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July 15: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on July 15

July 15th is officially celebrated as Pet Fire Safety Day and Gummi Worm Day.

We’d like to welcome you to the 196th day of the year! We still have 169 days left of this year.

People who were born on this day share the Cancer zodiac sign.

You’re in for a treat if your birthday falls on this day, as this day was incredibly unique in history. You’re about to discover why.

Did you know that on this day in 1916, Boeing was incorporated by William E. Boeing? The company’s first product was the B & W Seaplane.

Keep reading for more facts about July 15th in history!

What Happened On July 15 In History?

2009

“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” movie by J.K. Rowling was released.

2005

American romantic-comedy Wedding Crashers premiered.

1988

American action film “Die Hard” was released in the US.

The classic all-time movie stars Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman and Alexander Godunov.
1980

President Jimmy Carter’s brother Billy registered as a foreign agent to Libya.

1972

Elton John’s “Honky Chateau” became his first #1 album in the US, which was a significant turning point in his career.

"Honky Chateau" hit the top 10 albums and stayed there for 11 weeks in the USA. The album included the famous "Rocket Man" and was recorded in just two weeks. This was the first time Elton John's music had entered the top charts in the United States.
1932

US President Herbert Hoover slashed his salary by 20% and his cabinet members by 15% due to the Economic Act signed on June 30, 1932.

1916

Boeing was incorporated by William E. Boeing.

OTD in 1916: Boeing was incorporated by William E. Boeing.
1741

After an expedition heading North, the Russian navigator and captain, Alexei Chirikov, spotted Southeast Alaska and sent his men to explore.

Although they never returned, they were the first Russians to set foot in Alaska.
1662

The Royal Society was chartered by King Charles II in London, England.

1581

English Jesuit priest Edmund Campion was captured by a spy named George Eliot and taken to London.

A Jesuit was a member of the Society of Jesus who would preach and acted as a missionary to share their beliefs. The England campaign began in 1580, and many were out to get Campion for this preaching.
1410

The Battle of Grunwald began.

OTD in 1410: The Battle of Grunwald began.
On this day allies Poland and Lithuania fought against the German-Prussian Teutonic Order. Although the alliance won, the Teutonic Order still kept siege of their fortress.