On this day: July 15

Published On: Jul 10 2013 03:20:40 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 15 2016 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 - John Pershing
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1948: Gen. John J. Pershing, who led the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, dies of coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure at the age of 87 at the Walter Reed General Hospital in Washington, D.C. Pershing was the only person to be promoted in his own lifetime to General of the Armies, the highest rank ever held in the U.S. Army.

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