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Notable Historical Events for September 15th

1928Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin

1904Wilbur Wright makes his 1st airplane flight

1978Muhammad Ali beats Leon Spinks in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1985Willie Nelson's Farm Aid concert

1940PM Winston Churchill visits 11 Fighter Group

1970Decca awards Bing Crosby a 2nd platinum disc for selling 300 million

1982Pope John Paul II receives PLO leader Yasser Arafat

1926Failed attempt on Benito Mussolini

1959Soviet Premier Khrushchev arrives in US to begin a 13-day visit

1997Oprah Winfrey announces she will continue her show through 2000

September 15th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on September 15th

1890Agatha Christie, Torquay Devon, British crime writer (Murder on Orient Express), (d. 1976)

1936ashley j cooper, Melbourne Victoria, Australian tennis champ (US Open-1957)

1789James Fenimore Cooper, Burlington New Jersey, 1st major American novelist (Last of Mohicans)

1961Dan Marino, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, NFL quarterback (Miami Dolphins)

1254Marco Polo, Venice, Italian explorer (Il Milione), (d. 1324)

1857William Howard Taft, Cin, (R) 27th pres (1909-13), chief justice

September 15th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on September 15th

1991NBA star Magic Johnson marries Earletha "Cookie" Kelly

17944th US President James Madison (43) weds Dolley Madison (26) in Jefferson County, West Virginia

1981Professional boxer George Foreman (32) weds Sharon Goodson

1951Actor Peter Sellers (26) weds actress Anne Howe n London, England

1957Country music legend Patsy Cline (25) weds linotype operator Charles Dick (23) in Winchester, England

1962Actress Janet Leigh (35) weds stockbroker Robert Brandt

September 15th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on September 15th

2004Johnny Ramone, American lead guitarist of the punk rock band The Ramones

1938Thomas Wolfe, US writer (Enigma), dies at 37

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