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Notable Historical Events for May 16th

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

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

2007Nicolas Sarkozy becomes the 23rd President of France

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

1947Billie Holiday is arrested in her New York apartment for possession of narcotics

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

1982Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Michelob Golf Tournament

1980Paul McCartney releases "McCartney II" album

1993Laura Davies wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship

May 16th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 16th

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

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

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

1989MLB player Moises Alou (22) weds Austria Melo

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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