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 This day in History - February 15
486 Historic Events for February 15
1954

1st bevatron in operation-Berkeley, California

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1954

Matt Groening, cartoonist (Life in Hell, Simpsons)

Birth
1954

WRDW TV channel 12 in Augusta, GA (CBS) begins broadcasting

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1955

Bev Francis, Australia, world women's power-lifting champion

Birth
1955

Clive Aslet, British editor (Country Life)

Birth
1955

1st pilot plant to produce man-made diamonds announced

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1955

S Z Sakall, actor (Dolly Sisters, Casablanca), dies at 71

Death
1956

Urho Kekkonen appointed president of Finland

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1956

Pirates and KC A's cancel an exhibition game in Birmingham Alabama, because of local ordinance barring black from playing against white

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1956

Desmond Haynes, cricket (WI opener-greatest batsman in 1-day history)

Birth
1956

Hilda Beatriz "Hildita" Guevara, Cuba, daughter of "Che" Guevara

Birth
1957

Bienvenida Buck, Velencia Spain, lover of Brit Peter Harding

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1957

Charles Edward Pevensey Tennant, aristocrat

Birth
1957

Jake E Lee, rocker (Badlands-Dreams in the Dark)

Birth
1957

Andrei A Gromyko succeeds Dmitri Shepilov as Soviet foreign minister

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1958

Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Carol Heiss of USA

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1958

Ice Pairs Championship at Paris won by Barbara Wagner/Rob Paul of CAN

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1958

Sjafroeddin Prawiranegara forms anti-govt of Middle Sumatra

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1958

Men's Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by David Jenkins USA

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1958

Ice Dance Championship at Paris won by June Markham/Courtney Jones GRB

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1959

Louise Suggs wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Tournament

Event
1959

Owen W Richardson, English physicist (Nobel 1928), dies at 69

Death
1959

Antonio Segni forms Italian govt

Event
1959

Joe Hesketh, US baseball player (Boston Red Sox)

Birth
1959

Guy De Alwis, cricket wicket-keeper (Sri Lankan mid 80s)

Birth