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Notable Historical Events for August 16th

19271st HR hit out of Comiskey Park Chicago (NY Yankee Babe Ruth)

1858Britain's Queen Victoria telegraphs US President James Buchanan

197658th PGA Championship: Dave Stockton shoots a 281 at Congressional MD

1513Battle at Eguinegatte/Guinegate: Maximilian & Henry VIII beat France

1991President Bush declares recession is near an end

1962Ringo Starr replaces Pete Best as Beatles' drummer

2012Julian Assange, Wikileaks founder, is granted political asylum by Ecuador

1943Bulgarian Tsar Boris III visits Adolf Hitler

2008Usain Bolt sets a new 100 metres dash world record of 9.69 seconds at the Beijing 2008 summer olympics.

1990South African President F. W. de Klerk and Nelson Mandela hold emergency talks in Pretoria about increasing violence in Soweto

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Notable Birthdays on August 16th

1913Menachem Begin, Brest Russian Empire, Israeli PM (1977-83, Nobel 1978), (d. 1992)

1958Madonna, [Ciccone], Bay City Michigan, singer/actress (Like a Virgin)

1954James Cameron, Kapuskasing Ontario, writer/director (True Lies, Titanic)

1930Tony Trabert, Cincinnati Ohio, tennis pro (1955 Wimbledon)

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Notable Weddings on August 16th

1919NFL player Curly Lambeau (21) weds high school sweetheart Marguerite Van Kessel in Green Bay, Wisconsin

1985Singer Madonna weds actor Sean Penn on her 27th birthday

1946Famous ballet choreographer George Balanchine (42) weds ballerina Maria Tallchief (21)

1992Comedian Janeane Garofalo (27) weds writer Robert Cohen in Las Vegas

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Notable Deaths on August 16th

1977Elvis Presley, American musician, dies at Graceland at 42. Official cause of death is cardiac arrhythmia

1948Babe Ruth, Baseball legend (NY Yankees), dies in NY at 53

1956Bela Lugosi, actor (Dracula), dies of heart attack at 73

1949Margaret Mitchell, US writer (Gone With the Wind), dies at 48

1979John Diefenbaker, 13th Prime Minister of Canada, dies at 83

1938Robert Johnson, US Delta-blues singer/guitarist, poisoned at 27

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