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Calendar for May 16th, 2014

1770s

  • 1770: Marie Antoinette (age 14) married future King Louis XVI of France (age 15)

  • 1800s

  • Born 1801: William Henry Seward (politician)

  • 1860s

  • 1866: U.S. Congress gave authorization to mint the nickel

  • 1866: Charles Elmer Hires invented root beer

  • 1900s

  • Born 1905: Henry Fonda (actor)

  • 1910s

  • Born 1912: Studs Terkel (writer)

  • 1914: Grand League of the American Horseshoe Pitchers Association was organized in Kansas City, Kansas

  • Born 1919: Liberace (entertainer)

  • 1920s

  • 1920: Joan of Arc was canonized

  • 1950s

  • Born 1953: Pierce Brosnan (actor)

  • Born 1955: Debra Winger (actress)

  • Born 1955: Olga Korbut (Olympic gold medalist/gymnast)

  • Born 1957: Joan Benoit Samuelson (runner, Olympic gold medalist)

  • 1960s

  • 1961: President John F. Kennedy began a 3-day visit to Canada

  • Born 1966: Janet Jackson (singer)

  • Born 1969: Tucker Carlson (television commentator)

  • Born 1969: Tracey Gold (actress)

  • 1970s

  • Born 1971: David Boreanaz (actor)

  • 1980s

  • Born 1981: Jim Sturgess (actor)

  • Died 1984: Andy Kaufman (comedian & actor)

  • 1990s

  • 1990: Fire broke out at tire dump, St-Amable, Quebec

  • Born 1990: Thomas Sangster (actor)

  • Died 1990: Sammy Davis Jr. (entertainer)

  • Died 1990: Jim Henson (creator of The Muppets)

  • 2000s

  • 2005: In downtown Houston, Texas, large, black grackles, in an effort to protect their fallen offspring, attacked the heads, hair, and backs of pedestrians.


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