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 This day in History - June 16
386 Historic Events for June 16
1938

Mickie Finn, Hugo Okla, TV hostess/banjo player (Mickie Finn's)

Birth
1938

Joyce Carol Oates, NY, novelist (Garden of Earthly Delights)

Birth
1938

Jimmie Foxx is walked a record 6 consecutive times by Browns

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1938

St Louis Browns walk Boston Red Sox Jimmy Foxx 6 times in a row

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1940

Vitezslava Kapralova, composer, dies at 25

Death
1940

Hans Dorrestijn, Dutch cabaret performer

Birth
1940

Billy "Crash" Craddock, Greensboro NC, singer

Birth
1940

General De Gaulle arrives in Bordeaux

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1940

Communist govt installed in Lithuania

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1940

Dubose Heyward, US writer (Porgy, Star Spangled Virgin), dies

Death
1941

Lamont Dozier, Detroit, songwriter (Dozier-Holland-Dozier)

Birth
1941

1st US federally owned airport opened Wash DC

Event
1941

Lodo of Hamel, 1st Dutch secret affiliate, dies

Death
1942

Eddie Levert, Canton Ohio, vocalist (O'Jays-For the Love of Money)

Birth
1942

John Rostill, rocker

Birth
1942

Giacomo Agostini, Lovere, Italy, world motorcycle race champion

Birth
1943

Joan Van Ark, NYC, actress (Valene-Dallas, Knots Landing)

Birth
1943

Race riot in Beaumont Texas (2 die)

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1944

King Edward VI visits Montgomery's HQ in Normandy

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1944

Iceland adopts constitution

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1944

US bombs Kyushu Japan

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1944

Takamiyama, [Jesse Kuhaulua], Hawaii, 1st non-Japanese sumo champion

Birth
1944

Joan Barbara Grigor, artist

Birth
1945

Boo Ferriss loses to Yanks 3-2 after starting his career with 8 wins

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1945

71st Preakness: Wayne D Wright aboard Polynesian wins in 1:58.8

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