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 This day in History - September 16
434 Historic Events for September 16
1901

CFH "Freddie" Gough, British major scout (WW II, Arnhem)

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1901

Andr‚e Joly Bunet, France, figure skater pair (Olympic-gold-1928, 32)

Birth
1903

Richard Hall, composer

Birth
1906

Annie Hermes, Dutch singer

Birth
1906

Jack Malcolm Thorpe Fleming Churchill, commando

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1906

Roald Amundsen discovers Magnetic South Pole

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1906

Kaarlo Nieminen wins 1st Finnish marathon

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1908

Beecher Moore, sailor

Birth
1908

Jacobus "Ko" van de Bosch, actor/cabaret performer/director (Nemo)

Birth
1908

Carriage-maker, William Durant, founded General Motors Corp

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1908

William Crapo Durant incorporates General Motors in Janesville Wisc

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1908

James "Jimmy" Johnson, English Labor MP (1950-59, 64-83)

Birth
1909

John Megaw, British Lord Justice of Appeal

Birth
1909

[Hans JM] Fernand Lodewick, literature historian

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1910

Joan Alice Chetwode Ramsey nee Hamilton, lady Ramsey of Canterbury

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1911

Wilfred Burchett, Australia, communist/writer (Catapult to Freedom)

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1911

Edward Whymper, English mountaineer (Ascent of Matterhorn), dies

Death
1912

Jerry Wald, NYC, producer (Mildred Pierce, Johnny Belinda)

Birth
1913

1000s of women demonstrate for Dutch female suffrage

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1914

Allen Funt, Bkln NY, TV host and creator (Candid Camera)

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1915

Czar Nicolas II adjourns 4th Duma

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1915

US takes control of customs and finances of Haiti for 10 years

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1915

Cy Walter, Minneapolis Mn, pianist (3's Company)

Birth
1916

Willem Noordhoek, photographer

Birth
1916

Lord Ryder of Eaton hastings, CEO (Intl Publishing House)

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