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Notable Historical Events for February 16th

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

1979George Harrison releases "Blow Away"

1958Betsy Rawls wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open

1943British premier Winston Churchill gets pneumonia

1989Roger Clemens, Red Sox pitcher signs $7.5M-3 year contract

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

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

1923Howard Carter opens the inner burial chamber of the Pharaoh Tutankhamen's tomb and finds the sarcophagus

2013Lionel Messi scores his 14th consecutive goal in La Liga and his 300th goal in 365 appearances for Barcelona

1952Hall of Famer Honus Wagner, 77, retires; Pirates retire his #33

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Notable Birthdays on February 16th

1942Kim Jong-il, Supreme Leader of North Korea (1994-2011) [disputed birthdate, 1941]

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

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Notable Weddings on February 16th

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

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

1734Jurist William Allen (29) weds Margaret Hamilton

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)

1974MLB player Mike Schmidt (24) weds Donna Wightman

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

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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

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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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