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1914A male servant of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright sets fire to the living quarters of the architect's Wisconsin home, Taliesin, murders seven people and burns the living quarters to the ground.

199051st PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Gary Player

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

1990Mark McGwire is 1st to hit 30 HRs in each of his 1st 4 seasons

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

1993Nolan Ryan, 324th & final victory, Rangers 4, Indians 1

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.

18924th & last British government of William Gladstone forms

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

1986President Reagan decides to support a replacement for Challenger

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Notable Birthdays on August 15th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on August 15th

1958Singer Buddy Holly weds receptionist Maria Santiago

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

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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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