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Notable Historical Events for June 16th

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

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

1985Pat Bradley wins LPGA Rochester Golf International

1995Marlins outfielder Andre Dawson hits his 400th NL career HR (429)

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

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

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

1935US Congress accepts FDR's "New Deal"

1815Battle at Ligny: French army under Napoleon beats Prussia

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

June 16th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on June 16th

1987Diana DeGarmo, Birmingham, Alabama, American singer

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

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

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

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

June 16th Weddings
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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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