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On This Day: July 15th

This is 196th day of the year and 169 days remain in the year.

in history
1869
Margarine was patented in France by Hippolyte Mege Mouries.
1870
Georgia became the last of the Confederate States to be readmitted to the Union.
1918
1940
The world's tallest man (8 feet, 11.1 inches), Robert Wadlow, died.
1948
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.
1975
The Russian Soyuz and the U.S. Apollo launched. The Apollo-Soyuz mission was the first international manned spaceflight.
2010
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.
Clement Moorepoet
Mother Cabrininun
Iris Murdochwriter



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