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Notable Historical Events for May 16th

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

1987Weird Al Yankovic performs live at 72nd National Orange Show

1980Paul McCartney releases "McCartney II" album

2007Nicolas Sarkozy becomes the 23rd President of France

1981"Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes hits #1 for next 9 weeks

1955Heavyweight Rocky Marciano KOs Don Cockell in SF

1860-18] Chicago: Republican convention selects Abraham Lincoln as candidate

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

1969Barbra Streisand appears at a Friars Club Tribute

1940British Premier Winston Churchill returns to London from Paris

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Notable Birthdays on May 16th

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on May 16th

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

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

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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

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