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Notable Historical Events for July 15th

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

1909Ty Cobb hits 2 inside-the-park HRs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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