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Notable Historical Events for June 15th

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

1924J. Edgar Hoover assumed leadership of the FBI

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

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

1948Bradman is out for a duck, but Australia win test match anyway

1969Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Patty Berg Golf Classic

1963Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion resigns

1985Pinklon Thomas KOs Mike Weaver in 8 for heavyweight boxing title

1983Cards trade Keith Hernandez to Mets for Neil Allen & Rick Ownbey

1626King Charles I disbands English parliament

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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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on June 15th

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

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

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

1996Ella Fitzgerald, singer, dies at 78

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

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