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Notable Historical Events for November 15th

1969Janis Joplin, accused of vulgar & indicent language in Tampa, Fla

1947Bradman scores his 100th 100, 172 v Indians at the SCG

1620Myles Standish leads 16 men in a foot exploration of the northern portion of Cape Cod

1835Charles Darwin reaches Tahiti on board HMS Beagle

1864Union Major General Sherman leaves Atlanta on the "March to the Sea"

1967Boston's Carl Yastrzemski wins AL MVP

1990US President Bush signs Clear Air Act of 1990

1959Richard "Dick" Hickock and Perry Smith murder four members of the Clutter Family at their farm outside Holcomb, Kansas (subject of Truman Capote book In Cold Blood).

1577Sir Francis Drake aboard Pelican travels from Chile to Washington

1948Louis St. Laurent is sworn in as the 12th Prime Minister of Canada

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Notable Birthdays on November 15th

1891Erwin Rommel, German Field Marshal (WW II-African campaign)

1708William Pitt the Elder, London, British Prime Minister (Whig, 1756-61, 66-68), `Great Commoner', (d. 1778)

1862Gerhart Hauptmann, Obersalzbrunn, Germany, author (Before Dawn-Nobel 1912), (d. 1946)

1874August Krogh [Schack], Denmark, zoophysiologist (arterioles and capillaries, Nobel-1920), (d. 1949)

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Notable Weddings on November 15th

1986Golfer Byron Nelson (74) weds advertising copy writer Peggy Simmons (42)

1997"Rescue 911" TV host and actor William Shatner (66) weds former Ford model Norine Kidd (37) in Pasadena, California

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Notable Deaths on November 15th

1978Margaret Mead, American anthropologist (Thoughts & Female), dies of pancreatic cancer at 76

1794John Witherspoon, president of the College of New Jersey, dies at 71

565Justinian I (The Great), Byzantinian Emperor (527-565), dies at 82. Corpus Juris Civilis, civil law code, written during reign.

1630Johannes Kepler, German astronomer, dies at 58

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