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Notable Historical Events for June 16th

1994Martin Brodeur becomes 1st Devil to win Calder Trophy

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

1932President Hoover & VP Charles Curtis renominated by Rep Convention

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

2008108th US Golf Open: Tiger Woods shoots a 283 at Torrey Pines GC CA

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

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

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

1815Battle at Ligny: French army under Napoleon beats Prussia

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

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

1987Diana DeGarmo, Birmingham, Alabama, American singer

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

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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