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Notable Historical Events for July 15th

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

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

1962Mickey Wright wins LPGA Milwaukee Golf Open

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

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

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

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

1662King Charles II charters Royal Society in London

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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