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 This day in History - May 16
458 Historic Events for May 16
1919

Liberace, West Allis WI, pianist (Liberace Show, Evil Chandell-Batman)

Birth
1920

Martine Carol, [Maryse Mopurer], Saint-Mande France, actress (Nana)

Birth
1920

Joan of Arc (Jean D'arc) canonized a saint

Event
1920

Spanish bullfighter Joselito is fatally gored fighting his last bull

Event
1921

47th Preakness: F Coltiletti aboard Broomspun wins in 1:54.2

Event
1921

Harry Carey Jr, Saugus Calif, actor (She Wore a Yellow Ribbon)

Birth
1921

Robert Croften Brown, politician

Birth
1922

White Star Line Majestic completes 5« day maiden voyage

Event
1922

Colin Cole, Principal King of Arms

Birth
1922

Russell Wood, treasurer (Queen Elizabeth)

Birth
1924

108øF (42øC) in Blitzen Oregon

Event
1924

Dawda Kairaba Jawara, president (Gambia, 1970-94)

Birth
1924

Frank F Mankiewicz, NYC, columnist (Perfectly Clear)

Birth
1925

51st Kentucky Derby: Earl Sande aboard Flying Ebony wins in 2:07.6

Event
1926

Mehmed VI Vahideddin (Mohammed Osman), last sultan of Turkey, dies

Death
1926

Jan Zimmer, composer

Birth
1927

John Walford, solicitor

Birth
1927

NY Yankee Bob Meusel steals 2nd, 3rd and home

Event
1927

Supreme Court ruled bootleggers must pay income tax

Event
1928

Billy Martin, baseball 2nd baseman/manager (NY Yankees, Oakland A's)

Birth
1928

Edmund William Grosse, poet/author, dies

Death
1928

Reginald Askew, dean (King's College London)

Birth
1929

1st Academy Awards - "Wings," Emil Jennings and Janet Gaynor wins

Event
1929

Adrienne Cecile Rich, Balt Md, feminist writer (Diamond Cutters)

Birth
1929

Lilli Lehmann, soprano, dies

Death