Today in History: July 15

Today in History: July 15

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1410

Poles and Lithuanians defeat the Teutonic knights at Tannenberg, Prussia.

1685

The Duke of Monmouth is executed in Tower Hill in England.

1789

The electors of Paris set up a "Commune" to live without the authority of the government.

1806

Lieutenant Zebulon Pike begins his western expedition from Fort Belle Fontaine.

1813

Napoleon Bonaparte's representatives meet with the Allies in Prague to discuss peace terms.

1834

Lord Napier of England arrives at Macao, China, as the first chief superintendent of trade.

1863

Confederate raider Bill Anderson and his Bushwhackers attack Huntsville, Missouri, stealing $45,000 from the local bank.

1895

Ex-prime minister of Bulgaria, Stepfan Stambolov, is murdered by Macedonian rebels.

1901

Over 74,000 Pittsburgh steel workers go on strike.

1942

The first supply flight from India to China over the 'Hump' is flown.

1958

President Dwight Eisenhower sends 5,000 Marines to Lebanon to keep the peace.

1960

John F. Kennedy accepts the Democratic nomination for president.