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Notable Historical Events for July 15th

1992Pope John Paul II hospitalized for 3 weeks to have tumor removed

1932President Hoover cuts own salary 15%

199045th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy King

2005"Wedding Crashers", starring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, premieres

1962Mickey Wright wins LPGA Milwaukee Golf Open

1662King Charles II charters Royal Society in London

1980Johnny Bench hits his 314th HR as a catcher which breaks Yogi Berra's record

1909Ty Cobb hits 2 inside-the-park HRs

1941Florey & Heatley present freeze dried mold cultures (Penicillin)

196190th British Golf Open: Arnold Palmer shoots a 284 at Royal Birkdale

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Notable Birthdays on July 15th

1960Kim Alexis, Lockport NY, supermodel (Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover) and actress

1606Rembrandt van Rijn, Leiden Netherlands, painter (Night Watch), (d. 1669)

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Notable Weddings on July 15th

2006Singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne (21) weds "Sum 41" lead singer and guitarist Deryck Whibley (26) at a private estate in Montecito, California

2011American TV personality and host Vanessa Minnillo (30) weds American singer-songwriter Nick Lachey (37) at Sir Richard Branson's private Necker Island in British Virgin Islands

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Notable Deaths on July 15th

1904Anton Chekhov, Russian writer (Uncle Vanya), dies at 44

1948John J. Pershing, [Black Jack], US general (Mexico, WW I), dies at 87

1919Hermann Emil Fischer, German chemist and Nobel Prize laureate, commits suicide at 66

1997Gianni Versace, fashion designer, shot to death by Andrew Cunanan at 50

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