On This Day: July 15th

This is 197th day of the year and 169 days remain in the year.

in history
Margarine was patented in France by Hippolyte Mege Mouries.
Georgia became the last of the Confederate States to be readmitted to the Union.
The world's tallest man (8 feet, 11.1 inches), Robert Wadlow, died.
John J. Pershing, whose leadership in World War I earned him the title General of the Armies of the United States, died in Washington, DC.
The Russian Soyuz and the U.S. Apollo launched. The Apollo-Soyuz mission was the first international manned spaceflight.
After 86 days of gushing oil into the Gulf of Mexico and several previous attempts to contain the flow, BP caps its leaking oil well.
July 15 Birthdays
Rembrandt1606–69, Dutch painter, etcher, and draftsman, born in Leiden.
Clement Moorepoet
Mother Cabrininun
Iris Murdochwriter

Return to perpetual calendar

Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.