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Notable Historical Events for October 15th

1976Ringo Starr releases "A Dose of Rock 'n' Roll"

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

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

1917World War I: At Vincennes outside of Paris, Dutch dancer Mata Hari is executed by firing squad for spying for Germany.

1520King Henry VIII of England orders bowling lanes at Whitehall

1944The Arrow Cross Party (very similar to Hitler's NSDAP (Nazi party)) takes over the power in Hungary.

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

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

17891st presidental tour-George Washington in New England

1937Ernest Hemingway novel "To Have & Have Not" published

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Notable Birthdays on October 15th

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

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

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

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

70 BCVirgil, (Publius Vergilius Maro) Andes, Cisalpine Gaul, Roman Republican poet (Aeneid), (d. 19 BC)

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

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Notable Weddings on October 15th

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

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

1980Actor Rod Taylor (50) weds Carol Kikumura

194838th US President Gerald Ford (35) weds department store fashion consultant Elizabeth (Betty) Bloomer Warren (30) at Grace Episcopal Church in Grand Rapids, Ford

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

1501Heir to the English Prince Arthur marries Catherine of Aragon

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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

October 15th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on October 15th

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

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

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

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

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