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    THIS DAY IN HISTORY

    JULY 15
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    Featured Biography

    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
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    1946
    Linda Ronstadt
    American singer
    1939
    Ali Khamenei
    rahbar of Iran
    1930
    Jacques Derrida
    French philosopher

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