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Notable Historical Events for May 15th

1943Joseph Stalin dissolves the Comintern (or Third International).

1968"Wonderwall" with George Harrison premieres at Cannes Film Festival

1941Joe DiMaggio starts 56-game hitting streak; Yanks lose 13-1

1973California Angel Nolan Ryan's 1st no-hitter beats KC Royals, 3-0

1961Pope John XXIII publishes encyclical Mater et Magistra

1990"Portrait of Doctor Gachet" by Vincent van Gogh sold for $82.5 million

1711Alexander Pope's "An Essay on Criticism" is published anonymously

1618Johannes Kepler discovers harmonics law

1912Ty Cobb rushes a heckler at a NY Highlander game & is suspended

1968Paul McCartney & John Lennon appear on Johnny Carson Show to promote Apple records, Joe Garagiola is substitute host

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Notable Birthdays on May 15th

1978David Krumholtz, NYC, actor (Billy Kulchak-Chicago Sons)

1981Zara Anne Elizabeth Phillips, daughter of Princess Anne

1969Emmitt Smith, running back (Dallas Cowboys, 3-time NFL rushing leader)

1975Ray Lewis, Bartow Florida, American football linebacker (Baltimore Ravens)

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Notable Weddings on May 15th

1825Author Wilhelm Grimm (39) weds Henriette Dorothea

2010Actress and model Danneel Harris (33) weds actor Jensen Ackles (34) at the Rosewood Crescent Court Hotel in Dallas, Texas

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Notable Deaths on May 15th

2003June Carter Cash, American musician and singer dies aged 73

1978Robert Menzies, 12th Prime Minister of Australia (1939-41, 1949-66) and its longest-serving, dies of a heart attack at 83

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