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On This Day: May 16th

This is 136th day of the year and 229 days remain in the year.

in history
1770
Marie Antoinette married the future King Louis XVI of France.
1868
The first ballot on one of 11 articles of impeachment in the U.S. Senate failed to convict President Andrew Johnson.
1929
The first Academy Awards were given on this night. The term, Oscars, was not used to describe the statuettes given to actors and actresses until 1931.
1946
The Irving Berlin musical, Annie Get Your Gun, opened on Broadway.
1975
Japanese climber Junko Tabei became the first woman to summit Mount Everest.
1991
Queen Elizabeth II became the first British monarch to address the United States Congress.
1997

President Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire was expelled from the country by Laurent Kabila and his troops, ending 32 years of autocratic rule.

May 16 BirthdaysWilliam Seward1801–72, American statesman, born in Florida, Orange co., N.Y.
Wendy Davispolitical figure
Henry Fondaactor
Liberacepianist
Olga Korbutgymnast
Elizabeth Palmer Peabodyeducator, lecturer, and reformer
Betty Carterjazz and blues singer
Tori Spellingactress



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