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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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1979: With the onset of the energy crisis, U.S. President Jimmy Carter gives a nationally televised address where he characterizes the greatest threat to the country as "this crisis in the growing doubt about the meaning of our own lives and in the loss of a unity of purpose for our nation." The address came to be known as his "malaise" speech, although Carter himself never uses the word in the speech.

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