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Notable Historical Events for April 16th

1939Stalin requests British, French & Russian anti-nazi pact

1962Walter Cronkite begins anchoring CBS Evening News

1705Queen Anne of England knights Isaac Newton at Trinity College, Cambridge

199556th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Ray Floyd wins

200741st CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood & Kenny Chesney wins

1980Arthur Ashe retires from professional tennis

1917[OS Apr 4] Lenin issues his radical April Theses calling for Soviets to take power during Russian Revolution

1854Franz Liszt's "Mazeppa" premieres

2008Start of Papal Journey of Pope Benedict XVI to the United States

1917[OS Apr 3] Lenin arrives back from exile in Russia at Finland Station, Petrograd to join the Russian Revolution

April 16th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on April 16th

1918Spike Milligan, India, actor/comedian (Digby, 3 Musketeers)

1867Wilbur Wright, Millville Indiana, American aviator (Wright Brothers)

1965Martin Lawrence, comedian (Martin)

1952Bill Belichick, Nashville Tennessee, American football coach (New England Patriots, 3 Super Bowls)

1927Pope Benedict XVI [Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger], Marktl, Bavaria, Germany, Catholic Pope (2005-2013)

1947Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, [Lew Alcindor], New York City New York, NBA center (Mil Bucks, LA Lakers)

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Notable Weddings on April 16th

1994Singer Harry Connick Jr (26) weds model Jill Goodare (30) at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, Louisiana

1966Actor and comedian Michael Palin (22) weds Helen Gibbins

April 16th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on April 16th

2013Pat Summerall, American NFL player and sportscaster, dies from cardiac arrest at 82

1958Rosalind Franklin, British chemist (b. 1920)

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