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Notable Historical Events for April 16th

1854Franz Liszt's "Mazeppa" premieres

2008Start of Papal Journey of Pope Benedict XVI to the United States

1922Annie Oakley sets women's record by breaking 100 clay targets in a row

1917[OS Apr 4] Lenin issues his radical April Theses calling for Soviets to take power during Russian Revolution

200741st CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood & Kenny Chesney wins

1521Martin Luther arrives at the Diet of Worms assembly

199556th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Ray Floyd wins

1977Alex Haley finds his Roots in Juffure, Gambia

1939Stalin requests British, French & Russian anti-nazi pact

1799Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Mount Tabor - Napoleon drives Ottoman Turks across the River Jordan near Acre.

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Notable Birthdays on April 16th

1965Martin Lawrence, comedian (Martin)

1867Wilbur Wright, Millville Indiana, American aviator (Wright Brothers)

1952Bill Belichick, Nashville Tennessee, American football coach (New England Patriots, 3 Super Bowls)

1927Pope Benedict XVI [Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger], Marktl, Bavaria, Germany, Catholic Pope (2005-2013)

1918Spike Milligan, India, actor/comedian (Digby, 3 Musketeers)

1947Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, [Lew Alcindor], New York City New York, NBA center (Mil Bucks, LA Lakers)

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Notable Weddings on April 16th

1994Singer Harry Connick Jr (26) weds model Jill Goodare (30) at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, Louisiana

1966Actor and comedian Michael Palin (22) weds Helen Gibbins

April 16th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on April 16th

2013Pat Summerall, American NFL player and sportscaster, dies from cardiac arrest at 82

1958Rosalind Franklin, British chemist (b. 1920)

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