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Notable Historical Events for November 15th

1990US President Bush signs Clear Air Act of 1990

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

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

198375th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy

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

1492Christopher Columbus notes 1st recorded reference to tobacco

1916William George Barker, flying very low over the Ancre River, spots a large concentration of German troops massing for a counter-attack on Beaumont Hamel, and sends an emergency Zone Call brought to bear all available artillery fire in the area onto the specified target. The force of some 4,000 German infantry was effectively broken up, and Barker is awarded the Military Cross

1533Francisco Pizarro arrives at Cuzco

1946Ted Williams is picked as AL MVP

1967Boston's Carl Yastrzemski wins AL MVP

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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

1630Johannes Kepler, German astronomer, dies at 58

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

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

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