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Notable Historical Events for November 15th

1964Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA San Antonio Civitan Golf Open

1939FDR lays cornerstone of Jefferson Memorial in Wash DC

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

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

1977Pres Jimmy Carter welcomes Shah of Iran

1835Charles Darwin reaches Tahiti on board HMS Beagle

1961Roger Maris is voted AL MVP

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.

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

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

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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)

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

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

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

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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

1630Johannes Kepler, German astronomer, dies at 58

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

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