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Notable Historical Events for December 16th

1939Bradman scores 251* SA v NSW, 271 minutes, 38 fours 2 sixes

1980President-elect Reagan announces Alexander Haig as secretary of state

1930Golfer Bobby Jones wins James E Sullivan Award

1918Jack Dempsey KOs Carl Morris in 14 seconds

1966Jimi Hendrix Experience releases its 1st single, "Hey Joe," in the UK

1997President Clinton names his Labrador retriever "Buddy"

1950Harry Truman proclaims state of emergency against "Communist imperialism"

1927Cricket 1st-class debut of Don Bradman, NSW v South Australia

1938Bradman scores 143 South Aust v NSW, 11 fours 91 singles

1942Hitler orders combat against partisans in Russia & Balkan

December 16th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on December 16th

1938Jimmie Lee Jackson, Marion Alabama, American civil rights protestor

1770Ludwig van Beethoven, Bonn, Germany, composer (5th Symphony, Ode to Joy), (d. 1827)

1901Margaret Mead, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, American anthropologist (Coming of Age in Samoa)

1775Jane Austen, Winchester, Hampshire, novelist (Pride and Prejudice), (d. 1817)

1917Sir Arthur C. Clarke, Minehead England, science fiction author (2001, 2010, Childhood's End)

1931Tom Brookshier, Roswell New Mexico, American football player and sportscaster

December 16th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on December 16th

2000Tennis player Todd Martin (30) weds Amy Martin in New Jersey

1991NBA center David Robinson (26) weds Valerie Hoggatt at a Baptist church ceremony in San Antonio, Texas

December 16th Weddings
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Notable Divorces on December 16th

1999Actress Linda Hamilton (43) divorces director James Cameron (45) due to irreconcilable differences after 2 years of marriage

1809Napoleon Bonaparte divorces Empress Joséphine by French Senate

December 16th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on December 16th

1980Harland Sanders, founder Kentucky Fried Chicken, dies at 90

1859Wilhelm Grimm, writer, dies at 73

December 16th Deaths
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