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 This day in History - February 15
486 Historic Events for February 15
1938

Lord Justice Ward, British judge

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1938

Jack Tinker, drama critic

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1939

Jo Clayton, US, sci-fi author (Irsud, Maeve, Star Hunters)

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1939

Ollie Ellefsā€žter, Norway, 3K steeplechase (Olympics-1960)

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1939

Tony Bloom, deputy CEO (Sketchley)

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1939

German battleship Bismarck was launched

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1939

Lillian Hellman's "Little Foxes," premieres in NYC

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1939

Foppe G Scheltema, Dutch lawyer, dies at 47

Death
1939

Henri Jaspar, premier of Belgium (1926-31), dies at 68

Death
1941

Duke Ellington 1st records "Take the A Train"

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1941

Dan Crompton, Nottinghamshire, Chief Constable

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1941

Brian Holland, US pianist/producer (Holland/Dozier/Holland)

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1941

Florinda Bolkan, Ceara Brazil, actress (Damned, Last Valley, Word)

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1942

Japanese troops march into Palembang, South Sumatra

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1942

Guido Adler, Austrian musicologist, dies at 91

Death
1942

Stanislav Binicki, composer, dies at 69

Death
1942

German U-boat shells at Antillian oil refinery

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1942

Singapore surrenders to Japanese

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1943

William Victor Harris, composer, dies at 73

Death
1943

Thomas "Fats" Waller, US jazz pianist (Hot Chocolate), dies at 38

Death
1943

Women's camp Tamtui on Ambon (Moluccas) hit by allied air raid

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1944

Bombing and shooting at Monte Cassino convent Italy, begins

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1944

891 British bombers attack Berlin

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1944

Mick Avory, rock drummer (Kinks-Lola)

Birth
1944

Aleksandr A Serebrov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-7, T-8, TM-8, TM-17)

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