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Notable Historical Events for May 16th

1954Ted Williams gets 8 hits in 1st game (DH) since breaking collarbone

1985Michael Jordan named NBA Rookie of Year

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

1955Rocky Marciano TKOs Don Cockell in 9 for heavyweight boxing title

1969Barbra Streisand appears at a Friars Club Tribute

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

1991Queen Elizabeth II becomes 1st British monarch to address US congress

1940British Premier Winston Churchill returns to London from Paris

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

1938In cricket Bradman scores 278 Aust v MCC, 349 mins, 35 fours 1 six

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Notable Birthdays on May 16th

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

1919[Wladziu Valentino] Liberace, West Allis Wisconsin, pianist (Liberace Show, Evil Chandell-Batman)

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

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

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Notable Weddings on May 16th

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

1770Marie Antoinette (14) marries future King Louis XVI (15) of France

May 16th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on May 16th

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

1990Jim Henson, puppeteer (Sesame Street, Muppet Show), dies at 53

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