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Notable Historical Events for November 15th

1946Ted Williams is picked as AL MVP

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

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

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

198375th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy

1533Francisco Pizarro arrives at Cuzco

1977Pres Jimmy Carter welcomes Shah of Iran

1899Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill captured by Boers in Natal

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

1948Mackenzie King retires after spending 22 years as the Prime Minister of Canada

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Notable Birthdays on November 15th

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)

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on November 15th

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

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

1630Johannes Kepler, German astronomer, dies at 58

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