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 This day in History - August 16
378 Historic Events for August 16
1984

Largest harness racing purse ($2,161,000-Nihilator wins $1,080,500)

Event
1984

Andrea Doria's safe opened

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1984

LA federal jury acquits auto maker John Z DeLorean on cocaine charges

Event
1984

NASA launches Ampte

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1984

Gyorgy Kosa, composer, dies at 87

Death
1985

Madonna weds Sean Penn on her 27th birthday

Event
1986

"Papa Don't Preach," goes #1 for 2 weeks

Event
1986

John Hurley, song writer (Son of a Preacher Man), dies at 45

Death
1986

Sudan rebels shoot a Fokker's F-27 down, 57 killed

Event
1986

Madonna's "True Blue," album goes #1 for 5 weeks and her single

Event
1987

Val Skinner wins LPGA MasterCard International Golf Pro-Am

Event
1987

Northwest Airlines 255 plane crashes in Detroit, 156 die (1 lives)

Event
1987

NY Mets beat Chicago Cubs, 23-9

Event
1987

Astrological Harmonic Convergence-Dawn of New Age

Event
1988

Milton Adolphus, composer, dies at 75

Death
1988

Rumer Willis, child of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore

Birth
1988

Butch Reynolds runs world record 400 m (43.29)

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1988

IBM introduces software for artificial intelligence

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1988

Jailed black nationalist Nelson Mandela struck with tuberculosis

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1988

Mayor Koch says he plans to wipe out street-corner windshield washers

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1989

Roger Kingdom of USA sets 110m hurdle record (12.92) in Zurich

Event
1989

Amanda Blake, actress (Gunsmoke), dies at 58

Death
1990

China PR performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC

Event
1990

Iraq orders 4000 Britons and 2500 Americans in Kuwait to Iraq

Event
1991

Belgium census is 10,000,963 inhabitants

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