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Notable Historical Events for January 16th

1832Charles Darwin lands at San Tiago, Cape Verde

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

1925Leon Trotsky dismissed as CEO of Russian Revolution Military Council

195341st Australian Mens Tennis: Ken Rosewall beats Mervyn Rose (6-0 6-3 6-4)

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

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

1974"Jaws" by Peter Benchley is published

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

1963Khrushchev claims to have a 100-megaton nuclear bomb

1897John Dewey's essay "My Pedagogic Creed" appears in School Journal

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Notable Birthdays on January 16th

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

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

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

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

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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

1901Hiram R. Revels, dies at 73

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

January 16th Deaths
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