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Notable Historical Events for June 16th

1673Peace of Vossem: French King Louis XIV & Frederik Willem of Brandenburg

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

1903Ford Motors under Henry Ford incorporates

1968Mickey Wright wins LPGA "500" Ladies Golf Classic

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

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

1864Union General Ulysses S. Grant begin siege of Petersburg, Va

1891John Abbott becomes Canada's third prime minister.

1983Pope John Paul II visits Poland

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

June 16th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on June 16th

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

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

1987Diana DeGarmo, Birmingham, Alabama, American singer

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

June 16th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on June 16th

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

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

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

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

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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

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