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May 16

What happened on the day you were born?

In the headlines today:
 
2007Appa, a Nepalese Sherpa guide, reaches the top of Mount Everest for a record 17th time.
 
2002  George Lucas' Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones premieres at movie theaters around the world.
 
1991Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first British monarch to address the US Congress.
 
1989Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev and Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping meet in Beijing, ending a 30-year rift between the two Communist powers.
 
1988The US Supreme Court rules that police can search discarded garbage without a search warrant.
 
1985Basketball sensation Michael Jordan is named Rookie of the Year by the NBA.
 
1985Actress Margaret Hamilton, who portrayed the Wicked witch of the West in the MGM film The Wizard of Oz, dies of a heart attack at age 82.
 
1946The musical Annie Get Your Gun opens on Broadway.
 
1929The first-ever Academy Awards are presented at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
Uncle Woody sez: "The movie Wings won for best production, while Emil Jannigs and Janet Gaynor won awards for best actor and actress."

 
1920Joan of Arc is canonized in Rome.
 
1910The US Bureau of Mines is established.
 
1868The US Senate falls one vote short of convicting President Andrew Johnson of one of the 11 articles of impeachment against him.
 
1866The US Congress authorizes the minting of a 5-cent coin: the nickel is born.
 
1770Marie Antoinette (age 14) marries the future King Louis VI of France (age 15).
 

Born today:

1970  Gabriela Sabatini - tennis champ

1969  Tracey Gold - actress, TV hostess

1968  Ralph Tresvant - singer (New Edition)

1966  Janet Jackson: All For You (Virgin)  


Janet Jackson - singer
(photo credit: Virgin Records)
 

1958  Glenn Gregory - singer (Heaven 17)

1956  Olga Korbut - gymnast (3 Olympic gold medals, 1972)

1955  Debra Winger - actress

1953  Rick Rhoden - baseball pitcher

1952  Pierce Brosnan - actor

1949  Rick Reuschel - baseball pitcher

1947  Darrel Sweet - rock drummer (Nazareth)

1947  Barbara Lee - singer (The Chiffons)

1946  Roger Earl - rock drummer (Foghat, Savoy Brown)

1940  Yvonne Craig - dancer, actress

1928  Billy Martin - baseball player, manager

1925  Robert Pierpoint - radio and TV news reporter

1919  Liberace - pianist, entertainer

1913  Woody Herman - bandleader

1912  Studs Terkel - author

1905  Henry Fonda - actor (won Oscar, 1981)

1804  Elizabeth Peabody - established first US kindergarten

1801  William Seward - US Secretary of State (bought Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million)

 

 

Born today? Your sign of the Zodiac is:
Taurus (The Bull)   Taurus    

(The Bull)

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