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Notable Historical Events for July 15th

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

1932President Hoover cuts own salary 15%

1240A Novgorodian army led by Alexander Nevsky defeats the Swedes in the Battle of the Neva.

2005After declining an offer to remain with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Mike Babcock is named head coach of the Detroit Red Wings

192762nd British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 285 at St Andrews

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

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

1662King Charles II charters Royal Society in London

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

1962Mickey Wright wins LPGA Milwaukee Golf Open

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Notable Birthdays on July 15th

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

1950Arianna Huffington, Athens, Greek-born author, syndicated columnist and creator of The Huffington Post

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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

2005Heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis (39) weds former Miss Jamaica runner-up Violet Chang at William Knibb Memorial Baptist Church in Falmouth, Jamaica

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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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