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Notable Historical Events for July 15th

194527th PGA Championship: Byron Nelson at Morraine CC Dayton Ohio

1980Johnny Bench hits his 314th HR as a catcher which breaks Yogi Berra's record

2005"Wedding Crashers", starring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, premieres

1240A Novgorodian army led by Alexander Nevsky defeats the Swedes in the Battle of the Neva.

199045th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy King

192327th US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 296 at Inwood CC in NY

1986All star MVP: Roger Clemens (Boston Red Sox)

1992Pope John Paul II hospitalized for 3 weeks to have tumor removed

1815Napoleon surrenders to Captain Frederick Maitland of HMS Bellerophon at Rochefort after his earlier defeat at the Battle of Waterloo

1909Ty Cobb hits 2 inside-the-park HRs

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Notable Birthdays on July 15th

1950Arianna Huffington, Athens, Greek-born author, syndicated columnist and creator of The Huffington Post

1960Kim Alexis, Lockport NY, supermodel (Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover) and actress

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Notable Weddings on July 15th

2011American TV personality and host Vanessa Minnillo (30) weds American singer-songwriter Nick Lachey (37) at Sir Richard Branson's private Necker Island in British Virgin Islands

2006Singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne (21) weds "Sum 41" lead singer and guitarist Deryck Whibley (26) at a private estate in Montecito, California

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Notable Deaths on July 15th

1919Hermann Emil Fischer, German chemist and Nobel Prize laureate, commits suicide at 66

1948John J. Pershing, [Black Jack], US general (Mexico, WW I), dies at 87

1904Anton Chekhov, Russian writer (Uncle Vanya), dies at 44

1997Gianni Versace, fashion designer, shot to death by Andrew Cunanan at 50

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