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Notable Historical Events for August 15th

1971US President Richard Nixon announces 90-day freeze on wages, prices & rents

1040King Duncan I of Scotland killed in battle against his first cousin and rival Macbeth (not murdered in his sleep as per Shakespeare's play). The latter does succeed him as King.

1986President Reagan decides to support a replacement for Challenger

200587th PGA Championship: Phil Mickelson shoots a 276 at Baltusrol Golf Club

1914German assault at Dinant: Lt Charles de Gaulle (24), injured

1989In 2nd start since after cancer treatment, Giants Dave Dravecky breaks his pitching arm while throwing to Tim Raines

778Battle of Roncevaux Pass: Roland, commander of the rearguard of Charlemagne's army is defeated by the Basques

1914US Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan, in a letter to J P Morgan, declares that loans to any of the belligerents go against US neutrality

1994South African President Nelson Mandela receives Anne Frank Penning

1979"Apocalypse Now", starring Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, and Martin Sheen, is released

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Notable Birthdays on August 15th

1924Phyllis Schlafly, St Louis, right-winger/Eagle Forum president

1972Ben Affleck, Berkeley California, actor (Armageddon, Pearl Harbor)

1990Jennifer Lawrence, Louisville, Kentucky, American actress (Winter's Bone, Silver Linings Playbook )

1925Oscar Peterson, Montreal Quebec, Canadian jazz pianist and composer

1954Stieg Larsson [Karl Stig-Erland Larsson], Skelleftehamn, Swedish author (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)

1769Napoleon Bonaparte, Corsica, resident of Elba (emperor of France 1804-13, 1814-15), (d. 1821)

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Notable Weddings on August 15th

2009Actor Joseph Fiennes (39) weds model María Dolores Diéguez in Tuscany, Italy

1958Singer Buddy Holly weds receptionist Maria Santiago

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Notable Deaths on August 15th

1935Will Rogers, humorist, killed in plane crash in Alaska at 55

1057Macbeth, King of Scots, slain by son of King Duncan

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