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Notable Historical Events for November 15th

1977Pres Jimmy Carter welcomes Shah of Iran

1948Mackenzie King retires after spending 22 years as the Prime Minister of Canada

1960Elgin Baylor of NBA LA Lakers scores 71 points vs NY Knicks

1969Janis Joplin, accused of vulgar & indicent language in Tampa, Fla

1948Louis St. Laurent is sworn in as the 12th Prime Minister of Canada

1901james j jeffries TKOs Gus Ruhlin in 6 for heavyweight boxing title in San Francisco

1492Christopher Columbus notes 1st recorded reference to tobacco

1946Ted Williams is picked as AL MVP

1939FDR lays cornerstone of Jefferson Memorial in Wash DC

1620Myles Standish leads 16 men in a foot exploration of the northern portion of Cape Cod

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Notable Birthdays on November 15th

1708William Pitt the Elder, London, British Prime Minister (Whig, 1756-61, 66-68), `Great Commoner', (d. 1778)

1862Gerhart Hauptmann, Obersalzbrunn, Germany, author (Before Dawn-Nobel 1912), (d. 1946)

1874August Krogh [Schack], Denmark, zoophysiologist (arterioles and capillaries, Nobel-1920), (d. 1949)

1891Erwin Rommel, German Field Marshal (WW II-African campaign)

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Notable Weddings on November 15th

1986Golfer Byron Nelson (74) weds advertising copy writer Peggy Simmons (42)

1997"Rescue 911" TV host and actor William Shatner (66) weds former Ford model Norine Kidd (37) in Pasadena, California

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Notable Deaths on November 15th

1794John Witherspoon, president of the College of New Jersey, dies at 71

1630Johannes Kepler, German astronomer, dies at 58

565Justinian I (The Great), Byzantinian Emperor (527-565), dies at 82. Corpus Juris Civilis, civil law code, written during reign.

1978Margaret Mead, American anthropologist (Thoughts & Female), dies of pancreatic cancer at 76

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