Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Today in History: Wednesday, July 15, 2015

AP Highlight in History: 
On July 15, 1948, President Harry S. Truman was nominated for another term by the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
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On this date in:
1606The painter Rembrandt was born in Leiden, Netherlands.
1870Georgia became the last of the Confederate states to be readmitted to the Union.
1964Sen. Barry Goldwater of Arizona was nominated for president at the Republican National Convention in San Francisco.
1971President Richard Nixon announced he would visit the People's Republic of China.
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1979President Jimmy Carter delivered a speech in which he lamented what he called a "crisis of confidence" in America. Though he didn't use the word, it became known as the "malaise" speech. 
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1992Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton claimed the Democratic presidential nomination at the party's convention in New York City.
1996MSNBC, a 24-hour all-news network, made its debut on cable TV and the Internet.
1997Fashion designer Gianni Versace was shot to death outside his home in Miami; suspected gunman Andrew Phillip Cunanan was found dead eight days later.
2002John Walker Lindh, an American who had fought alongside the Taliban in Afghanistan, pleaded guilty to two felonies in a deal sparing him life in prison.
2002A Pakistani judge convicted four Islamic militants in the kidnap-slaying of Wall Street Journal correspondent Daniel Pearl.
2007The Roman Catholic archdiocese of Los Angeles announced it was settling clergy sex-abuse cases for $660 million.
2007The Philadelphia Phillies lost for the 10,000th time in franchise history, a 10-2 defeat at the hands of the visiting St. Louis Cardinals.
2010BP stopped the flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico after 85 days using a 75-ton cap lowered onto the well earlier in the week.
2011Rupert Murdoch accepted the resignation of The Wall Street Journal's publisher, Les Hinton, and the chief of his British operations, Rebekah Brooks, as the once-defiant media mogul struggled to control an escalating phone hacking scandal.
2011Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony announced they were breaking up after seven years of marriage.
Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Actress Diane Kruger turns 39 years old today.
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George VoinovichFormer Ohio governor, U.S. senator79
Patrick WayneActor76
Millie JacksonR&B singer71
Jan-Michael VincentActor71
Linda RonstadtSinger69
Artimus PyleRock musician (Lynyrd Skynyrd)67
Terry O'QuinnActor ("Lost")63
Ileana Ros-LehtinenU.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee chairwoman, R-Fla.63
John StallworthFootball Hall of Famer63
Joe SatrianiRock musician59
Kim AlexisModel55
Willie AamesActor ("Eight is Enough")55
Lolita DavidovichActress54
Forest WhitakerActor54
Brigitte NielsenActress52
Eddie GriffinActor, comedian47
Scott FoleyActor ("The Unit," "Felicity")43
Brian Austin GreenActor ("Beverly Hills 90210")42
The Huffington Post editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington turns 65 years old today.
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