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Notable Historical Events for July 15th

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

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

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

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

1962Mickey Wright wins LPGA Milwaukee Golf Open

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

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

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

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

1662King Charles II charters Royal Society in London

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Notable Birthdays on July 15th

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

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

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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

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

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Notable Deaths on July 15th

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

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

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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