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July 15 2009

July 15 622 is considered the traditional date of the Hijrah - the legendary and resettlement of the Muslim holy prophet Muhammad and his followers from Mecca to Medina. When Caliph Omar I year Hijrah was declared the beginning of the chronology of Islam - so that their calendar now, the 1382nd year.

July 15, 1983 finishing the longest race. American Robert Svitgall launched in Washington, DC October 9, 1982 goals and ran 17,071 miles around America, ended his race - also in Washington. This race is not beaten yet, and is listed in the Guinness Book of Records.

July 15, 1988 was blown up the biggest in the history of entertainment petard. The biggest ever produced by pyrotechnic charges "Universe 1. Part II" was blown up at the Festival of Lake Toya, Hokkaido, Japan. Record-breaking 700-pound projectile had a diameter of 139 cm, and the blast radius was 600 meters. Guinness world record.

July 15, 1997 was killed by a famous Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace. He was born in 1946 in Calabria, Gianni's mother was a dressmaker, and she taught her son to sew. His debut women's collection was held in March 1978. "Sitting in the front row wore sunglasses to protect your eyes from this brilliant splendor. Which outfit is better? It was impossible to solve ", - said Vicki Woods of English« Harpers & Queens »of the first Versace show ...

Versace brings to the podium's top 16 models, paid them for 10 thousand dollars a day. Its luxury models acted magically. Recognizable symbol - the head of Medusa - said to belong to high society. Toilets Versace wore Princess Diana, Madonna, Demi Moore, Rod Stewart, Elton John, Jane Fonda, Kim Bessindzher, Sting, Elizabeth Hurley, Jon Bon Jovi, figure skater Oksana Baiul ...

The founder of one of the largest empires in the world of high fashion to its 50 th anniversary came multibillionaire, successful and recognized tastemakers and style. Former boy pariah bought huge blocks of flats and villas. Published books filled with pictures of the best photographers and meaningful lyrics. Traveled, emptying antique shops with the imperial extravagance. And loved.

15 July 1997 the almighty emperor of world fashion, the owner of luxury mansions and vast fortune has finished his life by a bullet young lover. Gianni Versace was gunned down at the gate of his home in Miami (Florida). Early in the morning he went to the nearest cafe for breakfast and browse the newspapers. About nine o'clock, when Versace came to the gate of his luxury three-storey house, shots rang out. Versace was fatally shot in the head. Soon after the police found out that the killer - 27-year-old Andrew Kunanan. Eight days later he was found murdered - Kunanan fatally shot himself in the pleasure boat ...

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