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Notable Historical Events for December 16th

1978Ronald Reagan denounces President Jimmy Carter's recognition of China PR

1918Jack Dempsey KOs Carl Morris in 14 seconds

1950Harry Truman proclaims state of emergency against "Communist imperialism"

1653Parliamentarian General Oliver Cromwell appointed as Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland

1930Golfer Bobby Jones wins James E Sullivan Award

1994Davy Jones (Monkees), charged with DWI

1967Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Phila 76ers scores 68 points vs Chicago

1913Charlie Chaplin began his film career at Keystone for $150 a week

1939Bradman scores 251* SA v NSW, 271 minutes, 38 fours 2 sixes

1942Hitler orders combat against partisans in Russia & Balkan

December 16th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on December 16th

1917Sir Arthur C. Clarke, Minehead England, science fiction author (2001, 2010, Childhood's End)

1901Margaret Mead, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, American anthropologist (Coming of Age in Samoa)

1770Ludwig van Beethoven, Bonn, Germany, composer (5th Symphony, Ode to Joy), (d. 1827)

1938Jimmie Lee Jackson, Marion Alabama, American civil rights protestor

1485Catherine of Aragon, Madrid, Spanish princess/1st wife of Henry VIII, (d. 1536)

1931Tom Brookshier, Roswell New Mexico, American football player and sportscaster

December 16th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on December 16th

1991NBA center David Robinson (26) weds Valerie Hoggatt at a Baptist church ceremony in San Antonio, Texas

2000Tennis player Todd Martin (30) weds Amy Martin in New Jersey

December 16th Weddings
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Notable Divorces on December 16th

2005American singer-songwriter and TV personality Jessica Simpson (25) divorces singer-songwriter Nick Lachey (31) due to irreconcilable differences

1999Actress Linda Hamilton (43) divorces director James Cameron (45) due to irreconcilable differences after 2 years of marriage

December 16th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on December 16th

1980Harland Sanders, founder Kentucky Fried Chicken, dies at 90

1859Wilhelm Grimm, writer, dies at 73

December 16th Deaths
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