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Notable Historical Events for July 16th

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

1980Ronald Reagan nominated for US President by Republicans in Detroit

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.

198944th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy King

1979Premier/pres al-Bakr of Iraq is succeeded by Saddam Hussein

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

200614th ESPY Awards: Lance Armstrong, Annika Sorenstam win

1918A Bolshevik firing squad at Ekaterinburg, Siberia, executes Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his family

1951Novel "Catcher in Rye" by J. D. Salinger published

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

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Notable Birthdays on July 16th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on July 16th

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

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

2000Cartoonist Jim Davis (54) weds Jill Davis

1980Five-time Grammy Award singer Donna Summer (31) weds award winning arranger Bruce Sudano (31) in Los Angeles, California

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

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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

1999John F. Kennedy Jr., American publisher (George) and lawyer, dies in a plane crash at 38

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

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