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Notable Historical Events for July 15th

1941Florey & Heatley present freeze dried mold cultures (Penicillin)

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

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

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

1973California Angel Nolan Ryan 2nd no-hitter beats Detroit Tigers, 6-0

1909Ty Cobb hits 2 inside-the-park HRs

1240A Novgorodian army led by Alexander Nevsky defeats the Swedes in the Battle of the Neva.

192327th US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 296 at Inwood CC in NY

1898Camillo Golgi discovers the Golgi Apparatus (a delicate network inside cells essential for the transmission and reception of information between cells)

1962Mickey Wright wins LPGA Milwaukee Golf Open

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Notable Birthdays on July 15th

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

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

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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

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

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

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