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Notable Historical Events for July 15th

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

1909Ty Cobb hits 2 inside-the-park HRs

1662King Charles II charters Royal Society in London

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

1932President Hoover cuts own salary 15%

1962Mickey Wright wins LPGA Milwaukee Golf Open

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on July 15th

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

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

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

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