Friday, 15 July 2011
On This Day (15th July) ... in brief
1606: The Dutch master, Rembrandt, was born in Leiden in the Netherlands.
1799: The Rosetta Stone (which now resides in the British Museum) was found in Egypt by soldiers in Napoleon's army.
1919: Novelist Iris Murdoch was born in Dublin.
1989: Pink Floyd, who were scheduled to play a concert in Venice, were instructed by city officials not to play at any louder than 60 decibels, to prevent any damage to surrounding buildings.
1997: Fashion designer, Gianni Versace, was shot dead on the steps of his Miami home.
2003: Roberto Bolaño, the Chilean-Spanish novelist and poet, died.