TODAY IN HISTORY - 8/15:

1620 - Mayflower sets sail from Southampton with 102 Pilgrims
1911 - Procter & Gamble unveils its Crisco shortening
1965 - Beatles play to 55,000 at Shea Stadium

HAPPY BIRTHDAY / ANNIVERSARY TO:

1769 - Napoleon Bonaparte, Corsica, resident of Elba (emperor of France 1804-13, 814-15), (d. 1821)
1933 - Bobby Helms, rock vocalist (Jingle Bell Rock)
1955 - Larry Mathews, Burbank California, actor (Ritchie-Dick Van Dyke Show)
1972 - Ben Affleck, Berkeley California, actor (Armageddon, Pearl Harbor)
1979 - Carl Edwards, American NASCAR driver

2009 - Actor Joseph Fiennes (39) weds model María Dolores Diéguez in Tuscany, Italy

GOODBYE TO:

1935 - Will Rogers, humorist, killed in plane crash in Alaska at 55

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