Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/July 15

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This is a list of selected July 15 anniversaries that appear in the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases, you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial or on a day that is or will soon be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only four to five events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is generally not posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled featured article or picture of the day.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Chūgen/Bon Festival in Japan refimprove, external links
Democracy and National Unity Day in Turkey refimprove
1240Swedish–Novgorodian Wars: A Novgorodian army led by Alexander Nevsky defeated the Swedes on the Neva River near Ust-Izhora, present-day Russia. OR section
1806 – The Pike Expedition, led by Zebulon Pike to explore the Louisiana Territory, began near St. Louis, Missouri. refimprove section
1823 – A fire, accidentally started by a workman who was repairing the lead of the roof, destroyed the ancient Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls in Rome. The church was restored by 1840. refimprove
1870Manitoba and the Northwest Territories were established following the transfer of Rupert's Land and the North-Western Territory from the Hudson's Bay Company to Canada. NW Terr: refimprove section
1888 – The volcano Mount Bandai in the Fukushima Prefecture of Japan erupted, killing at least 470 people. refimprove
1910 – In his book Clinical Psychiatry, Emil Kraepelin gave a name to Alzheimer's disease, naming it after his colleague Alois Alzheimer. outdated
1916William Boeing incorporated the Pacific Aero Products Co., which was later renamed Boeing. refimprove section
1974 – Greek-sponsored nationalists overthrew Makarios III, President of Cyprus, in a coup d'état and replaced him with Nikos Sampson. Makarios needs more footnotes; Sampson has multiple issues
1997 – American serial killer Andrew Cunanan gunned down fashion designer Gianni Versace in Miami, Florida. trivia
2003 – The non-profit Mozilla Foundation was founded to ensure the open-source Mozilla project would survive after AOL Time Warner disbanded Netscape Communications. Mozilla: refimprove section; Netscape: neutrality disputed, refimprove section, outdated


July 15: Marine Day in Japan (2019)

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Jean-Antoine Houdon (d. 1828) · Betty Wagoner (b. 1930) · Donald Mackay (d. 1977)

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