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This Day In History: Nov. 16

This Day in History

1907: Oklahoma is admitted to the Union as the 46th state.
1918: The Hungarian Democratic Republic is established in the aftermath of World War I and the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian empire.
1933: The United States and the Soviet Union begin diplomatic relations.
1969: The press reports the 1968 massacre of hundreds of Vietnamese civilians in the village of My Lai during the Vietnam War.
1973: Pres. Richard Nixon signs a bill to authorize construction of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline.

Today's Birthdays

42 BC: Tiberius, second emperor of Rome (Rome, Italy; died 37 AD)
1895: Paul Hindemith, composer and violinist (Hanau, Germany; died 1963)
1889: George S. Kaufman, playwright (Pittsburgh, PA; died 1961)
1909: Burgess Meredith, actor (Cleveland, OH; died 1997)
1935: Elizabeth Drew, journalist (Cincinnati, OH)
1942: Donna McKechnie, dancer (Pontiac, MI)
1946: Jo Jo White, basketball player (St. Louis, MO)
1958: Marge Helgenberger, actress (Fremont, NE)
1964: Dwight Gooden, baseball pitcher (Tampa, FL)
1967: Lisa Bonet, actress (San Francisco, CA)
1970: Martha Plimpton, actress (New York, NY)
1977: Oksana Baiul, Olympic champion figure skater (Dniepropetrovsk, Ukraine)


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