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Notable Historical Events for October 16th

1956"Love Me Tender" with Elvis Presley premieres

1978Test debut of Kapil Dev, India v Pakistan at Faisalabad

1950The first edition of C.S. Lewis' "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" is released in London

19921,700th David Letterman Show

1813Battle of Leipzig, largest battle in Europe prior to WWI, Napoleon's forces defeated by Prussia, Austria & Russia

1936Lou Gehrig, is voted AL MVP by BBWAA

1875Brigham Young University is founded in Provo, Utah.

1492Columbus' fleet anchors at "Fernandina" (Long Island, Bahamas)

1942Aaron Copland/de Milles ballet "Rodeo," premieres in NYC

1934Mao Zedong & 25,000 troops begin 6,000 mile Long March

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Notable Birthdays on October 16th

1758Noah Webster, West Hartford, Connecticut, lexicographer (Webster's Dictionary), (d. 1843)

1940Dave DeBusschere, Detroit Michigan, NBA foward (NY Knick)/last ABA commissioner

1886David Ben-Gurion, Plonsk Poland, 1st Prime Minister of Israel (1948-53, 55)

1925Angela Lansbury, London England, actress (Jessica-Murder She Wrote)

1890Michael Collins, Sam's Cross County Cork, Irish revolutionary leader

1854Oscar Wilde, [Fingal O'Flahertie Wills], Dublin, (Pic of Dorian Gray), (d. 1900)

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Notable Weddings on October 16th

1923General Francisco Franco (30) marries María del Carmen Polo y Martínez-Valdés (23) at Church of San Juan el Real in Oviedo

1993NFL coach Don Shula (28) weds second wife Mary Anne Stephens at St Joseph's Catholic Church in Miami Beach

1992Author J. K. Rowling (27) weds Portuguese television journalist Jorge Arantes

1979MLB outfielder Tim Raines (20) weds his high school sweetheart Virginia Hilton

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Notable Divorces on October 16th

1984Joyce King divorces NBA guard George Gervin (32) after nearly 8 years of marriage

1924American writer ("Gone with the Wind") Margaret Mitchell divorces 1st husband Berrien (Red) Upshaw

October 16th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on October 16th

1946Joachim von Ribbentrop, German war criminal, hanged

1959George Marshall, US army general, dies at 78

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