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This Day in History for July 15 – BP Finally Caps Blown Oil Well and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1799 – The Rosetta Stone is found (More info)

1870 – Georgia becomes the last of the former Confederate states to be readmitted to the Union (More info)

1975 – The Apollo-Soyuz, the first international manned spaceflight, launches (More info)

1997 – Serial killer Andrew Phillip Cunanan guns down designer Gianni Versace outside his home (More info)

2010 – After 86 days of gushing oil into the Gulf of Mexico, BP finally caps its leaking oil well (More info)

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