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Notable Historical Events for June 16th

1985Pat Bradley wins LPGA Rochester Golf International

1904Bloomsday (date of events in James Joyce's Ulysses)

1968Mickey Wright wins LPGA "500" Ladies Golf Classic

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

1858Abraham Lincoln says "A house divided against itself cannot stand" accepting Illinois Republican Party's nomination for the Senate

1983Pope John Paul II visits Poland

1991Boris Yeltsin elected president of Russian SSR

1994Martin Brodeur becomes 1st Devil to win Calder Trophy

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

1935US Congress accepts FDR's "New Deal"

June 16th Historical Events
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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)

1829Geronimo, Apache leader (d. 1909)

1971Tupac Shakur, East Harlem New York, American rap star/actor (Juice, Bullet) (killed in 1996)

June 16th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on June 16th

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

1989Actor Hugh Laurie (30) weds theatre administrator Jo Green in Camden, London

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

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

June 16th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on June 16th

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

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

June 16th Deaths
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