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Notable Historical Events for July 15th

192762nd British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 285 at St Andrews

196190th British Golf Open: Arnold Palmer shoots a 284 at Royal Birkdale

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

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

1799The Rosetta Stone is found in the Egyptian village of Rosetta by French Captain Pierre-Fran├žois Bouchard during Napoleon's Egyptian Campaign.

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

2005After declining an offer to remain with the Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Mike Babcock is named head coach of the Detroit Red Wings

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

1962Mickey Wright wins LPGA Milwaukee Golf Open

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

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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

2011American TV personality and host Vanessa Minnillo (30) weds American singer-songwriter Nick Lachey (37) at Sir Richard Branson's private Necker Island in British Virgin Islands

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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