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Notable Historical Events for May 16th

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

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

1985Michael Jordan named NBA Rookie of Year

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

1940British Premier Winston Churchill returns to London from Paris

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

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

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

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

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

May 16th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 16th

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

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

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

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

May 16th Birthdays
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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

May 16th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on May 16th

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

1990Jim Henson, puppeteer (Sesame Street, Muppet Show), dies at 53

May 16th Deaths
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