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July 15, 1993

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: JULY 15

In 1606, the Dutch painter Rembrandt was born in Leiden, Netherlands.

In 1870, Georgia became the last of the Confederate states to be readmitted to the Union.

In 1916, Boeing Co., originally known as Pacific Aero Products, was founded in Seattle by William Boeing.

In 1918, the Second Battle of the Marne began during World War I.

In 1948, President Harry S. Truman was nominated for another term of office by the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

In 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower ordered U.S. Marines to Lebanon, at the request of that country's president, Camille Chamoun, in the face of a perceived threat by Muslum rebels.

In 1964, Sen. Barry M. Goldwater of Arizona was nominated for president by the Republican National Convention, meeting in San Francisco.

In 1971, President Richard M. Nixon announced he would visit the People's Republic of China to seek a "normalization of relations."

In 1975, three American astronauts blasted off aboard an Apollo spaceship hours after two Soviet cosmonauts were launched aboard a Soyuz spacecraft for a mission that included a linkup of the two ships in space.

In 1976, a 36-hour kidnap ordeal began for 26 schoolchildren and their bus driver as they were abducted near Chowchilla, Calif., by three gunmen and imprisoned in an underground cell. (The captives escaped unharmed.)

In 1979, President Jimmy Carter delivered his "malaise" speech in which he lamented what he called a "crisis of confidence" in America.

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