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 This day in History - December 16
356 Historic Events for December 16
1976

Liberian tanker stranded at Nantucket, 180,000 barrels oil in sea

Event
1976

George, a goose that lived to 49 years 8 months, dies

Death
1976

Andrew Young named Ambassador and Chief US Delegate to UN

Event
1978

Blanche Calloway, US singer/dancer/radio hostess, dies at 76

Death
1978

Ronald Reagan denounces Pres Jimmy Carter's recognition of China PR

Event
1979

68th Davis Cup: USA beats Italy in San Francisco (5-0)

Event
1979

Nicole Werra, Miss Wisconsin Teen USA (1996)

Birth
1979

QB Roger Staubach's last regular season game with the Dallas Cowboys

Event
1980

Harland "Colonel" Sanders, founder Kentucky Fried Chicken, dies at 90

Death
1980

Pres-elect Reagan announces Alexander Haig as secretary of state

Event
1980

Alexander Haig named Reagan's Secretary of State

Event
1981

Dutch Van Agt's 2nd govt falls

Event
1982

Anthony C B Chapman, England, formula 1 racer, dies at 54

Death
1982

Tom Seaver agrees to new contract with Mets

Event
1983

Riverside, Cal judge denies cerebral palsy victim Elizabeth Bouviato request to starve herself to death in a county hospital

Event
1983

Kusan Sunim, found Milae Sa temple/Bulsung Sa Zen in Korea, dies at 74

Death
1983

Spokesperson for The Who announces the group is disbanding

Event
1983

Yogi Berra named Yankee manager for 2nd time

Event
1985

Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-L mission

Event
1985

Dick Pollard, cricketer (England fast-medium bowler 1946-48), dies

Death
1985

Paul Castellano, Organized-crime chief, shot dead at a NYC restaurant

Death
1985

Merv Waite, cricketer (2 Tests for Aust 1938, 1 wkt avg 190), dies

Death
1987

Albert P Morano, (Rep-R-Conn, 1951-59), dies at 79

Death
1987

Roh Tae Woo elected president of South Korea

Event
1988

H "Stork" Hendry, cricketer (11 Tests for Australia 1921-29), dies

Death