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Notable Historical Events for June 15th

1864Battle for Petersburg begins as General Ulysses S. Grant assaults Confederate line

198686th US Golf Open: Ray Floyd shoots a 279 at Shinnecock Hills GC NY

1775George Washington appointed commander-in-chief of American Army

1626King Charles I disbands English parliament

1877Henry Ossian Flipper becomes 1st African American to graduate from West Point Military Academy

1864Robert E. Lee's home area (Arlington, VA) becomes a military cemetery

1940France surrenders to Hitler, German troops occupy Paris during WWII

1928Ty Cobb, 41, steals home for 50th & final time

1862Gen Jeb Stuart completes his "ride around McClellan"

1997British model Naomi Campbell hospitalized due to drug overdose

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Notable Birthdays on June 15th

1964Courteney Cox, Birmingham, Alabama, American actress (Monica Geller on the NBC sitcom Friends)

1908Sam Giancana, Chicago Illinois, American mafioso

1969Ice Cube, rap singer/actor (Boyz in the Hood, Anaconda)

1969Cedric Pioline, Neuilly France, tennis star (1996 Coopenhagen)

1973Neil Patrick Harris, Albuquerque NM, actor (Doogie Howser MD)

1923Erroll Garner, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, American jazz pianist (Misty)

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Notable Weddings on June 15th

1953Sci-Fi author Arthur C. Clarke (35) weds Marilyn Torgenson in New York

2010Film actor and producer Harrison Ford (67) weds actress and Golden Globe Award winner Calista Flockhart (45) in Santa Fe, New Mexico

2002Actor Charlie Sheen (36) weds actress Denise Richards (31) under a rose arch dotted by over 1000 blooms in Brentwood, California

1777First American flag seamstress Betsy Ross (25) weds mariner Joseph Ashburn

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Notable Divorces on June 15th

1989Singer-songwriter Courtney Love (24) divorces vocalist James Moreland only 4 months after getting married

2011Actress and model Elizabeth Hurley (45) divorces businessman Arun Nayar due to husband's unreasonable behavior

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Notable Deaths on June 15th

2014Casey Kasem, creator of American Top 40 and the voice of Shaggy on Scooby-Doo, dies from Lewy body dementia at 82

1996Ella Fitzgerald, singer, dies at 78

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