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Notable Historical Events for March 16th

1517Pope Leo X signs 5th Council of Lateranen

1971Muddy Waters wins his first Grammy Award, Hollywood

1850Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Scarlet Letter" published

1996Mike Tyson TKOs Frank Bruno in 3rd round to gain Heavyweight title

1690French King Louis XIV sends troops to Ireland

1924The free port of Fiume is formally annexed by Mussolini's fascist regime.

1968robert kennedy announces presidential campaign

1869Hiram R. Revels makes 1st official speech by an African American in the Senate

1926Robert Goddard launches 1st liquid fuel rocket, goes 184' (56 meters)

1935Hitler orders German rearmament, violating Versailles Treaty

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Notable Birthdays on March 16th

1926Jerry Lewis, [Joseph Levitch], Newark New Jersey, comedian/fund raiser (MDA),

1963Kevin Smith, New Zealand actor (d. 2002)

1751James Madison, Port Conway Va, (D-R), 4th US president (1809-17)

1959Flavor Flav, American rapper, and reality tv star

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Notable Weddings on March 16th

1939Marriage of Princess Fawzia of Egypt to Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran.

2002Oscar-winning entertainer Liza Minnelli (56) weds producer David Gest (48) at the Marble Collegiate Church in New York City

1996Sportscaster Pat Summerall (65) weds Cherilyn Burns in Florida

1905Inventor and electrical engineer Guglielmo Marconi (30) weds Beatrice O'Brien

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Notable Deaths on March 16th

1975T-Bone Walker, blues guitarist (Funky Town, Well Done), dies at 64

1971Thomas E. Dewey, US president candidate (R 1944, 48), dies of a heart attack at 68

1940Selma Lagerlöf, Swedish writer and Nobel Prize laureate, dies at 81

1985Eddie Shore, Canadian ice hockey player, dies of a lung infection at 82

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