WARNING! Do not read the following posting if you CAN'T handle the narcissism and ego of the author. Just forgive him, it's only once a year :)
JULY 15 IN HISTORY
1099 - First Crusade: Christian soldiers take Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem after a difficult siege.
1799 - Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta, by French Captain Pierre-François Bouchard.
1916 - In Seattle, Washington, William Boeing and George Conrad Westervelt incorporate Pacific Aero Products (later renamed Boeing).
1954 - First flight of the Boeing 707, the first American jet passenger airliner
1975 - Apollo Soyuz Test Project: Apollo and Soyuz spacecraft take off for U.S.-Soviet link-up in space.
1980 - In Bogor, a third child from couple Andrie A. Abdullah and R. Sukarsih Soefran was born. Weighted only 1.8 kgs, this baby boy was named M. Imron Ramadhany after the holy fasting month in which this miracle happened.
1997 - In Miami, Florida, serial killer Andrew Phillip Cunanan guns down Gianni Versace outside his home.
HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES
Botswana - President's Day
Brunei - Birthday of the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam
Palermo, Sicily - Festival of Santa Rosalia
Indonesia - Birthday celebration of a very kewl guy nicknamed Ronn
Japan - Third day of Obon feast period
Saint Swithun's feast day (Anglican Church)
Saint Vladimir the Great's day (Eastern Orthodox; Roman Catholic)
Brazil - International Men's Day
FAMOUS PEOPLE FROM JULY 15
1606 - Rembrandt, Dutch artist
1946 - Hassanal Bolkiah, Sultan of Brunei
1954 - Mario Kempes, Argentine football player
1956 - Joe Satriani, American guitarist
1973 - Brian Austin Green, American actor
1978 - Ray Toro, American musician (My Chemical Romance)
1980 - M. Imron Ramadhany, Indonesian great citizen, friend, son, brother, uncle, and future boyfriend/husband/son in law *in the picture below, standing, laughing and looking so fat*
material source: spiced up Wikipedia