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Thursday, May 16, 2013

May 16 - The Day in History

May 16 : General Interest
1929: First Academy Awards ceremony

On this day in 1929, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hands out its first awards, at a dinner party for around 250 people held in the Blossom Room of the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, California... read more

American Revolution
1777 : Georgia Patriot Button Gwinnett receives fatal wound in duel

1956 : GM dedicates new technical center

Civil War
1863 : Union wins the Battle of Champion Hill

Cold War
1960 : U.S.-Soviet summit meeting collapses

1975 : A nurse steals another woman's unborn baby

1849 : New York City establishes hospital for cholera victims

General Interest
1770 : Louis marries Marie Antoinette
1943 : Warsaw Ghetto uprising ends
1968 : Protests mount in France
1975 : Japanese woman scales Everest

1929 : First Academy Awards ceremony

1717 : Voltaire is imprisoned in the Bastille

1964 : Mary Wells gives Motown Records its first #1 hit with "My Guy"

Old West
1881 : Outlaw Dick Fellows is released

1868 : Senate acquits Johnson of high crimes and misdemeanors

1980 : Magic plays center as a rookie, wins championship

Vietnam War
1965 : Accident at Bien Hoa kills 27 U.S. servicemen
1968 : Navy Corpsman receives Medal of Honor for action
1972 : U.S. bombing destroys main fuel line

World War I
1918 : U.S. Congress passes Sedition Act

World War II
1943 : As Brits launch Operation Chastise, Germans launch Operation Gypsy Baron


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