Bombay (now Mumbai).
- 1948 – US President Harry S. Timmerman is elected to the second term.
- 1955 – First President Dr Rajendra Prasad announces the highest civilian award Bharat Ratna to the then Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru.
- 1961 – Spain recognizes equal rights for men and women.
- 1962 – Algeria becomes part of the Arab League.
- 1968 – Commercial aircraft service between the US and the then Soviet Union started.
- 1970 – Denmark defeats Italy 2-0 to win first women’s World Cup.
- 1979 – India’s Prime Minister Morarji Desai resigned.
- 1984 – After being disturbed by the Sikh community in Punjab, Punjab was declared a terrorist state.
- 1997 – Italian fashion designer Giani Worsache was shot dead.
- 1999 – China announces the capacity of the neutron bomb.
- 2002 – US journalist Daniel Pearl killer, Omar Shaikh, has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani court.
- 2011 – India successfully set up modern communications satellite GSAT-12 in space orbit by a polar satellite launch vehicle PSLV.
- 2018 – FIFA World Cup 2018 final match will be played between Croatia and France.
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Born on 15 July
- 1783 – Sir Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy, Indian industrialist.
- 1885 – Pattom Thanu Pillai, Kerala politician.
- 1903 – Kumaraswamy Kamaraj (K. Kamaraj) Bharat Ratna, the honourable freedom fighter, politician, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu was born on this day.
- 1909 – Durgabai Deshmukh, the first woman leader of Andhra Pradesh.
- 1922 – Leon M. Lederman, American physicist, Nobel laureate
- 1936 – Devshi Kala is a Sanskrit scholar, honoured by Nath Shastri, President of India.
- 1937 – A famous journalist of Prabhash Joshi Hindi was born on this day.
- 1959 – Ramesh Pokhriyal “Nishank” is an Indian politician
- 1982 – Amy Trivedi is an Indian TV and theatre artist.
Died on 15 July
- 1967 – Bal Gandharva, the great hero of the Marathi theatre and famous singer
- 2004 – Banoo Jehangir Coyaji, Indian Medical Scientific and Family Planning Specialist
- 2011 – Georgette Lizette “Googie” Withers CBE, AO was a British entertainer who had a long career in theatre, film and television.
National/International Holidays and Observations List
- Bon Festival (Kantō region, Japan)
- Elderly Men Day (Kiribati)
- Festival of Santa Rosalia (Palermo, Sicily)
- Social Media Giving Day
- Sultan’s Birthday (Brunei Darussalam)
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