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Notable Historical Events for October 15th

1924Pres Calvin Coolidge declares Statue of Liberty a national monument

1928Walter Johnson signs a 3-year contract to manage the Senators

1917World War I: At Vincennes outside of Paris, Dutch dancer Mata Hari is executed by firing squad for spying for Germany.

1764Edward Gibbon observes a group of friars singing in the ruined Temple of Jupiter in Rome, which inspires him to begin work on The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

1937Ernest Hemingway novel "To Have & Have Not" published

1944The Arrow Cross Party (very similar to Hitler's NSDAP (Nazi party)) takes over the power in Hungary.

1980George Brett is forced out of World Series with hemorrhoids

1827Charles Darwin admitted to Christ's College, Cambridge

1842Karl Marx becomes editor-in-chief of Rheinische Zeitung

1520King Henry VIII of England orders bowling lanes at Whitehall

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Notable Birthdays on October 15th

1908John Kenneth Galbraith, economist (Affluent Society-58 Hillman Award)

1951Roscoe Tanner, Kiawah Island South Carolina, tennis player (Wimbledon Finals 1979)

1542Djalalud-Din Mohammed Akbar, Mughal Emperor in India (1556-1605)

70 BCVirgil, (Publius Vergilius Maro) Andes, Cisalpine Gaul, Roman Republican poet (Aeneid), (d. 19 BC)

1955Victor Pecci, Asuncion Paraguay, tennis star

1844Friedrich Nietzsche, Röcken bei Lützen, Prussia, German philosopher (Beyond Good and Evil), (d. 1900)

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Notable Weddings on October 15th

1501Heir to the English Prince Arthur marries Catherine of Aragon

2011"Charmed" TV actress Shannen Doherty (40) weds photographer Kurt Iswarienko (37) in Malibu

1927Writer Graham Greene (23) weds Vivien Dayrell-Browning at St. Mary's Church in Hampstead, North London

1980Actor Rod Taylor (50) weds Carol Kikumura

194838th US President Gerald Ford (35) weds department store fashion consultant Elizabeth (Betty) Bloomer Warren (30) at Grace Episcopal Church in Grand Rapids, Ford

1963Folk singer Mary Travers (26) weds photographer Barry Feinstein

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Notable Divorces on October 15th

2002Comedian Tom Green (30) divorces actress Drew Barrymore (26) due to irreconcilable differences after less than a year of marriage

1993Baseball player Darryl Strawberry (31) divorces Lisa Andrews after more than 8 years of marriage

October 15th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on October 15th

1917Mata Hari, Dutch dancer/German spy, executed by firing squad in Paris

1946Hermann Goering, Nazi Reichmarshal, poisons himself in prison at 53

2012Norodom Sihanouk, King of Cambodia, dies from a heart attack at 89

1976Carlo Gambino, Italian-American gangster, dies of a heart attack at 74

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