Saturday, July 15, 2017
History for July 15 - On-This-Day.com:
Rembrandt Van Rijn 1606, Clement Clarke Moore 1779, Clive Cussler 1931
Alex Karras 1935, Jan-Michael Vincent 1944, Linda Ronstadt 1946
1099 - Jerusalem fell to the Crusaders.
1806 - Lieutenant Zebulon Pike began his western expedition from Fort Belle Fountaine, near St. Louis, MO.
1916 - In Seattle, WA, Pacific Aero Products was incorporated by William Boeing. The company was later renamed Boeing Co.
1918 - The Second Battle of the Marne began during World War I.
1942 - The first supply flight from India to China over the 'Hump' was carried to help China's war effort.
1958 - Five thousand U.S. Marines landed in Beirut, Lebanon, to protect the pro-Western government. The troops withdrew October 25, 1958.
1971 - U.S. President Nixon announced he would visit the People's Republic of China to seek a "normalization of relations."
2006 - The social networking service Twitter was launched.