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Notable Historical Events for April 16th

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

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

1705Queen Anne of England knights Isaac Newton at Trinity College, Cambridge

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

1935Babe Ruth's 1st NL game, for Boston Braves, included a HR

1980Arthur Ashe retires from professional tennis

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

1989Pat Bradley wins LPGA AI Star/Centinela Hospital Golf Classic

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

199556th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Ray Floyd wins

April 16th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on April 16th

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

1965Martin Lawrence, comedian (Martin)

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

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

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

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

April 16th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on April 16th

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

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

April 16th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on April 16th

1958Rosalind Franklin, British chemist (b. 1920)

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

April 16th Deaths
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