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This Day In History: May 16

This Day in History

1863: Union forces under Gen. Ulysses S. Grant defeat the Confederates at the Battle of Champion's Hill, MS.
1868: President Andrew Johnson is acquitted in his impeachment trial by one Senate vote.
1929: The first Academy Awards are presented.
1974: Helmut Schmidt becomes chancellor of West Germany.
1992: The space shuttle Endeavour completes its first mission, which included a 3-person spacewalk.
2003: More than a dozen suicide bombers carry out 5 separate attacks in Casablanca, Morocco, killing 29.

Today's Birthdays

1905: Henry Fonda, actor (Grand Island, NE; died 1982)
1911: Margaret Sullavan, actress (Norfolk, VA; died 1960)
1912: Studs Terkel, author/journalist (New York, NY)
1913: Woody Herman, musician/bandleader (Milwaukee, WI; died 1987)
1919: Liberace, pianist/entertainer (West Allis, WI; died 1987)
1923: Merton H. Miller, financial economist and Nobel laureate (Boston, MA; died 2000)
1928: Billy Martin, baseball player/manager (Berkeley, CA; died 1989)
1929: Adrienne Rich, writer (Baltimore, MD)
1953: Pierce Brosnan, actor (County Meath, Ireland)
1955: Olga Korbut, Olympic champion gymnast (Grodno, USSR). Debra Winger, actress (Cleveland, OH):
1957: Joan Benoit Samuelson, Olympic champion marathon runner (Cape Elizabeth, ME)
1966: Janet Jackson, pop singer (Gary, IN)
1969: Tucker Carlson, journalist (San Francisco, CA)
1970: Gabriela Sabatini, tennis champion (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
1971: David Boreanaz, actor (Buffalo, NY)
1973: Tori Spelling, actress (Los Angeles, CA)

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