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Notable Historical Events for May 15th

1961Pope John XXIII publishes encyclical Mater et Magistra

1948Bradman scores 187 Aust v Essex, 124 minutes, 33 fours 1 five

1953Heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in Chicago

1618Johannes Kepler discovers harmonics law

19635th Grammy Awards: I Left My Heart In San Francisco, Robert Goulet wins

1988Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic

1943Joseph Stalin dissolves the Comintern (or Third International).

1796First Coalition: Napoleon enters Milan in triumph.

1912Ty Cobb rushes a heckler at a NY Highlander game & is suspended

1711Alexander Pope's "An Essay on Criticism" is published anonymously

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Notable Birthdays on May 15th

1969Emmitt Smith, running back (Dallas Cowboys, 3-time NFL rushing leader)

1975Ray Lewis, Bartow Florida, American football linebacker (Baltimore Ravens)

1978David Krumholtz, NYC, actor (Billy Kulchak-Chicago Sons)

1953George Brett, Glen Dale West Virginia, KC Royal 3rd baseman (1980 AL MVP)

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Notable Weddings on May 15th

2010Actress and model Danneel Harris (33) weds actor Jensen Ackles (34) at the Rosewood Crescent Court Hotel in Dallas, Texas

1825Author Wilhelm Grimm (39) weds Henriette Dorothea

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Notable Deaths on May 15th

1978Robert Menzies, 12th Prime Minister of Australia (1939-41, 1949-66) and its longest-serving, dies of a heart attack at 83

1886Emily Dickinson, US poet, dies at 55

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