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Notable Historical Events for October 15th

1827Charles Darwin admitted to Christ's College, Cambridge

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

1940"The Great Dictator", a satiric social commentary film by and starring Charlie Chaplin, is released.

17891st presidental tour-George Washington in New England

1980George Brett is forced out of World Series with hemorrhoids

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.

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

1924Pres Calvin Coolidge declares Statue of Liberty a national monument

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

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Notable Birthdays on October 15th

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

1955Victor Pecci, Asuncion Paraguay, tennis star

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on October 15th

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

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

1501Heir to the English Prince Arthur marries Catherine of Aragon

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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