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 This day in History - December 16
356 Historic Events for December 16
1969

Brit House of Commons votes 343-185 abolishing the death penalty

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1969

Craig White, cricketer (England all-rounder 1994-95, AIS graduate)

Birth
1969

Martin Ulrich, hockey defenseman (Team Austria 1998)

Birth
1969

Charles Mincy, NFL safety (Minn Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

Birth
1970

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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1970

1st successful landing on Venus (USSR)

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1971

Bangladesh (East Pakistan) declares independence from Pakistan

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1971

India's army occupies Dacca, West Pakistani troops surrenders

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1971

Kristen Kane, Jacksonville Fl, diver (Olympics-96)

Birth
1971

Don McLean's 8+ minute version of "American Pie" released

Event
1971

Michael S McCary, [Boss], Phila Pa, rapper (Boyz II Men)

Birth
1971

Catherine "Cathy" Symon, Wash DC, rower (Olympics-96)

Birth
1972

Bangladesh Constitution goes into effect

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1972

Miami Dolphins become 1st undefeated NFL team (14-0-0)

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1973

US kidnap victem Paul Getty III freed

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1973

Syd Barnes, cricketer (13 Tests for Australia 1938-48), dies

Death
1973

O J Simpson becomes 1st NFLer to rush 2,000 yard in a season

Event
1973

Kristie Boogert, Rotterdam Neth, tennis star (1996 Paris)

Birth
1974

Kostas Varnalis, writer, dies

Death
1974

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event
1974

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Event
1975

Bill Veeck buys 80% of White Sox from John Allyn

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1975

1st broadcast of "One Day at a Time" on CBS TV

Event
1976

Charlie Finley's $10 million damage suit against Bowie Kuhn begins

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1976

Govt halts swine flu vaccination prog following reports of paralysis

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