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Notable Historical Events for April 16th

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

1854Franz Liszt's "Mazeppa" premieres

1789George Washington heads for 1st presidential inauguration

1917[OS Apr 3] Lenin arrives back from exile in Russia at Finland Station, Petrograd to join the Russian Revolution

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

1874Dr David Livingstone's body arrives in Southampton

1962Walter Cronkite begins anchoring CBS Evening News

1521Martin Luther arrives at the Diet of Worms assembly

1980Arthur Ashe retires from professional tennis

1977Alex Haley finds his Roots in Juffure, Gambia

April 16th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on April 16th

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

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)

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

1965Martin Lawrence, comedian (Martin)

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

April 16th Birthdays
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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

1958Rosalind Franklin, British chemist (b. 1920)

1850Marie [Gresholtz] Tussaud, maker of wax figures, dies at 88

April 16th Deaths
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