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Notable Historical Events for May 16th

1989Soviet president Mikhail S Gorbachev & Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping ended a 30-year rift when they formally met in Beijing

1970Grover Henson Feels Forgotten by Bill Cosby hits #70

1860-18] Chicago: Republican convention selects Abraham Lincoln as candidate

1955Heavyweight Rocky Marciano KOs Don Cockell in SF

1987Weird Al Yankovic performs live at 72nd National Orange Show

1920Joan of Arc (Jeanne D'arc) canonized a saint

2013Bill Gates becomes the world's richest man with $72.7 billion again after losing the position in 2008

1985Michael Jordan named NBA Rookie of Year

1947Billie Holiday is arrested in her New York apartment for possession of narcotics

1969Barbra Streisand appears at a Friars Club Tribute

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Notable Birthdays on May 16th

1861H. H. Holmes [Herman Webster Mudgett], Gilmanton, New Hampshire, American serial killer

1966Janet Jackson, Gary Indiana, singer, Michael's sister (Control)

1953Pierce Brosnan, County Meath Ireland, actor (Remington Steele, Golden Eye)

1986Megan Fox, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, American actress (Transformers) and model

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Notable Weddings on May 16th

1989MLB player Moises Alou (22) weds Austria Melo

1836US writer Edgar Allan Poe (26) marries his 13-year-old cousin Virginia Clemm

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Notable Deaths on May 16th

1703Charles Perrault, French author/fairy tale writer, dies at 75

1985Margaret Hamilton, actress (Wicked Witch-Wizard of Oz), dies at 82

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