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Notable Historical Events for November 15th

1956Elvis Presley's 1st film "Love Me Tender" premieres in NYC

1720Anne Bonny, Mary Read, and John Rackham are captured by Capt. Jonathan Barnet and brought to Spanish Town, Jamaica, for trial

1990US President Bush signs Clear Air Act of 1990

1577Sir Francis Drake aboard Pelican travels from Chile to Washington

198375th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy

1946Ted Williams is picked as AL MVP

1901james j jeffries TKOs Gus Ruhlin in 6 for heavyweight boxing title in San Francisco

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

1979A package from the Unabomber Ted Kaczynski begins smoking in the cargo hold of a flight from Chicago to Washington, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing.

1835Charles Darwin reaches Tahiti on board HMS Beagle

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Notable Birthdays on November 15th

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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.

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

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