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Notable Historical Events for August 15th

1982Beth Daniel wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic

199981st PGA Championship: Tiger Woods shoots a 277 at Medinah Country Club

1914US Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan, in a letter to J P Morgan, declares that loans to any of the belligerents go against US neutrality

1914A male servant of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright sets fire to the living quarters of the architect's Wisconsin home, Taliesin, murders seven people and burns the living quarters to the ground.

1950Ezzard Charles TKOs Freddie Beshore in 14 for heavyweight boxing title

1914German assault at Dinant: Lt Charles de Gaulle (24), injured

200587th PGA Championship: Phil Mickelson shoots a 276 at Baltusrol Golf Club

1989In 2nd start since after cancer treatment, Giants Dave Dravecky breaks his pitching arm while throwing to Tim Raines

1971US President Richard Nixon announces 90-day freeze on wages, prices & rents

1981Ian Botham scores a century in 86 balls v Australia at Old Trafford

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Notable Birthdays on August 15th

1954Stieg Larsson [Karl Stig-Erland Larsson], Skelleftehamn, Swedish author (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)

1924Phyllis Schlafly, St Louis, right-winger/Eagle Forum president

1769Napoleon Bonaparte, Corsica, resident of Elba (emperor of France 1804-13, 1814-15), (d. 1821)

1972Ben Affleck, Berkeley California, actor (Armageddon, Pearl Harbor)

1925Oscar Peterson, Montreal Quebec, Canadian jazz pianist and composer

1990Jennifer Lawrence, Louisville, Kentucky, American actress (Winter's Bone, Silver Linings Playbook )

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Notable Weddings on August 15th

1958Singer Buddy Holly weds receptionist Maria Santiago

2009Actor Joseph Fiennes (39) weds model María Dolores Diéguez in Tuscany, Italy

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Notable Deaths on August 15th

1935Will Rogers, humorist, killed in plane crash in Alaska at 55

1057Macbeth, King of Scots, slain by son of King Duncan

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