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A look at the highlights on this day July 15:

1988 – “Die Hard” directed by John McTiernan and starring Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman is released in the US

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2005- “Wedding Crashers”, starring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, premieres

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2009 – “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”, the 6th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling is released worldwide.

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1099 – First Crusade: Christian soldiers take the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem after the final assault of a difficult siege.

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1965- Actress Joan Rivers (32) weds TV producer Edgar Rosenberg

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2005- Heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis (39) weds former Miss Jamaica runner-up Violet Chang at William Knibb Memorial Baptist Church in Falmouth, Jamaica.

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2006- Singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne (21) weds “Sum 41” lead singer and guitarist Deryck Whibley (26) at a private estate in Montecito, California.

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1996- Prince Charles & Princess Diana sign divorce papers

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2006 – Twitter is launched, becoming one of the largest social media platforms in the world.

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Social Media Giving Day – Inaugurated by Givver and is dedicated to fundraising via social media.

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1888 – “Printers’ Ink” was first sold.

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1903 – Ford Motor Company takes its first order. The newly formed Ford Motor Company takes its first order from Chicago dentist Ernst Pfenning: an $850 two-cylinder Model A automobile with a tonneau (or backseat). The car, produced at Ford’s plant on Mack Street (now Mack Avenue) in Detroit, was delivered to Dr. Pfenning…

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2012 – In Egypt, protesters throw tomatoes and shoes at U.S. Secretary of State’s motorcade during her first visit to the country since President Mohamed Mursi was elected.

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1940 –The world’s tallest man (8 feet, 11.1 inches), Robert Wadlow, died.

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Nature Photography Day –  Nature Photography Day celebrates those amazing souls who are able to capture nature’s beauty in the eye of a camera.

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