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Notable Historical Events for November 15th

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

1974Ringo Starr releases "Goodnight Vienna" & "Only You" in UK

1533Francisco Pizarro arrives at Cuzco

1939FDR lays cornerstone of Jefferson Memorial in Wash DC

1990US President Bush signs Clear Air Act of 1990

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

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on November 15th

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)

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

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

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

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

1630Johannes Kepler, German astronomer, dies at 58

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