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On July 15th, 1975, three American
astronauts blasted off aboard an
"Apollo" spaceship hours after two
Soviet cosmonauts were launched aboard a
"Soyuz" spacecraft for a mission that
included a linkup of the two ships in orbit.
On this date:
In 1606, Dutch painter Rembrandt was born in Leiden,
In 1870, Georgia
became the last Confederate state readmitted to
In 1916, Boeing
Company, originally known as Pacific Aero
Products, was founded in Seattle.
In 1948, President
Truman was nominated for another term of office
by the Democratic national convention in
In 1964, Senator
Barry M. Goldwater of Arizona was nominated for
president by the Republican national convention
in San Francisco.
In 1965, US
scientists displayed close-up photographs of the
planet Mars taken by "Mariner Four."
In 1971, President
Nixon announced he would visit the People's
Republic of China.
In 1985, a
gaunt-looking Rock Hudson appeared at a news
conference with actress Doris Day (it was later
revealed Hudson was suffering from AIDS).
In 1992, Arkansas
Governor Bill Clinton claimed the Democratic
presidential nomination in New York.
In 1997, fashion
designer Gianni Versace was shot dead outside his
Miami home; suspected gunman Andrew Phillip
Cunanan was found dead eight days later.
Ten years ago:
Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev and
visiting West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl held
talks on the issue of a united Germany's
membership in NATO. Tens of thousands of people
marched in Moscow to protest the Communist
Party's control of the government, the army and
Five years ago: A
19-year-old sales clerk was rescued after being
buried in the rubble of a collapsed shopping mall
in Seoul, South Korea, for 16 days.
One year ago: The
government acknowledged for the first time that
thousands of workers were made sick while making
nuclear weapons and announced a plan to
compensate many of them. China declared that it
had invented its own neutron bomb. The Seattle
Mariners played their first game in their new
home, Safeco Field, losing to the San Diego
"It is astonishing
what force, purity, and wisdom it requires for a
human being to keep clear of falsehoods."
Margaret Fuller, American journalist and social