What Happened On This Day – July 15
1996 MSNBC is launched
The American news television channel was created by Microsoft and General Electric's NBC unit. The first show of the channel was hosted by Jodi Applegate.
1994 Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 collides with Jupiter
The Jupiter orbiting comet collided with Jupiter. It was the first time in recorded history that Astronomers had observed a collision between two celestial objects.
1983 Orly Airport attack
A Turkish Airlines check-in counter was bombed at the Orly Airport in Paris, killing 8 people and injuring more than 50 people. The Armenian militant organization ASALA took responsibility for the attack.
1955 Mainau Declaration is signed by 18 Nobel laureates
The declaration against the use of nuclear weapons was initiated by German scientists Otto Hahn and Max Born.
1799 The Rosetta Stone is found
The ancient Egyptian rock inscribed with a decree by King Ptolemy V was found in the Egyptian port city of Rashid (Rosetta) by French Captain Pierre Bouchard.
Births On This Day – July 15
1951 Jesse Ventura
American wrestler, actor, politician, 38th Governor of Minnesota
1950 Arianna Huffington
Greek/American author, columnist, founded The Huffington Post
1930 Jacques Derrida
1858 Emmeline Pankhurst
British political activist, suffragette
Deaths On This Day – July 15
1961 John Edward Brownlee
1948 John J. Pershing
1904 Anton Chekhov
Russian physician, author
1857 Carl Czerny
Austrian pianist, composer
1521 Juan Ponce de León
Spanish explorer, 1st Governor of Puerto Rico