This day in history, July 15. - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

This day in history, July 15.

Each of the historical events below occurred on the same day of the month, July 15.

1606: Painter Rembrandt van Rijn is born in Leiden, Netherlands.

1870: Georgia is the last of the former Confederate states to be readmitted to the Union.

1946: Singer Linda Ronstadt is born in Tucson, Arizona.

1975: An Apollo spacecraft is launched simultaneously with a Soyuz orbiter for the first joint Soviet-U.S. human-crewed flight.

1997: Fashion designer Gianni Versace, 50, is murdered outside his mansion in Miami Beach, Florida.

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

2008: The longest Major League Baseball All-Star Game ends with the American League scoring the winning run in the 15th inning. The game takes four hours and 50 minutes.

2012: The Korean singer Psy releases "Gangnam Style", the YouTube version of which reaches one billion views by the end of the year.

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