July 15 – On This Day In History

15 July

What happened today in history?

  • 1799 – The Rosetta Stone is discovered by Pierre-Francois in Rosetta, Egypt.
  • 1918 – Second Battle of the Marne begins (World War 1).

 

  • 1983 – The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) video game console is released.

Who was born today?

  • 1573 – Inigo Jones – English architect.
  • 1606 – Rembrandt – Dutch artist.
  • 1858 – Emmeline Pankhurst – British activist and suffragette.
  • 1956 – Ian Curtis – English singer-songwriter (Joy Division).

Who died today?

  • 1904 – Anton Chekhov – Russian writer.
  • 1940 – Robert Wadlow – American – tallest person ever (8’11”).

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