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Notable Historical Events for July 15th

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

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

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

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

1662King Charles II charters Royal Society in London

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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