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Notable Historical Events for September 16th

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

1990Patty Sheehan wins LPGA SAFECO Golf Classic

1915Tsar Nicolas II adjourns 4th Duma

1997Apple Computer Inc names co-founder Steve Jobs temporary CEO

1990Iraq televises an 8 minute uncensored speech from George Bush

2000Sammy Sosa becomes the second player to hit 50 or more home runs in three consecutive years, joining Mark McGwire

19516th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy Rawls

1973Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Southgate Ladies Golf Open

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

1973Buff Bill OJ Simpson rushes 250 yards (2 TDs), beating NE Pats 31-13

September 16th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on September 16th

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 16th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on September 16th

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

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

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

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

September 16th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on September 16th

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

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

September 16th Deaths
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