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Notable Historical Events for April 16th

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

1977Alex Haley finds his Roots in Juffure, Gambia

1922Annie Oakley sets women's record by breaking 100 clay targets in a row

1874Dr David Livingstone's body arrives in Southampton

1799Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Mount Tabor - Napoleon drives Ottoman Turks across the River Jordan near Acre.

1789George Washington heads for 1st presidential inauguration

1993Jury reaches guilty verdict in Federal case against police officer who beat Rodney King, but the verdict is not read until April 17th

1935Babe Ruth's 1st NL game, for Boston Braves, included a HR

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

1854Franz Liszt's "Mazeppa" premieres

April 16th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on April 16th

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

1965Martin Lawrence, comedian (Martin)

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

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

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

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

April 16th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on April 16th

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

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

April 16th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on April 16th

1850Marie [Gresholtz] Tussaud, maker of wax figures, dies at 88

1958Rosalind Franklin, British chemist (b. 1920)

April 16th Deaths
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