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Notable Historical Events for May 16th

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

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

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

1980Paul McCartney releases "McCartney II" album

1868By one vote, US Senate fails to impeach President Andrew Johnson

1996Sammy Sosa is 1st Chicago Cub to hit 2 HRS in 1 inning

1981"Bette Davis Eyes" by Kim Carnes hits #1 for next 9 weeks

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

1985Michael Jordan named NBA Rookie of Year

1969Barbra Streisand appears at a Friars Club Tribute

May 16th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 16th

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

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

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

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

May 16th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on May 16th

1989MLB player Moises Alou (22) weds Austria Melo

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

May 16th Weddings
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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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