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Notable Historical Events for February 15th

1978Leon Spinks beats Muhammad Ali in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

1948Mao Zedong's army occupies Yenan

19997th ESPY Awards: Mark McGwire, Chamique Holdsclaw win

1869Charges of Treason against Jefferson Davis are dropped

1996At a news conference, American boxer Tommy Morrison said he had contracted HIV

1677King Charles II reports anti-French covenant with Netherlands

1996Bill Belichick is fired by the Cleveland Browns, finishing his Cleveland coaching career with a record of 36-44

1933Pres-elect Franklin Roosevelt survives assassination attempt

1992Jeffrey Dahmer found sane & guilty of killing 15 boys

1964Bill Bradley scores 51 points for Princeton

February 15th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on February 15th

1564Galileo Galilei, Pisa Italy, astronomer/physicist

1820Susan Brownell Anthony, Adams Mass, woman's suffragette

1907Cesar Romero, New York City, New York, American actor (Joker-Batman, Ocean's 11)

1954Matt Groening, cartoonist (Life in Hell, Simpsons)

1809Cyrus Hall McCormick, Shenandoah Valley Virginia, American inventor (Mechanical reaper)

1976Brandon Boyd, American musician (Incubus)

February 15th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on February 15th

1991Baseball superstar George Brett (37) weds Leslie Davenport in Manhattan Beach, California

1867Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky (45) weds Anna Snitkina at Trinity Cathedral in Saint Petersburg, Russia

1958Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully (30) weds model Joan Crawford in California

1919Author Maurice Maeterlinck (56) weds actress Renée Dahon in Nice, France

February 15th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on February 15th

1965Nat King Cole, singer (Unforgettable, Mona Lisa), dies at 49

2002Kevin Smith, New Zealand actor (b. 1963)

February 15th Deaths
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