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Notable Historical Events for October 15th

1928Walter Johnson signs a 3-year contract to manage the Senators

1924Pres Calvin Coolidge declares Statue of Liberty a national monument

1827Charles Darwin admitted to Christ's College, Cambridge

1989Wayne Gretzky passes Gordie Howes as NHL's all time top scorer

1764Edward Gibbon observes a group of friars singing in the ruined Temple of Jupiter in Rome, which inspires him to begin work on The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

2000Larry David's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" debuts on HBO

1815Napoleon Bonaparte arrives on island of St Helena to begin his exile

1966LBJ signs a bill creating US Dept of Transportation

1951"I Love Lucy", starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, debuts on CBS

1997NY jury awards boxer Mitch Green $45,000 in civil lawsuit against Mike Tyson, for street brawl in 1988

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Notable Birthdays on October 15th

1542Djalalud-Din Mohammed Akbar, Mughal Emperor in India (1556-1605)

1920Mario Puzo, NYC, novelist (Godfather, Cotton Club, Earthquake), (d. 1999)

1844Friedrich Nietzsche, Röcken bei Lützen, Prussia, German philosopher (Beyond Good and Evil), (d. 1900)

1908John Kenneth Galbraith, economist (Affluent Society-58 Hillman Award)

1951Roscoe Tanner, Kiawah Island South Carolina, tennis player (Wimbledon Finals 1979)

1955Victor Pecci, Asuncion Paraguay, tennis star

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Notable Weddings on October 15th

1980Actor Rod Taylor (50) weds Carol Kikumura

1913Author Beatrix Potter (47) weds solicitor William Heelis at St Mary Abbots in Kensington, London

1927Writer Graham Greene (23) weds Vivien Dayrell-Browning at St. Mary's Church in Hampstead, North London

1501Heir to the English Prince Arthur marries Catherine of Aragon

1963Folk singer Mary Travers (26) weds photographer Barry Feinstein

2011"Charmed" TV actress Shannen Doherty (40) weds photographer Kurt Iswarienko (37) in Malibu

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Notable Divorces on October 15th

2002Comedian Tom Green (30) divorces actress Drew Barrymore (26) due to irreconcilable differences after less than a year of marriage

1993Baseball player Darryl Strawberry (31) divorces Lisa Andrews after more than 8 years of marriage

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Notable Deaths on October 15th

2012Norodom Sihanouk, King of Cambodia, dies from a heart attack at 89

1946Hermann Goering, Nazi Reichmarshal, poisons himself in prison at 53

1976Carlo Gambino, Italian-American gangster, dies of a heart attack at 74

1917Mata Hari, Dutch dancer/German spy, executed by firing squad in Paris

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