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Encyclopaedia Britannica | On This Day
July 15
Rembrandt: Isaac and Rebecca

FEATURED BIOGRAPHY

Rembrandt van Rijn

Dutch artist

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Mariner 4

FEATURED EVENT

1965

Close-up pictures of Mars provided by Mariner 4

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