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Notable Historical Events for March 16th

1917[OS Mar 3] Russian Grand Duke Michael, brother of Tsar Nicholas II declines the Russian throne

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

1979CBS-TV airs "Wings Over the World" with Paul McCartney

1971Muddy Waters wins his first Grammy Award, Hollywood

1690French King Louis XIV sends troops to Ireland

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

1948Billie Holiday is released from prison early because of good behaviour

1935Hitler orders German rearmament, violating Versailles Treaty

1850Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Scarlet Letter" published

1818Second Battle of Cancha Rayada - Spanish forces defeat Chileans under José de San Martín.

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Notable Birthdays on March 16th

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

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

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

1959Flavor Flav, American rapper, and reality tv star

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Notable Weddings on March 16th

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

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

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

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

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Notable Deaths on March 16th

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

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

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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