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Notable Historical Events for January 16th

1963Khrushchev claims to have a 100-megaton nuclear bomb

1925Leon Trotsky dismissed as CEO of Russian Revolution Military Council

1963Tennessee Williams' "Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore," premieres

1493Columbus leaves the new world and sets sail for Spain on his 1st trip

2006Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is sworn in as Liberia's new president. She becomes Africa's first female elected head of state.

198411th American Music Award: Pat Benatar & Michael Jackson win

1952US Standard Board clears Stan Musial to get an $85,000 salary

1980Paul McCartney jailed in Tokyo for 10 days on marijuana possession

1979Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi flees Iran for Egypt during the Iranian Revolution

1931Bradman scores 223 Australia v WI, 297 mins, 26 fours

January 16th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 16th

1853Andre Michelin, France, industrialist/tire manufacturer (Michelin)

1948John Carpenter, Carthage NY, director (Halloween, The Thing)

1933Susan Sontag, NYC, author/film director (Benefactor, 1966 Pol Award)

1901Fulgencio Batista, president/dictator of Cuba (1933-44, 1952-59)

January 16th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on January 16th

1954Painter Marcel Duchamp (66) weds Alexina Duchamp (48) in New York City

1864White chapel murder victims Mary Ann Nichols (18) weds printer's machinist William Nichols

January 16th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on January 16th

1979Ted Cassidy, actor (Lurch-Addams Family), dies at 46

1901Hiram R. Revels, dies at 73

January 16th Deaths
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