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Notable Historical Events for November 15th

1964Mickey Wright shoots a 62, lowest golf score for a woman pro

1960Elgin Baylor of NBA LA Lakers scores 71 points vs NY Knicks

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

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

1961Roger Maris is voted AL MVP

1977Pres Jimmy Carter welcomes Shah of Iran

198375th hat trick in Islander history-Mike Bossy

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.

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on November 15th

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

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)

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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

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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