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Notable Historical Events for December 16th

1967Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Phila 76ers scores 68 points vs Chicago

1994Davy Jones (Monkees), charged with DWI

1993Shannen Doherty (Brenda) is fired from Beverly Hills 90210

1913Charlie Chaplin began his film career at Keystone for $150 a week

1930Golfer Bobby Jones wins James E Sullivan Award

1927Cricket 1st-class debut of Don Bradman, NSW v South Australia

1940Joe Louis KOs Al McCoy in 6 for heavyweight boxing title in Chicago

1939Bradman scores 251* SA v NSW, 271 minutes, 38 fours 2 sixes

1942Hitler orders combat against partisans in Russia & Balkan

1950Harry Truman proclaims state of emergency against "Communist imperialism"

December 16th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on December 16th

1917Sir Arthur C. Clarke, Minehead England, science fiction author (2001, 2010, Childhood's End)

1901Margaret Mead, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, American anthropologist (Coming of Age in Samoa)

1770Ludwig van Beethoven, Bonn, Germany, composer (5th Symphony, Ode to Joy), (d. 1827)

1775Jane Austen, Winchester, Hampshire, novelist (Pride and Prejudice), (d. 1817)

1931Tom Brookshier, Roswell New Mexico, American football player and sportscaster

1938Jimmie Lee Jackson, Marion Alabama, American civil rights protestor

December 16th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on December 16th

1991NBA center David Robinson (26) weds Valerie Hoggatt at a Baptist church ceremony in San Antonio, Texas

2000Tennis player Todd Martin (30) weds Amy Martin in New Jersey

December 16th Weddings
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Notable Divorces on December 16th

1809Napoleon Bonaparte divorces Empress Joséphine by French Senate

1999Actress Linda Hamilton (43) divorces director James Cameron (45) due to irreconcilable differences after 2 years of marriage

December 16th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on December 16th

1859Wilhelm Grimm, writer, dies at 73

1980Harland Sanders, founder Kentucky Fried Chicken, dies at 90

December 16th Deaths
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