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Notable Historical Events for June 15th

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

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

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

1924J. Edgar Hoover assumed leadership of the FBI

1968John Lennon & Yoko Ono plant an acorn at Conventry Cathedral

1997British model Naomi Campbell hospitalized due to drug overdose

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

1951Joe Louis scored his last knock out victory

1967Governor Reagan signs liberalized California abortion bill

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

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Notable Birthdays on June 15th

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

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

1908Sam Giancana, Chicago Illinois, American mafioso

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on June 15th

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

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

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Notable Divorces on June 15th

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

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

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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

1849James Knox Polk, 11th US President (1845-1849), dies in Nashville Tenn at 53

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