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Notable Historical Events for May 16th

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

1940British Premier Winston Churchill returns to London from Paris

1571Johannes Kepler, by his own calculations, is conceived at 4:37 AM

2007Nicolas Sarkozy becomes the 23rd President of France

1993Laura Davies wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship

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

1991Queen Elizabeth II becomes 1st British monarch to address US congress

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

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

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

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)

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

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

May 16th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on May 16th

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

1989MLB player Moises Alou (22) weds Austria Melo

May 16th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on May 16th

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

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

May 16th Deaths
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