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On this day: July 15

Published On: Jul 10 2013 03:20:40 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 15 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

Jerusalem falls to the Crusaders, the Rosetta Stone is uncovered, Napoleon surrenders, the Nintendo Entertainment System debuts in Japan, and Psy unleashes "Gangnam Style" on the Internet, all on this day.

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1959: The steel strike of 1959 begins with 500,000 steelworkers striking, shuttering nearly every steel mill in the country. The six-month strike ended with workers with the United Steelworkers of America winning minimal wage increases. It also lead to significant importation of foreign steel for the first time in United States history, which replaced the domestic steel industry in the long run.

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