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Notable Historical Events for October 15th

1520King Henry VIII of England orders bowling lanes at Whitehall

1842Karl Marx becomes editor-in-chief of Rheinische Zeitung

1937Ernest Hemingway novel "To Have & Have Not" published

1940"The Great Dictator", a satiric social commentary film by and starring Charlie Chaplin, is released.

17891st presidental tour-George Washington in New England

1928Walter Johnson signs a 3-year contract to manage the Senators

1997NY jury awards boxer Mitch Green $45,000 in civil lawsuit against Mike Tyson, for street brawl in 1988

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

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

1989Wayne Gretzky passes Gordie Howes as NHL's all time top scorer

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Notable Birthdays on October 15th

1844Friedrich Nietzsche, Röcken bei Lützen, Prussia, German philosopher (Beyond Good and Evil), (d. 1900)

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

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

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

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

1955Victor Pecci, Asuncion Paraguay, tennis star

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Notable Weddings on October 15th

1980Actor Rod Taylor (50) weds Carol Kikumura

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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