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Notable Historical Events for July 15th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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