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 This day in History - February 15
486 Historic Events for February 15
1910

9th earl of Jersey, English large landowner/art collector

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1911

Leonard Woodcock, labor leader (UAW)

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1912

Fram reaches latitude 78ΓΈ 41' S, farthest south ever by ship

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1912

George Mikes, Hungary, British writer (How to Be an Alien)

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1913

Willy Vandersteen, Belgian cartoonist (Suske and Wiske)

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1913

1st avant-garde art show in America opens in NYC

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1914

R W Woods, bishop (Worcester)

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1914

Kevin McCarthy, Seattle, actor (Invasion of Body Snatchers, Howling)

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1914

Arthur Sydney Martin, spy catcher

Birth
1915

Paul Ferris, British author

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1916

Nikolay Nikolayevich Lodizhensky, composer, dies at 73

Death
1916

Ian Ballantine, publisher (Ballantine Books)

Birth
1916

NY Yankees buy Frank "Home Run" Baker from the Athletics for $37,500

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1917

Charles A van Ophuysen, Dutch orientalist, dies at 60

Death
1917

SF Public Library (Main Branch at Civic center) dedicated

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1918

1st WW I US army troop ship torpedoed and sunk by Germany, off Ireland

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1918

Alan Arbus, NYC, actor (Dr Sidney Freedman-M*A*S*H)

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1918

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania adopt Gregorian calendar

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1919

American Legion organizes in Paris

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1919

Pieter K Pel, Dutch internist (Pel-Ebstein fever), dies at 66

Death
1920

Richard O'Brien, CEO (Manpower Services Commission)

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1920

Piet van Aken, Flemish writer (Devil Sails to US, Niggers)

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1920

Ingmar Milveden, composer

Birth
1921

Arthur Mailey completes 9-121 v England, Australian Test Cricket rec

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1921

Hans Haym, composer, dies at 60

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