This day in history

Monday, July 15, is the 196th day of 2013. There are 169 days left in the year.

Today’s birthdays: Author Clive Cussler is 82. Former senator George Voinovich (R-Ohio) is 77. Rhythm-and-blues singer Millie Jackson is 69. Singer Linda Ronstadt is 67. Actor Terry O’Quinn is 61. Rock musician Marky Ramone is 57. Rock musician Joe Satriani is 57. Model Kim Alexis is 53. Actor Forest Whitaker is 52. Actress Lolita Davidovich is 52. Rock musician Jason Bonham is 47. Comedian Eddie Griffin is 45. Actor-screenwriter Jim Rash is 42. Actor Brian Austin Green is 40. Actress Diane Kruger is 37.

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


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

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

In 1979, President Carter delivered his ‘‘malaise’’ speech in which he lamented what he called a ‘‘crisis of confidence’’ in the country.

In 1992, Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton was nominated for president at the Democratic National Convention in New York.

In 2010, after 85 days, BP stopped the flow of oil from a blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico using a 75-ton cap lowered onto the wellhead earlier in the week.