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1548
Aug 15, Mary Queen of the Scots (6), who was engaged to the Dauphin, landed in France.

1914
Aug 15, Mamah Borthwick Cheney, the mistress of Frank Lloyd Wright, was axed to death along with her 2 children and 4 others by a crazed servant at Wright’s rural Taliesin home. Wright restored the house, which was set aflame in the rampage. The house was ravaged by fire again in 1925 and again restored by Wright.

1996
Aug 15, In Belgium two kidnapped girls were rescued by police just days following the arrest of Marc Doutroux.

2002
Aug 15, Peru’s first lady, Eliane Karp, resigned from a $10,000-a-month consulting job with a Peruvian bank after the revelation of the contract raised suspicions of influence peddling.

2006
Aug 15, Maori Queen Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu (75), aka Te Ata, died in New Zealand.

2008
Aug 15, Cookie retailer Mrs. Fields Famous Brands LLC said it plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to help restructure its business.

2013
Aug 15, Rosalia Mera (69), Spain’s richest woman, died in La Coruna. The former seamstress and her then-husband, Armancio Ortega co-founded a clothing store in 1975 in La Coruna that grew into Zara, one of the world’s largest retail chains. Ortega is listed by Forbes as the world’s third-richest person.

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