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Notable Historical Events for December 16th

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

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

1653Parliamentarian General Oliver Cromwell appointed as Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland

1918Jack Dempsey KOs Carl Morris in 14 seconds

1997President Clinton names his Labrador retriever "Buddy"

1983Yogi Berra named Yankee manager for 2nd time

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

1978Ronald Reagan denounces President Jimmy Carter's recognition of China PR

1942Hitler orders combat against partisans in Russia & Balkan

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

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)

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

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

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

1485Catherine of Aragon, Madrid, Spanish princess/1st wife of Henry VIII, (d. 1536)

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

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

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

1809Napoleon Bonaparte divorces Empress Joséphine by French Senate

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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