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Notable Historical Events for June 16th

1904Bloomsday (date of events in James Joyce's Ulysses)

1858Abraham Lincoln says "A house divided against itself cannot stand" accepting Illinois Republican Party's nomination for the Senate

195151st US Golf Open: Ben Hogan shoots a 287 at Oakland Hills CC Mich

2008108th US Golf Open: Tiger Woods shoots a 283 at Torrey Pines GC CA

1963Levi Eshkol replaces David Ben-Gurion as Israeli Prime Minister

2002102nd US Golf Open: Tiger Woods shoots a 277 at Bethpage State Park NY

1815Battle at Ligny: French army under Napoleon beats Prussia

1995Marlins outfielder Andre Dawson hits his 400th NL career HR (429)

2010Cam Neely is named President of his former team, the Boston Bruins

1673Peace of Vossem: French King Louis XIV & Frederik Willem of Brandenburg

June 16th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on June 16th

1970Phil Mickelson, San Diego California, PGA golfer (five-time major winner)

1971Tupac Shakur, East Harlem New York, American rap star/actor (Juice, Bullet) (killed in 1996)

1874Arthur Meighen, Anderson Ontario, (C) 9th PM of Canada (1920-21, 1926)

1987Diana DeGarmo, Birmingham, Alabama, American singer

June 16th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on June 16th

2007Rock singer Rod Stewart (62) weds model Penny Lancaster (36) in a cloistered medieval abbey at La Cervara

1989Actor Hugh Laurie (30) weds theatre administrator Jo Green in Camden, London

1956British Poet and Poet Laureate Ted Hughes marries American writer and poet (The Bell Jar) Sylvia Plath at St George the Martyr Holborn, London.

1943Actor/comedian Charlie Chaplin (54) marries actress Oona O'Neill (18)

June 16th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on June 16th

1977Wernher von Braun, rocket scientist (V1/V2), dies at 65 of smoking

1959George Reeves, actor (Superman, Gone with the Wind), commits suicide by shooting himself in the head at 45

June 16th Deaths
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