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Notable Historical Events for August 15th

1965Mary Mills wins LPGA St Louis Golf Open

1964Mayor Daley declares "Ernie Banks Day" in Chicago

1982Beth Daniel wins LPGA WUI Golf Classic

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

1986President Reagan decides to support a replacement for Challenger

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

18924th & last British government of William Gladstone forms

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

1040King Duncan I of Scotland killed in battle against his first cousin and rival Macbeth (not murdered in his sleep as per Shakespeare's play). The latter does succeed him as King.

1990Mark McGwire is 1st to hit 30 HRs in each of his 1st 4 seasons

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Notable Birthdays on August 15th

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

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

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

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

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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