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 This day in History - October 16
405 Historic Events for October 16
1968

Robert van Oosterom, cricket opening batsman (Holland 1996 World Cup)

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1968

Scott Donie, Vicenza Italy, diver (Olympics-4th-96)

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1968

China reports removal of president Li Sjao-tji

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1968

Czechoslovakia and Russian "accord" rules allies Soviet forces

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1968

Milwaukee Bucks play their 1st game losing 89-84 to Chic Bulls

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1968

Jim Dorey sets Toronto Maple Leaf penalty records (48 mins on 9 penalties in a game and 44 minutes on 7 penalties in a period)

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1969

Gregory Metcalf, Ellensburg Wash, 3k steeplechase

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1969

Darren McKenzie-Potter, Auckland NZ, cyclist (Olympics-96)

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1969

100-1 shot NY Mets beat Orioles 5-3 and win 66th World Series in 5

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1969

Soyuz 6 returns to Earth

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1969

Met Cleon Jones awarded 1st base when shoe polish on ball proves he is hit by a pitch, he scores on a HR in World Series

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1969

Doug Hocking, CFL linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)

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1969

Wendy Wilson, Los Angeles Ca, rock vocalist (Wilson Phillips-Hold On)

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1969

Spencer McLennan, CFL safety (Montreal Alouettes)

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1970

Adrian Murrell, NFL running back/kick returner (NY Jets)

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1970

Anwar Sadat elected president of Egypt, succeeding Gamal Abdel Nasser

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1971

Greg Jeffries, NFL cornerback (Detroit Lions)

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1971

Kathryn J Taylor, Miss USA-Kansas (1997)

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1971

Toni Foster, WNBA forward/center (Phoenix Mercury)

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1971

David Johnson, cricketer (Karnataka fast bowler, India 1996-)

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1971

Amphitheater in McLaren Park is dedicated in SF

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1971

Simon Shanks, NFL inside linebacker (Arizona Cardinals)

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1972

"Pacific Paradise" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 5 performances

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1972

Creedence Clearwater Revival breaks up

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1972

Darren Balmforth, Australian rower (Olympics-96)

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