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Notable Historical Events for November 15th

1990US President Bush signs Clear Air Act of 1990

1533Francisco Pizarro arrives at Cuzco

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

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.

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

1939FDR lays cornerstone of Jefferson Memorial in Wash DC

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

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

1967Boston's Carl Yastrzemski wins AL MVP

1980Pope John Paul II began 5 day visit to West Germany

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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)

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

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

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

1630Johannes Kepler, German astronomer, dies at 58

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

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

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

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