On This Day: July 15th
This is 197th day of the year and 169 days remain in the year.
Margarine was patented in France by Hippolyte Mege Mouries.
The world's tallest man (8 feet, 11.1 inches), Robert Wadlow, died.
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 BirthdaysRembrandt1606–69, Dutch painter, etcher, and draftsman, born in Leiden.