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THIS DAY IN HISTORY

JULY 15
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Dutch artist
born
July 15, 1606
Leiden, Netherlands
(Born on this day)
died
October 4, 1669 (aged 63)
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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1951
Jesse Ventura
American professional wrestler, actor, and politician
1946
Linda Ronstadt
American singer
1939
Ali Khamenei
rahbar of Iran
1930
Jacques Derrida
French philosopher

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Leon Max Lederman
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Jim Thorpe
1912
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1883
Circus performer Charles Stratton, known to the world as General Tom Thumb, died.

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