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Notable Historical Events for May 16th

1970Grover Henson Feels Forgotten by Bill Cosby hits #70

1955Heavyweight Rocky Marciano KOs Don Cockell in SF

1920Joan of Arc (Jeanne D'arc) canonized a saint

1955Rocky Marciano TKOs Don Cockell in 9 for heavyweight boxing title

1989Soviet president Mikhail S Gorbachev & Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping ended a 30-year rift when they formally met in Beijing

1947Billie Holiday is arrested in her New York apartment for possession of narcotics

1868By one vote, US Senate fails to impeach President Andrew Johnson

1993Laura Davies wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship

1969Barbra Streisand appears at a Friars Club Tribute

1996Sammy Sosa is 1st Chicago Cub to hit 2 HRS in 1 inning

May 16th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 16th

1919[Wladziu Valentino] Liberace, West Allis Wisconsin, pianist (Liberace Show, Evil Chandell-Batman)

1953Pierce Brosnan, County Meath Ireland, actor (Remington Steele, Golden Eye)

1861H. H. Holmes [Herman Webster Mudgett], Gilmanton, New Hampshire, American serial killer

1986Megan Fox, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, American actress (Transformers) and model

May 16th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on May 16th

1770Marie Antoinette (14) marries future King Louis XVI (15) of France

1836US writer Edgar Allan Poe (26) marries his 13-year-old cousin Virginia Clemm

May 16th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on May 16th

1703Charles Perrault, French author/fairy tale writer, dies at 75

1985Margaret Hamilton, actress (Wicked Witch-Wizard of Oz), dies at 82

May 16th Deaths
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