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Notable Historical Events for May 16th

1985Michael Jordan named NBA Rookie of Year

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

1993Laura Davies wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship

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

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

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

1980Paul McCartney releases "McCartney II" album

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

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

2007Nicolas Sarkozy becomes the 23rd President of France

May 16th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 16th

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

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)

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Notable Weddings on May 16th

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

1989MLB player Moises Alou (22) weds Austria Melo

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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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