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October 15
On This Day: October 15

Friedrich Nietzsche
Born: October 15, 1844
Died: August 25, 1900
Age: 55 years old
Birthplace: Röcken-bei-Lützen, Prussia
Occupation: Philosopher, Scholar

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Born: October 15, 1959
Age: 53 years old
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Age: 59 years old
Birthplace: Gary, IN, United States
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Born: October 15, 1920
Died: July 2, 1999
Age: 78 years old
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Cole Porter
Died: October 15, 1964
Age: 73 years old
Place: Santa Monica, CA, United States
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Age: 41 years old
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Died: October 15, 1946
Age: 53 years old
Place: Nuremberg, Germany
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