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Notable Historical Events for July 15th

199045th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy King

1962Mickey Wright wins LPGA Milwaukee Golf Open

1986All star MVP: Roger Clemens (Boston Red Sox)

1815Napoleon surrenders to Captain Frederick Maitland of HMS Bellerophon at Rochefort after his earlier defeat at the Battle of Waterloo

194527th PGA Championship: Byron Nelson at Morraine CC Dayton Ohio

1662King Charles II charters Royal Society in London

1992Pope John Paul II hospitalized for 3 weeks to have tumor removed

1980Johnny Bench hits his 314th HR as a catcher which breaks Yogi Berra's record

2005"Wedding Crashers", starring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, premieres

1909Ty Cobb hits 2 inside-the-park HRs

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Notable Birthdays on July 15th

1606Rembrandt van Rijn, Leiden Netherlands, painter (Night Watch), (d. 1669)

1950Arianna Huffington, Athens, Greek-born author, syndicated columnist and creator of The Huffington Post

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Notable Weddings on July 15th

2005Heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis (39) weds former Miss Jamaica runner-up Violet Chang at William Knibb Memorial Baptist Church in Falmouth, Jamaica

2006Singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne (21) weds "Sum 41" lead singer and guitarist Deryck Whibley (26) at a private estate in Montecito, California

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Notable Deaths on July 15th

1904Anton Chekhov, Russian writer (Uncle Vanya), dies at 44

1997Gianni Versace, fashion designer, shot to death by Andrew Cunanan at 50

1948John J. Pershing, [Black Jack], US general (Mexico, WW I), dies at 87

1919Hermann Emil Fischer, German chemist and Nobel Prize laureate, commits suicide at 66

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