The Daily News | July 15

Charles Sherwood Stratton (General Tom Thumb) died, 1883
Italy declared war on Japan, 1945
Close-up photographs of Mars displayed (Mariner 4), 1965
Rattlesnake death plot verdict handed down, 1980
Last Confederate state readmitted to the Union (Georgia), 1870
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, Russian author, died, 1904
General John J. “Black Jack” Pershing, hero of WWI, died, 1948
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (US, USSR) launched, 1975
Saint Swithin’s relics translated into Winchester Cathedral, 971
First commercial Soviet flight landed in US (JFK), 1968
General Arthur Saint Clair appointed governor of the Ohio Territory, 1788
Evidence reveals a network of spies across the US, 1915