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Notable Historical Events for June 16th

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

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

1891John Abbott becomes Canada's third prime minister.

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

1932President Hoover & VP Charles Curtis renominated by Rep Convention

1903Ford Motors under Henry Ford incorporates

1968Mickey Wright wins LPGA "500" Ladies Golf Classic

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

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

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

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Notable Birthdays on June 16th

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

1829Geronimo, Apache leader (d. 1909)

1987Diana DeGarmo, Birmingham, Alabama, American singer

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

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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

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

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

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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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