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Notable Historical Events for August 15th

18924th & last British government of William Gladstone forms

1965Mary Mills wins LPGA St Louis Golf Open

1994South African President Nelson Mandela receives Anne Frank Penning

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

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.

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

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

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

1979"Apocalypse Now", starring Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, and Martin Sheen, is released

778Battle of Roncevaux Pass: Roland, commander of the rearguard of Charlemagne's army is defeated by the Basques

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Notable Birthdays on August 15th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on August 15th

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

1958Singer Buddy Holly weds receptionist Maria Santiago

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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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