TODAY IN HISTORY - July 15th

1099 - 1st Crusaders capture, plunder Jerusalem
1799 - The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard during Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign.
1971 - Pres Nixon announces he would visit People's Rep of China
1980 - Johnny Bench hits his 314th HR as a catcher breaks Yogi Berra's record
2012 - A Russian Soyuz rocket with an international team launches for a mission to the International Space Station

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY / ANNIVERSARY TO:

1946 - Linda Ronstadt, Tucson Az, singer (Dif Drum)/actress (Pir of Penzance)
1960 - Kim Alexis, Lockport NY, supermodel (Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover) and actress
1961 - Forest Whitaker, Longview TX, actor (Bloodsport, Platoon, Stakeout)
2011 - American TV personality and host Vanessa Minnillo (30) weds American singer-songwriter Nick Lachey (37) at Sir Richard Branson's private Necker Island in British Virgin Islands

GOODBYE TO:

1996 - Dana Hill, actress (Vacation), dies at 32

 

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