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Notable Historical Events for May 16th

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

1992"Smells Like Nirvana" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #35

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

2013Bill Gates becomes the world's richest man with $72.7 billion again after losing the position in 2008

1970Grover Henson Feels Forgotten by Bill Cosby hits #70

1954Ted Williams gets 8 hits in 1st game (DH) since breaking collarbone

1969Barbra Streisand appears at a Friars Club Tribute

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

1955Heavyweight Rocky Marciano KOs Don Cockell in SF

1938In cricket Bradman scores 278 Aust v MCC, 349 mins, 35 fours 1 six

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Notable Birthdays on May 16th

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

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

1966Janet Jackson, Gary Indiana, singer, Michael's sister (Control)

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

May 16th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on May 16th

1989MLB player Moises Alou (22) weds Austria Melo

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

May 16th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on May 16th

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

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

May 16th Deaths
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