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Notable Historical Events for September 16th

1859Lake Nyasa, which forms Malawi's boundary with Tanzania & Mozambique discovered by British explorer David Livingstone

1984Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic

1995Greg Maddux of Braves sets record of 17 consecutive road victory

1940FDR signs Selective Training & Service Act (1st peacetime draft)

1959French President Charles de Gaulle recognizes Algerian right of self determination

1997Mark McGwire signs with the St Louis Cardinals for $26M

193953rd US Womens Tennis: Alice Marble beats Helen Hull Jacobs (6-0 8-10 6-4)

1979Nancy Lopez/JoAnn Washam wins Portland- Ping Team Golf Championship

1973Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open

1915Tsar Nicolas II adjourns 4th Duma

September 16th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on September 16th

1948Rosemary Casals, San Francisco California, tennis doubles (5X Wimbledon)

1934Elgin Baylor, Washington D.C., NBA star (1958-59 Rookie of Year-Lakers)

1875James Cash Penney, Hamilton Missouri, department store founder (J C Penney), (d. 1971)

1891Karl Dönitz, German naval leader (d. 1980)

1956David Copperfield, [Kotkin], Metuchen, New Jersey, magician

1959Tim Raines, Sanford Florida, American baseball player (Montreal Expos)

September 16th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on September 16th

1995Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking (53) weds nurse Elaine Mason

1991Country singer Willie Nelson (58) weds Annie D'Angelo in Nashville, Tennessee

1989Tennis player Ivan Lendl (29) weds Samantha Frankel in Greenwich, Connecticut

1967Comedic actor Bob Denver (32) weds second wife Jean Webber

September 16th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on September 16th

2009Mary Travers, American singer (Peter, Paul, and Mary) (b. 1936)

1824Louis XVIII SX, earl of Province/king of France (1814-24), dies

September 16th Deaths
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