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 This day in History - May 16
458 Historic Events for May 16
1864

Battle of Bermuda Hundred, VA

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1864

Lean Bear, Cheyenne chief, murdered

Death
1866

Ernest Watson Burgess, US sociologist (ecological school)

Birth
1866

Congress authorizes nickel 5› piece (replaces silver half-dime)

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1866

US Treasury Dept authorizes nickel

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1866

Charles Elmer Hires invents root beer

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1868

Bedrich Smetana's opera "Dalibor," premieres in Prague

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1868

By one vote, Senate fails to impeach President Andrew Johnson

Event
1869

Cincinnati Reds play their 1st baseball game, win 41-7

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1872

Metropolitan Gas Company lamps lit for 1st time

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1874

1st recorded dam disaster in US (Williamsburg Mass)

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1875

Quake in Venezuela and Colombia kills 16,000

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1878

Taylor Holmes, Newark NJ, actor (Tobor the Great, Beware My Lovely)

Birth
1879

Treaty of Gandamak to set up Afghan state between Russia and English

Event
1879

Antonin Dvor k's "Slavic Dancing," premieres

Event
1880

Julian Tannen, NY, comedian (Great Moment)

Birth
1880

Karl August Krebs, composer, dies at 76

Death
1881

World's 1st elec tram goes into service in Lichterfelder (near Berlin)

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1882

8th Kentucky Derby: Babe Hurd aboard Apollo wins in 2:40¬

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1884

10th Kentucky Derby: Isaac Murphy aboard Buchanan wins in 2:40¬

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1887

Bull Montana, Vogliera Italy, actor (Brass Buttons, Victory)

Birth
1887

J van Hoddis, writer

Birth
1888

CPR opens Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, BC

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1889

Joan Collette, Dutch (male) painter (New Church, Delft)

Birth
1891

George A Hormel and Co introduce Spam

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