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Notable Historical Events for October 16th

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

1916Margaret Sanger opens 1st birth control clinic (46 Amboy St, Bkln)

1970Pierre Trudeau invokes the War Measures Act as a response to the October Crisis, the only peacetime use of the War Measures Act in Canadian history.

1978Polish Cardinal Karol Wojtyla elected Pope John Paul II

1962Cuban missile crisis begins as JFK becomes aware of missiles in Cuba

1953Fidel Castro sentenced to 15 years (Havana)

1987Mike Tyson TKOs Tyrell Biggs in 7 for heavyweight boxing title

1956"Love Me Tender" with Elvis Presley premieres

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

1875Brigham Young University is founded in Provo, Utah.

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Notable Birthdays on October 16th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on October 16th

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

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

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

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Notable Divorces on October 16th

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

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

October 16th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on October 16th

1793Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, beheaded at 37

1946Joachim von Ribbentrop, German war criminal, hanged

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