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Notable Historical Events for May 16th

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

1955Heavyweight Rocky Marciano KOs Don Cockell in SF

1970Grover Henson Feels Forgotten by Bill Cosby hits #70

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

1969Barbra Streisand appears at a Friars Club Tribute

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

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

1940British Premier Winston Churchill returns to London from Paris

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

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Notable Birthdays on May 16th

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

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

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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

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

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