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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.

OTD July 15 - Francesca Cabrini
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1850: Francesca S. Cabrini, the first American citizen to be canonized by the Roman Catholic Church as a saint, is born in Sant'Angelo Lodigiano, in the Lombard Province of Lodi, then part of the Austrian Empire. After coming to America in 1889, she founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart, a Catholic religious institute that offered support to Italian immigrants to the United States.

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