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Notable Historical Events for July 16th

1988Carl Lewis runs a wind-assisted 100 m in 9.78 sec

1948Eddie Sawyer replaces Ben Chapman in Phila, NY Giants Leo Durocher replaces Mel Ott & Burt Shotton replaces Durocher as Dodger manager

1934Bradman scores 140 Aust v Yorkshire, 120 mins, 22 fours 2 sixes

1801Pope Pius VII & 1st consul Napoleon sign concord

1999John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette are killed in a plane crash off the coast of Martha's Vineyard. The Piper Saratoga aircraft was piloted by Kennedy.

1429Joan of Arc and the French army enter the city of Rheims

1971Franco appoints prince Juan Carlos as deputy in Spain

1862David Farragut is 1st Rear Admiral in US Navy

200311th ESPY Awards: Lance Armstrong, Serena Williams win

1519Public debate between Martin Luther & theologist John Eck at Pleissenburg Castle in Liepzig, Luther denies the divine right of the Pope

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Notable Birthdays on July 16th

1963Mikael Pernfors, Malmo Sweden, tennis star (1986 French Open finalist)

1942Margaret Smith Court, Perth Australia, tennis pro (1970 Grand Slam, 24 Grand Slam wins)

1911Ginger Rogers, [Virginia McMath], Independ Mo, dancer (Gay Divorcee)

1979Kim Rhode [Kimberley], Whittier California, double trap (Olympics-gold-1996)

1821Mary Baker Eddy, Bow New Hampshire, founded Christian Science (Science & Health), (d. 1910)

1907Orville Redenbacher, Brazil Indiana, American popcorn King (Orville Redenbacher's Gourmet)

1958Michael Flatley, Chicago Ill, Irish choreographer (Lord of Dance)

1943Jimmy Johnson, Port Arthur Texas, NFL coach (Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins)

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Notable Weddings on July 16th

1960Actress Vera Miles (30) weds actor Keith Larsen (36)

2000Cartoonist Jim Davis (54) weds Jill Davis

1988"Back To The Future" actor Michael J. Fox (27) weds "Family Ties" actress Tracy Pollan (28) at West Mountain Inn in Arlington, Vermont

2005Academy award winning actress Sandra Bullock (40) weds "Monster Garage" host Jesse James (36) at sunset on the grounds of The Folded Hills Ranch in Gaviota, California

1857Confederate general Thomas Jackson (33) weds Mary Anna Morrison in Lincoln County

1892Impressionist Painter Claude Monet (51) weds longtime companion Alice Hoschedé

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Notable Divorces on July 16th

2001"Kate & Leopold" actress Meg Ryan (38) divorces actor Dennis Quaid (46) after 9 years of marriage

2012Actor-comedian Russell Brand (36) divorces popstar Katy Perry (27) due to irreconcilable differences a year after the fairy-tale wedding in India

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Notable Deaths on July 16th

1882Mary Todd Lincoln, First Lady of the United States (b. 1818)

1557Anne of Cleves, queen of England/4th wife of Henry VIII, dies at 41

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