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Notable Historical Events for June 16th

1960"Psycho", starring Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins, and Vera Miles, opens in NY

2002102nd US Golf Open: Tiger Woods shoots a 277 at Bethpage State Park NY

1907Tsar Nicolas II of Russia dissolves the Second Duma (parliament) and issues an edict that will increase representation of propertied classes while reducing that of peasants, workers and national minorities

1994Martin Brodeur becomes 1st Devil to win Calder Trophy

2010Cam Neely is named President of his former team, the Boston Bruins

1963Levi Eshkol replaces David Ben-Gurion as Israeli Prime Minister

1991Boris Yeltsin elected president of Russian SSR

1935US Congress accepts FDR's "New Deal"

1932President Hoover & VP Charles Curtis renominated by Rep Convention

1983Pope John Paul II visits Poland

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Notable Birthdays on June 16th

1987Diana DeGarmo, Birmingham, Alabama, American singer

1874Arthur Meighen, Anderson Ontario, (C) 9th PM of Canada (1920-21, 1926)

1970Phil Mickelson, San Diego California, PGA golfer (five-time major winner)

1829Geronimo, Apache leader (d. 1909)

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Notable Weddings on June 16th

1956British Poet and Poet Laureate Ted Hughes marries American writer and poet (The Bell Jar) Sylvia Plath at St George the Martyr Holborn, London.

1973Talk show host Jerry Springer (29) weds Micki Velton

2007Rock singer Rod Stewart (62) weds model Penny Lancaster (36) in a cloistered medieval abbey at La Cervara

1943Actor/comedian Charlie Chaplin (54) marries actress Oona O'Neill (18)

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Notable Deaths on June 16th

1977Wernher von Braun, rocket scientist (V1/V2), dies at 65 of smoking

1959George Reeves, actor (Superman, Gone with the Wind), commits suicide by shooting himself in the head at 45

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