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 This day in History - September 16
434 Historic Events for September 16
1941

Jews of Vilna Poland confined to Ghetto

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1941

Hitler orders for every dead German, 100 Yugoslavian be killed

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1941

German armour troops surround Kiev Ukraine

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1942

Linda G Miller, NYC, actress (Night of the Juggler, Mississippi)

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1942

Amos Tom Wargo, Marlette MI, PGA golfer (1993 PGA Seniors Champion)

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1942

Bernie Calvert, rock bassist (Hollies)

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1942

Japanese attack on Port Moresby repelled

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1943

Soviet army under general Vatutin reconquer Romny

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1943

David Wilshire, British MP (C)

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1943

Dennis W Conner, yachting pro (4-time America's Cup-winning skipper)

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1943

Montgomery's 8th army contacts invasion - arm forces at Salerno

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1944

Ard Schenk, Holland 1500m, 5K, 10K speed skater (Olympic-gold-1972)

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1944

Betty Kelly, Detroit, rocker (Martha Reeves and Vandellas)

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1945

John McCormack, Irish singer (Irish national anthem/folk songs), dies

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1945

John "Pa" van de Steur, philanthropist (Java), dies at 80

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1945

Barometric pressure at 856 mb (25.55") off Okinawa (record low)

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1946

James Jeans, English physicist/mathematician/astronomer, dies at 69

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1946

Lord Walton of Detchant, physician (Warden of Green College Oxford)

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1947

Russ Abbott, British TV comedian (September Song)

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1947

Michael R McNulty, (Rep-D-NY)

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1947

Lucius Allen, NBA star (Milwaukee Bucks)

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1947

Andy Irvine, rugby player

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1947

Ilona Gusenbauer, Austria, high jumper (Olympic-bronze-1972)

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1947

Aleksandr V Rutskoi, Ukrainian Hero of USSR/VP (1991- )

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1947

John Cobb sets world auto speed record at 394.2 MPH

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