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Notable Historical Events for February 16th

1641English king Charles I accepts Triennial Act

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

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

1979George Harrison releases "Blow Away"

1958Betsy Rawls wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open

1968Elvis Presley receives gold record for "How Great Thou Art"

1943British premier Winston Churchill gets pneumonia

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

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

1862Ft Donelson captured by General Ulysses S. Grant (1,400 confederates surrender)

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Notable Birthdays on February 16th

1921Vera-Ellen [Westmeier Rohe], Norwood, Ohio, American actress/dancer (Wonder Man)

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

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Notable Weddings on February 16th

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

1974MLB player Mike Schmidt (24) weds Donna Wightman

1734Jurist William Allen (29) weds Margaret Hamilton

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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