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 This day in History - July 16
387 Historic Events for July 16
1983

20 killed in Britain's worst helicopter accident

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1984

Billy Williams, singer (Your Show of Shows), dies at 73

Death
1985

Heinrich B”ll, German writer (Nobel 1972), dies at 67

Death
1985

56th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 6-1 at Humphrey Metrodome, Minn

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1985

All star MVP: LaMarr Hoyt (SD Padres)

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1985

Bill to abolish Greater London Council receives royal assent

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1985

F-86 Sabre sets world aircraft speed record of 1152 kph (716 mph)

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1985

Wayne King, orch leader (Wayne King Show), dies at 84

Death
1987

Don Mattingly hits his 4th grand slam of season and ties AL record of homers in 6 straight games (on way to tie major league record of 8)

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1987

Said Aouita runs world record 2000m (4:50.81)

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1987

Great Britain performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

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1988

Michael J Fox marries Tracy Pollan

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1988

Wayne Gretzky (NHL) and Janet Jones (Police Acad 5) wed in Edmonton

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1988

San Antonio (Texas League) beats Jackson 1-0 in 26 innings

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1988

Jackie Joyner-Kersee sets women's heptathlete record of 7,215 pts

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1988

Florence Joyner runs 100 m in women's world record 10.49 seconds

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1988

Carl Lewis runs a wind-assisted 100 m in 9.78 sec

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1989

44th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Betsy King

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1989

Herbert von Karajan, Austrian conductor, dies at 81

Death
1990

Ukraine declares independence

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1990

Rick Dee's "Into the Night," premieres on ABC-TV

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1990

NYC's Empire State Building catches fire-No fatalities

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1990

400 die in a (7.7) earthquake in Philippines

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1990

Bridgette LeAnn Wilson, 17, of Oregon, 8th crowned Miss Teen USA

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1990

Civil trial by parents of Suicide victims against Judas Priest begins

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