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Notable Historical Events for February 15th

1948Mao Zedong's army occupies Yenan

1922Marconi begins regular broadcasting transmissions from Essex

1950Walt Disney's "Cinderella" released

1978Escaped mass murderer Ted Bundy recaptured, Pensacola, Fla

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

1964Bill Bradley scores 51 points for Princeton

1933Pres-elect Franklin Roosevelt survives assassination attempt

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

1936Hitler announce building of Volkswagens (starting slug-bug game)

1869Charges of Treason against Jefferson Davis are dropped

February 15th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on February 15th

1564Galileo Galilei, Pisa Italy, astronomer/physicist

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

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

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

1976Brandon Boyd, American musician (Incubus)

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

February 15th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on February 15th

1943Model Bettie Page (19) weds high school sweetheart Billy Neal in Gallatin, Tennessee

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

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

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

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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