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Notable Historical Events for July 15th

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

192327th US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 296 at Inwood CC in NY

1962Mickey Wright wins LPGA Milwaukee Golf Open

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

1799The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-Fran├žois Bouchard during Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign.

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

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

1909Ty Cobb hits 2 inside-the-park HRs

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

1973California Angel Nolan Ryan 2nd no-hitter beats Detroit Tigers, 6-0

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Notable Birthdays on July 15th

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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