15th July

The events happened on 15th July are :

1965 : Close-up pictures of Mars provided by Mariner 4 : Mariner 4, launched by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on November 28, 1964, flew by Mars and returned pictures of its surface this day. The Mariner program consisted of interplanetary probes designed to fly by Mars, Venus, and Mercury. Mariners 2 (1962) and 5 (1967) passed Venus within 35,000 km and 4,000 km (22,000 miles and 2,500 miles), respectively, and made temperature and atmospheric density measurements. Mariners 4 (1965), 6 and 7 (1969), and 9 (1971–72) obtained photographs of the Martian surface and made significant analyses of the atmosphere.

1978 : American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan performed in England before 200,000 people.

1912 : Jim Thorpe won a gold medal for the decathlon at the Olympics in Stockholm.

1883 : Circus performer Charles Stratton, known to the world as Tom Thumb, died.

1606 : Dutch artist Rembrandt was born in Leiden, Netherlands.

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