Today in History: July 15

The first tweet was sent out on March 21, 2006, by one of the founders of Twitter (which they were spelling “twttr”), Jack Dorsey:

The company opened to the public a few months later, on July 15, 2006, 10 years ago today.

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Six years ago today my life changed. I’m glad for that. (Photo above.)

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“La Marseillaise” was declared the national anthem of France on this date in 1795.

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The Napoleonic Wars ended with Napoleon’s surrender on HMS Bellerophon on this date in 1815.

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Gianni Versace was murdered on this date in 1997.

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Rembrandt van Rijn was born on this date in 1606. Walter Benjamin was born on this date in 1892. Dame Iris Murdoch was born on this date in 1919. Jacques Derrida would be 86 today. Alex Karras would be 81.

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Clive Cussler is 85 today. Jan-Michael Vincent is 72. Linda Ronstadt is 70 today. “When Will I Be Lived?”:

Trevor Horn is 67. Arianna Huffington is 66. Governor Jesse Ventura is 65. Terry O’Quinn is 64. Joe Satriani is 60. Forest Whitaker is 55. Brigitte Nielsen is 53.

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  1. loisajay · July 15, 2016

    Linda Ronstadt…that beautiful voice. Her ‘Best Of’ CD is on constant rotation at my house.

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    • Mark Aldrich · July 15, 2016

      It is too bad she can no longer sing, but we are richer for her having shared it. I loved her in the Joe Papp “Pirates of Penzance.”

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