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Notable Historical Events for October 15th

19693rd Country Music Association Award: Johnny Cash & Tammy Wynette wins

1966LBJ signs a bill creating US Dept of Transportation

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

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

1980George Brett is forced out of World Series with hemorrhoids

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

17891st presidental tour-George Washington in New England

1924Pres Calvin Coolidge declares Statue of Liberty a national monument

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

1993Nelson Mandela & South Africa president F W de Klerk awarded Nobel Peace Prize

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Notable Birthdays on October 15th

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

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

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

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

1955Victor Pecci, Asuncion Paraguay, tennis star

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

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Notable Weddings on October 15th

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

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

1501Heir to the English Prince Arthur marries Catherine of Aragon

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

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

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

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Notable Divorces on October 15th

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

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

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Notable Deaths on October 15th

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

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

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

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

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