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Notable Historical Events for July 15th

194527th PGA Championship: Byron Nelson at Morraine CC Dayton Ohio

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

1815Napoleon surrenders to Captain Frederick Maitland of HMS Bellerophon at Rochefort after his earlier defeat at the Battle of Waterloo

1932President Hoover cuts own salary 15%

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

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

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

1986All star MVP: Roger Clemens (Boston Red Sox)

1898Camillo Golgi discovers the Golgi Apparatus (a delicate network inside cells essential for the transmission and reception of information between cells)

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Notable Birthdays on July 15th

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

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

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Notable Weddings on July 15th

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

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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