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Notable Historical Events for February 16th

1741Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine (2nd US Mag) begins publishing

1963North Carolina forward Billy Cunningham grabs a record 27 rebounds in a game vs Clemson

1968Beatles George Harrison, John Lennon and their wifes fly to India for transcendental meditation study with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

1943Sign on Munich facade: "Out with Hitler! Long live freedom!" done by "White Rose" student group, caught on 2/18, beheaded on 2/22

2005The UK version of "The Apprentice" with British business magnate Alan Sugar premieres on the BBC

1953Ted Williams safely crash-lands his damaged Panther jet, later awarded the Air medal

1979George Harrison releases "Blow Away"

1992LA Lakers retire Magic Johnson's #32 uniform

1968Elvis Presley receives gold record for "How Great Thou Art"

1641English king Charles I accepts Triennial Act

February 16th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on February 16th

1959John McEnroe, Wiesbaden, Germany, American tennis great (US Open 1979-81, 84 Wimb 1981, 83, 84)

1921Vera-Ellen [Westmeier Rohe], Norwood, Ohio, American actress/dancer (Wonder Man)

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Notable Weddings on February 16th

1974MLB player Mike Schmidt (24) weds Donna Wightman

1948Baseball player and manager Leo Durocher (41) weds actress Laraine Day (27) in Santa Monica, California

1967Hairdresser and businessman Vidal Sassoon (39) weds actress Beverly Adams (21)

1955Playwright Brendan Behan (32) weds Beatrice Salkeld at Donnybrook Church in Dublin, Ireland

1784American Revolutionary War patriot Ethan Allen (46) weds second wife Frances Montresor Brush Buchanan

1867Prime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald (52) weds Agnes Bernard (30) at St George's Church in Hanover Square, London

1734Jurist William Allen (29) weds Margaret Hamilton

1969Country singer Tammy Wynette (26) weds musician George Jones (37)

February 16th Weddings
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Notable Divorces on February 16th

1989Jane Fonda & Tom Hayden separate after 16 years of marriage

1982Lee Majors & Farrah Fawcett Majors divorce

February 16th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on February 16th

1990Keith Haring, American graffiti artist (brilliant baby), dies of AIDS at 31

2013Tony Sheridan, English singer-songwriter and guitarist, dies at 72

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