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Notable Historical Events for February 16th

1923Howard Carter opens the inner burial chamber of the Pharaoh Tutankhamen's tomb and finds the sarcophagus

2013Lionel Messi scores his 14th consecutive goal in La Liga and his 300th goal in 365 appearances for Barcelona

1913President Taft agrees not to intervene in Mexico

2005The UK version of "The Apprentice" with British business magnate Alan Sugar premieres on the BBC

1641English king Charles I accepts Triennial Act

1963North Carolina forward Billy Cunningham grabs a record 27 rebounds in a game vs Clemson

201467th British Academy Film Awards: 12 Years a Slave, Chiwetel Ejiofor, & Cate Blanchett win

2013Angelina Jolie undergoes a preventive double mastectomy after learning she had an 87% risk of developing breast cancer due to a defective BRCA1 gene

1832HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reaches St-Pauls (1°N, 29°W)

1972Wilt Chamberlain hit 30,000 point mark during a game with Phoenix Suns

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Notable Birthdays on February 16th

1959John McEnroe, Wiesbaden, Germany, American tennis great (US Open 1979-81, 84 Wimb 1981, 83, 84)

1942Kim Jong-il, Supreme Leader of North Korea (1994-2011) [disputed birthdate, 1941]

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Notable Weddings on February 16th

1967Hairdresser and businessman Vidal Sassoon (39) weds actress Beverly Adams (21)

1867Prime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald (52) weds Agnes Bernard (30) at St George's Church in Hanover Square, London

1974MLB player Mike Schmidt (24) weds Donna Wightman

1955Playwright Brendan Behan (32) weds Beatrice Salkeld at Donnybrook Church in Dublin, Ireland

1784American Revolutionary War patriot Ethan Allen (46) weds second wife Frances Montresor Brush Buchanan

1948Baseball player and manager Leo Durocher (41) weds actress Laraine Day (27) in Santa Monica, California

1969Country singer Tammy Wynette (26) weds musician George Jones (37)

1734Jurist William Allen (29) weds Margaret Hamilton

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Notable Divorces on February 16th

1989Jane Fonda & Tom Hayden separate after 16 years of marriage

1982Lee Majors & Farrah Fawcett Majors divorce

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Notable Deaths on February 16th

2013Tony Sheridan, English singer-songwriter and guitarist, dies at 72

1990Keith Haring, American graffiti artist (brilliant baby), dies of AIDS at 31

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