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May 16th, 2007 (May 16 2007)EventAlex Salmond is elected First Minister of Scotlandied in He is the first Scottish National Party leader to be elected as First Minister after winning an historic victory at the Scottish general election on the 3rd May.
May 16th, 2006 (May 16 2006)EventA large earthquake (7.4 on the Richter scale) occurs near New Zealand.
May 16th, 2005 (May 16 2005)EventKuwait permits women s suffrage in a 35-23 National Assembly vote.
May 16th, 2004 (May 16 2004)EventThe Day of Mourning at Bykivnia forest, just outside of Kiev, Ukraine. Here during 1930s and early 1940s communist bolsheviks executed over 100,000 Ukrainian civilians.
May 16th, 2003 (May 16 2003)EventIn Casablanca, Morocco, 33 civilians are killed and more than 100 people are injured in the Casablanca terrorist attacks.
May 16th, 2003 (May 16 2003)DeathMark McCormack, American businessman (born in 1930)
May 16th, 2002 (May 16 2002)DeathAlec Campbell, the last surviving ANZAC (born in 1899)
May 16th, 2002 (May 16 2002)DeathBig Dick Dudley, American professional wrestler (born in 1968)
May 16th, 2001 (May 16 2001)DeathBrian Pendleton, English musician (The Pretty Things) (born in 1944)
May 16th, 2000 (May 16 2000)DeathBodacious the Bull Famous rodeo bull (born in 1988)
May 16th, 1997 (May 16 1997)DeathElbridge Durbrow, American diplomat (born in 1903)
May 16th, 1996 (May 16 1996)DeathJeremy Michael Boorda, American admiral (born in 1939)
May 16th, 1994 (May 16 1994)DeathJack Dodson, American actor (born in 1931)
May 16th, 1993 (May 16 1993)DeathMarv Johnson, American R&B and soul singer (born in 1938)
May 16th, 1992 (May 16 1992)EventSTS-49: Space Shuttle Endeavour lands safely after a successful maiden voyage.
May 16th, 1992 (May 16 1992)DeathChalino Sanchez, Mexican musician (b, 1960)
May 16th, 1990 (May 16 1990)DeathSammy Davis, Jr., American entertainer (born in 1925)
May 16th, 1990 (May 16 1990)DeathJim Henson, American puppeteer (born in 1936)
May 16th, 1988 (May 16 1988)EventA report by United States Surgeon General C. Everett Koop states that the addictive properties of nicotine are similar to those of heroin and cocaine.C. Everett Koop Quotes
May 16th, 1988 (May 16 1988)DeathCharles Keeping, English illustrator (born in 1924)Charles Keeping Quotes
May 16th, 1986 (May 16 1986)EventThe Seville Statement on Violence is adopted by an international meeting of scientists, convened by the Spanish National Commission for UNESCO, in Seville, Spain.
May 16th, 1986 (May 16 1986)BirthMegan Fox, American actress
May 16th, 1986 (May 16 1986)BirthAndy Keogh, Irish footballer (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
May 16th, 1985 (May 16 1985)BirthStanislav Ianevski, Bulgarian actor
May 16th, 1985 (May 16 1985)BirthAnja Mittag, German footballer
May 16th, 1985 (May 16 1985)BirthCorey Perry, Canadian ice hockey player
May 16th, 1985 (May 16 1985)DeathMargaret Hamilton, American actress (born in 1902)
May 16th, 1984 (May 16 1984)BirthMickie Knuckles, American female professional wrestler
May 16th, 1984 (May 16 1984)BirthJensen Lewis, American baseball player
May 16th, 1984 (May 16 1984)DeathAndy Kaufman, American comedian (born in 1949)
May 16th, 1984 (May 16 1984)DeathIrwin Shaw, American author (born in 1913)
May 16th, 1983 (May 16 1983)EventSudan People s Liberation Army/Movement rebels against the Sudanese government.
May 16th, 1983 (May 16 1983)BirthNancy Ajram, Lebanese singer
May 16th, 1983 (May 16 1983)BirthMince Fratelli, Scottish Drummer (The Fratellis)
May 16th, 1983 (May 16 1983)BirthKyle Wellwood, Canadian ice hockey player
May 16th, 1982 (May 16 1982)BirthJoo Ji Hoon, Korean actor and model
May 16th, 1982 (May 16 1982)BirthLukasz Kubot, Polish tennis player
May 16th, 1982 (May 16 1982)BirthHanna Marien, Belgian athlete
May 16th, 1981 (May 16 1981)BirthJim Sturgess, English actor
May 16th, 1981 (May 16 1981)DeathErnie Freeman, American pianist and arranger (born in 1922)
May 16th, 1980 (May 16 1980)BirthMikel Alonso, Spanish footballer
May 16th, 1980 (May 16 1980)BirthMichael Ryan, American ice hockey player
May 16th, 1979 (May 16 1979)BirthMcKenzie Lee, English pornographic actress
May 16th, 1979 (May 16 1979)DeathA. Philip Randolph, American civil rights activist and labor union leader (born in 1889)
May 16th, 1978 (May 16 1978)BirthDavid Ford, English singer/songwriter
May 16th, 1978 (May 16 1978)BirthLionel Scaloni, Argentine footballer
May 16th, 1977 (May 16 1977)BirthDolcenera, Italian singer
May 16th, 1977 (May 16 1977)BirthJean-Sebastien Giguere, Canadian ice hockey player
May 16th, 1975 (May 16 1975)EventIndia annexes Sikkim after the mountain state holds a referendum in which the popular vote was in favour of merging with India.
May 16th, 1975 (May 16 1975)EventJunko Tabei becomes the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
May 16th, 1975 (May 16 1975)BirthTony Kakko, Finnish singer (Sonata Arctica)
May 16th, 1975 (May 16 1975)BirthTonex, American singer
May 16th, 1974 (May 16 1974)EventJosip Broz Tito is re-elected president of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. This time he is elected for life.Josip Broz Tito Quotes
May 16th, 1974 (May 16 1974)BirthLaura Pausini, Italian pop singer
May 16th, 1974 (May 16 1974)BirthSonny Sandoval, American singer (P.O.D.)
May 16th, 1973 (May 16 1973)BirthSpecial Ed, American rapper
May 16th, 1973 (May 16 1973)BirthTori Spelling, American actress
May 16th, 1973 (May 16 1973)BirthJason Acuna "Wee-Man", American television personality
May 16th, 1972 (May 16 1972)BirthKhary Payton, American actor
May 16th, 1971 (May 16 1971)BirthRachel Goswell, English singer and songwriter (Slowdive, Mojave 3)
May 16th, 1970 (May 16 1970)BirthGabriela Sabatini, Argentine tennis player
May 16th, 1970 (May 16 1970)BirthDanielle Spencer, Australian singer and actress
May 16th, 1969 (May 16 1969)EventVenera program: Venera 5, a Soviet spaceprobe, lands on Venus.
May 16th, 1969 (May 16 1969)BirthDavid Boreanaz, American actor
May 16th, 1969 (May 16 1969)BirthTucker Carlson, American television commentatorTucker Carlson Quotes
May 16th, 1969 (May 16 1969)BirthTracey Gold, American actress
May 16th, 1969 (May 16 1969)BirthSteve Lewis, American athlete
May 16th, 1969 (May 16 1969)DeathRobert R., first confirmed death from AIDS in North America (born in 1954)
May 16th, 1968 (May 16 1968)BirthRalph Tresvant, American singer (New Edition)
May 16th, 1968 (May 16 1968)BirthChingmy Yau, Hong Kong actress
May 16th, 1967 (May 16 1967)EventThe city of Jerusalem is captured by Israel during the six-day war
May 16th, 1966 (May 16 1966)EventThe Communist Party of China issues the May 16 Notice , marking the beginning of the Cultural Revolution.
May 16th, 1966 (May 16 1966)BirthJanet Jackson, American singerJanet Jackson Quotes
May 16th, 1966 (May 16 1966)BirthScott Reeves, American actor and singer
May 16th, 1966 (May 16 1966)BirthThurman Thomas, American football player
May 16th, 1965 (May 16 1965)EventThe Campbell Soup Company introduces SpaghettiOs under its Franco-American brand.
May 16th, 1965 (May 16 1965)BirthKrist Novoselic, American bassist (Nirvana)
May 16th, 1964 (May 16 1964)BirthJohn Salley, American basketball player
May 16th, 1964 (May 16 1964)BirthBoyd Tinsley, American violinist (Dave Matthews Band)Dave Matthews Quotes
May 16th, 1964 (May 16 1964)BirthEdit Berces, Hungarian Ultra-Marathon runner
May 16th, 1963 (May 16 1963)BirthJon Coffelt, American artist
May 16th, 1963 (May 16 1963)BirthMercedes Echerer, Austrian actress and politician
May 16th, 1961 (May 16 1961)BirthKevin McDonald, Canadian comedian and actor
May 16th, 1961 (May 16 1961)BirthCharles Wright, American professional wrestler known as "The Godfather"
May 16th, 1961 (May 16 1961)DeathGeorge A. Malcolm, American jurist & educator (born in 1881)
May 16th, 1960 (May 16 1960)EventNikita Khrushchev demands an apology from U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower for U-2 spy plane flights over the Soviet Union thus ending a Big Four summit in Paris.Nikita Khrushchev Quotes
May 16th, 1960 (May 16 1960)EventTheodore Maiman operates the first optical laser, at Hughes Research Laboratories in Malibu, California.
May 16th, 1959 (May 16 1959)BirthMare Winningham, American actress
May 16th, 1959 (May 16 1959)DeathElisha Scott, Northern Irish footballer (born in 1894)
May 16th, 1957 (May 16 1957)DeathEliot Ness, American federal agent (born in 1903)
May 16th, 1956 (May 16 1956)DeathH. B. Reese, American founder of Reese s (born in 1876)
May 16th, 1955 (May 16 1955)BirthOlga Korbut, Russian gymnast
May 16th, 1955 (May 16 1955)BirthJack Morris, American baseball player
May 16th, 1955 (May 16 1955)BirthHazel O Connor, English singer
May 16th, 1955 (May 16 1955)BirthDebra Winger, American actress
May 16th, 1955 (May 16 1955)DeathJames Agee, American writer (born in 1909)
May 16th, 1954 (May 16 1954)BirthDafydd Williams, Canadian physician and astronaut
May 16th, 1954 (May 16 1954)DeathClemens Krauss, Austrian conductor (born in 1893)
May 16th, 1953 (May 16 1953)BirthPierce Brosnan, Irish actor
May 16th, 1953 (May 16 1953)DeathDjango Reinhardt, Belgian musician (born in 1910)
May 16th, 1952 (May 16 1952)BirthJames Herndon, American media psychologist
May 16th, 1951 (May 16 1951)EventThe first regularly scheduled transatlantic flights begin between John F Kennedy International Airport in New York City and Heathrow Airport in London, operated by El Al Israel Airlines.
May 16th, 1951 (May 16 1951)BirthChristian Lacroix, French fashion designer
May 16th, 1951 (May 16 1951)BirthJonathan Richman, American proto-punk icon
May 16th, 1950 (May 16 1950)BirthJ. Georg Bednorz, German physicist, Nobel laureate
May 16th, 1950 (May 16 1950)BirthRay Condo, Canadian rockabilly musician
May 16th, 1948 (May 16 1948)EventChaim Weizmann is elected the first President of Israel.
May 16th, 1948 (May 16 1948)BirthKatia Dandoulaki, Greek actress
May 16th, 1948 (May 16 1948)BirthJudy Finnegan, English TV presenter (Richard & Judy)
May 16th, 1947 (May 16 1947)BirthBill Smitrovich, American actor
May 16th, 1947 (May 16 1947)DeathFrederick Hopkins, English biochemist, Nobel laureate (born in 1861)
May 16th, 1946 (May 16 1946)BirthRobert Fripp, English guitarist (King Crimson)
May 16th, 1946 (May 16 1946)BirthRoger Earl, English rock drummer (Savoy Brown, Foghat)
May 16th, 1945 (May 16 1945)BirthNicky Chinn, English songwriter (Sweet, Suzi Quatro)
May 16th, 1944 (May 16 1944)BirthBilly Cobham, American virtuoso drummer
May 16th, 1944 (May 16 1944)BirthDanny Trejo, American actor
May 16th, 1944 (May 16 1944)DeathGeorge Ade, American author (born in 1866)George Ade Quotes
May 16th, 1943 (May 16 1943)EventHolocaust: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising ends.
May 16th, 1943 (May 16 1943)DeathAlfred Hoche, German psychiatrist (born in 1865)
May 16th, 1937 (May 16 1937)BirthYvonne Craig, American actress
May 16th, 1936 (May 16 1936)BirthRoy Hudd, English radio and television actor
May 16th, 1936 (May 16 1936)BirthKarl Lehmann, German Catholic cardinal
May 16th, 1935 (May 16 1935)BirthJames Bolam, English actor
May 16th, 1931 (May 16 1931)BirthJack Dodson, American actor (died in 1994)
May 16th, 1931 (May 16 1931)BirthDenise Filiatrault, French Canadian actress and director
May 16th, 1931 (May 16 1931)BirthNatwar Singh, Indian politician
May 16th, 1931 (May 16 1931)BirthLowell P. Weicker, Jr., American politician
May 16th, 1931 (May 16 1931)BirthHana Brady, Killed during Holocaust
May 16th, 1930 (May 16 1930)BirthBetty Carter, American jazz singer (died in 1998)
May 16th, 1930 (May 16 1930)BirthFriedrich Gulda, Austrian pianist (died in 2000)
May 16th, 1929 (May 16 1929)EventIn Hollywood, California, the first Academy Awards are handed out.
May 16th, 1929 (May 16 1929)BirthJohn Conyers, American politician
May 16th, 1929 (May 16 1929)BirthClaude Morin, French Canadian politician
May 16th, 1929 (May 16 1929)BirthAdrienne Rich, American writerAdrienne Rich Quotes
May 16th, 1928 (May 16 1928)BirthBilly Martin, American baseball player and coach (died in 1989)
May 16th, 1927 (May 16 1927)BirthNilton Santos, Brazilian footballer
May 16th, 1926 (May 16 1926)DeathMehmed VI, last Ottoman Sultan (born in 1861)
May 16th, 1925 (May 16 1925)BirthBobbejaan Schoepen, Belgian entertainer
May 16th, 1923 (May 16 1923)BirthMerton Miller, American economist, Nobel laureate (died in 2000)
May 16th, 1921 (May 16 1921)BirthHarry Carey, Jr., American actor
May 16th, 1920 (May 16 1920)EventIn Rome, Pope Benedict XV canonizes Joan of Arc as a saint. Joan of Arc Quotes
May 16th, 1920 (May 16 1920)BirthMartine Carol, French actress (died in 1967)
May 16th, 1920 (May 16 1920)DeathLevi P. Morton, United States Vice President under Benjamin Harrision (born in 1824)
May 16th, 1919 (May 16 1919)EventA naval Curtiss aircraft NC-4 commanded by Albert Cushing Read leaves Trepassey, Newfoundland, for Lisbon via the Azores on the first transatlantic flight.
May 16th, 1919 (May 16 1919)BirthLiberace, American pianist (died in 1987)
May 16th, 1919 (May 16 1919)BirthRamon Margalef, Spanish scientist (died in 2004)
May 16th, 1918 (May 16 1918)EventThe Sedition Act of 1918 is passed by the U.S. Congress, making criticism of the government an imprisonable offense.
May 16th, 1918 (May 16 1918)BirthWilf Mannion, English former footballer (died in 2000)
May 16th, 1917 (May 16 1917)BirthJuan Rulfo, Mexican novelist (died in 1986)
May 16th, 1917 (May 16 1917)BirthJames C. Murray, American politician (died in 1999)
May 16th, 1917 (May 16 1917)BirthGeorge Gaynes, American actor
May 16th, 1916 (May 16 1916)BirthAdriana Caselotti, American actress (died in 1997)
May 16th, 1914 (May 16 1914)EventThe first ever Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup final is playedied in Brooklyn Field Club defeats Brooklyn Celtic 2-1.
May 16th, 1914 (May 16 1914)BirthEdward T. Hall, American anthropologist and author
May 16th, 1913 (May 16 1913)BirthWoody Herman, American musician and band leader (died in 1987)
May 16th, 1913 (May 16 1913)DeathLouis Perrier, member of the Swiss Federal Council (born in 1849)
May 16th, 1912 (May 16 1912)BirthStuds Terkel, American writer
May 16th, 1910 (May 16 1910)EventThe United States Congress authorizes the creation of the United States Bureau of Mines.
May 16th, 1910 (May 16 1910)BirthOlga Berggolts, Russian poet (died in 1975)
May 16th, 1910 (May 16 1910)BirthAleksandr Ivanovich Laktionov, Russian painter (died in 1972)
May 16th, 1909 (May 16 1909)BirthMargaret Sullavan, American actress (died in 1960)
May 16th, 1906 (May 16 1906)BirthAlfred Pellan, French Canadian painter (died in 1988)
May 16th, 1906 (May 16 1906)BirthArturo Uslar Pietri, Venezuelan writer (died in 2001)
May 16th, 1906 (May 16 1906)BirthMargret Rey, author and illustrator (died in 1996)
May 16th, 1905 (May 16 1905)BirthHenry Fonda, American actor (died in 1982)
May 16th, 1898 (May 16 1898)BirthTamara de Lempicka, Polish-born painter (died in 1980)
May 16th, 1898 (May 16 1898)BirthKenji Mizoguchi, Japanese film director (died in 1956)
May 16th, 1891 (May 16 1891)BirthRichard Tauber, Austrian tenor (died in 1948)
May 16th, 1891 (May 16 1891)DeathIon Bratianu, Romanian statesman (born in 1821)
May 16th, 1877 (May 16 1877)EventMay 16, 1877 political crisis in France.
May 16th, 1874 (May 16 1874)EventA flood on the Mill River in Massachusetts destroys much of four villages and kills 139 people.
May 16th, 1868 (May 16 1868)EventPresident Andrew Johnson is acquitted in his impeachment trial by one vote in the United States Senate.Andrew Johnson Quotes
May 16th, 1866 (May 16 1866)EventThe U.S. Congress eliminates the half dime coin and replaces it with the five cent piece, or nickel.
May 16th, 1866 (May 16 1866)EventCharles Elmer Hires invents root beer.
May 16th, 1845 (May 16 1845)BirthIlya Ilyich Mechnikov, Russian microbiologist, Nobel laureate (died in 1916)
May 16th, 1843 (May 16 1843)EventThe first major wagon train heading for the Pacific Northwest sets out on the Oregon Trail with one thousand pioneers from Elm Grove, Missouri.
May 16th, 1836 (May 16 1836)EventEdgar Allan Poe marries his 13-year-old cousin Virginia.Edgar Allan Poe Quotes
May 16th, 1831 (May 16 1831)BirthDavid E. Hughes, American musician (died in 1900)
May 16th, 1830 (May 16 1830)DeathJoseph Fourier, French scientist (born in 1768)
May 16th, 1827 (May 16 1827)BirthPierre Cuypers, Dutch architect (died in 1921)
May 16th, 1824 (May 16 1824)BirthLevi P. Morton, United States Vice President under Benjamin Harrison (d.1920)
May 16th, 1822 (May 16 1822)EventGreek War of Independence: The Turks capture the Greek town of Souli.
May 16th, 1821 (May 16 1821)BirthPafnuty Chebyshev, Russian mathematician (died in 1894)
May 16th, 1815 (May 16 1815)EventThe Governor of New South Wales, Lachlan Macquarie, officially names the town of Blackheath in the upper Blue Mountains.
May 16th, 1811 (May 16 1811)EventPeninsular WarThe allies Spain, Portugal and Britain, defeat the French at the Battle of Albuera.
May 16th, 1801 (May 16 1801)BirthWilliam H. Seward, United States Secretary of State, bought Alaska at 2 ?/acre (died in 1872)
May 16th, 1790 (May 16 1790)DeathPhilip Yorke, 2nd Earl of Hardwicke, English politician (born in 1720)
May 16th, 1788 (May 16 1788)BirthFriedrich Ruckert, German Poet, Translator and Orientalist (died in 1866)
May 16th, 1782 (May 16 1782)DeathDaniel Solander, Swedish botanist (born in 1736)
May 16th, 1778 (May 16 1778)DeathRobert Darcy, 4th Earl of Holderness, English diplomat (born in 1718)
May 16th, 1777 (May 16 1777)EventLachlan McIntosh and Button Gwinnett shoot each other during a duel near Savannah, Georgia. Gwinnett, a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, dies three days later.
May 16th, 1771 (May 16 1771)EventThe Battle of Alamance, a pre-American Revolutionary War battle between local militia and a group of rebels called "The Regulators", occurs in present-day Alamance County, North Carolina.
May 16th, 1770 (May 16 1770)Event14-year old Marie Antoinette marries 15-year-old Louis-Auguste who later becomes king of France. Marie Antoinette Quotes
May 16th, 1763 (May 16 1763)BirthLouis Nicolas Vauquelin, French pharmacist (died in 1829)
May 16th, 1718 (May 16 1718)BirthMaria Gaetana Agnesi, Italian mathematician (died in 1799)
May 16th, 1710 (May 16 1710)BirthWilliam Talbot, 1st Earl Talbot, English politician (died in 1782)
May 16th, 1703 (May 16 1703)DeathCharles Perrault, French author (born in 1628)Charles Perrault Quotes
May 16th, 1691 (May 16 1691)DeathJacob Leisler, American colonist (born in 1640)
May 16th, 1669 (May 16 1669)DeathPietro da Cortona, Italian architect (born in 1596)
May 16th, 1667 (May 16 1667)DeathThomas Wriothesley, 4th Earl of Southampton, English statesman (born in 1607)
May 16th, 1657 (May 16 1657)DeathAndrzej Bobola, Polish Jesuit missionary (born in 1591)
May 16th, 1620 (May 16 1620)DeathWilliam Adams, English navigator (born in 1564)
May 16th, 1611 (May 16 1611)BirthPope Innocent XI (died in 1689)
May 16th, 1578 (May 16 1578)BirthEverard Digby, English conspirator (died in 1606)
May 16th, 1568 (May 16 1568)EventMary Queen of Scots flees to England.
May 16th, 1532 (May 16 1532)EventSir Thomas More resigns as Lord Chancellor of England.
May 16th, 1527 (May 16 1527)EventThe Florentines drive out the Medici for a second time and Florence re-establishes itself as a republic.
May 16th, 1490 (May 16 1490)BirthDuke Albert of Prussia (died in 1568)
May 16th, 1265 (May 16 1265)DeathSaint Simon Stock, English saint (born in 1165)
May 16th, 1204 (May 16 1204)EventBaldwin IX, Count of Flanders is crowned as the first Emperor of the Latin Empire.
May 16th, 0583 (May 16 0583)DeathSaint Brendan, Irish navigator (born in 484)

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