This Day in History on 15 July

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 15 July. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

2003: AOL Time Warner disbands Netscape. The Mozilla Foundation is established on the same day.

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

2014: A train derails on the Moscow Metro, killing at least 24 and injuring more than 160 others.

2016: Factions of the Turkish Armed Forces attempt a coup.

K. Kamaraj
R. S. Mugali

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1903: K. Kamaraj, Indian journalist and politician (d. 1975)

1906: R. S. Mugali, Indian poet and academic (d. 1993)

Kashmir Singh Katoch
Prabhash Joshi
Ashoke Sen

1915: Kashmir Singh Katoch, Indian army officer (d. 2007)

1928: Viramachaneni Vimla Devi, Indian parliamentarian

1933: M. T. Vasudevan Nair, Indian author and screenwriter

1937: Prabhash Joshi, Indian journalist (d. 2009)

1956: Ashoke Sen, Indian theoretical physicist and string theorist

Geevarghese Mar Ivanios

Death/ Death Anniversary

1953: Geevarghese Mar Ivanios, Indian archbishop, founded the Order of the Imitation of Christ (b. 1882)

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History