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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
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/georgia-patriot-button-gwinnett-receives-fatal-wound-in-duel

Automotive
1956 : GM dedicates new technical center
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/gm-dedicates-new-technical-center

Civil War
1863 : Union wins the Battle of Champion Hill
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-champions-hill-mississippi

Cold War
1960 : U.S.-Soviet summit meeting collapses
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-soviet-summit-meeting-collapses

Crime
1975 : A nurse steals another woman's unborn baby
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/a-nurse-steals-another-womans-unborn-baby

Disaster
1849 : New York City establishes hospital for cholera victims
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/new-york-city-establishes-hospital-for-cholera-victims

General Interest
1770 : Louis marries Marie Antoinette
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/louis-marries-marie-antoinette
1943 : Warsaw Ghetto uprising ends
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/warsaw-ghetto-uprising-ends
1968 : Protests mount in France
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/protests-mount-in-france
1975 : Japanese woman scales Everest
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/japanese-woman-scales-everest

Hollywood
1929 : First Academy Awards ceremony
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-academy-awards

Literary
1717 : Voltaire is imprisoned in the Bastille
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/voltaire-is-imprisoned-in-the-bastille

Music
1964 : Mary Wells gives Motown Records its first #1 hit with "My Guy"
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mary-wells-gives-motown-records-its-first-1-hit-with-quotmy-guyquot

Old West
1881 : Outlaw Dick Fellows is released
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/outlaw-dick-fellows-is-released

Presidential
1868 : Senate acquits Johnson of high crimes and misdemeanors
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/senate-acquits-johnson-of-high-crimes-and-misdemeanors

Sports
1980 : Magic plays center as a rookie, wins championship
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/magic-plays-center-as-a-rookie-wins-championship

Vietnam War
1965 : Accident at Bien Hoa kills 27 U.S. servicemen
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/accident-at-bien-hoa-kills-27-us-servicemen
1968 : Navy Corpsman receives Medal of Honor for action
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/navy-corpsman-receives-medal-of-honor-for-action
1972 : U.S. bombing destroys main fuel line
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-bombing-destroys-main-fuel-line

World War I
1918 : U.S. Congress passes Sedition Act
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-congress-passes-sedition-act

World War II
1943 : As Brits launch Operation Chastise, Germans launch Operation Gypsy Baron
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/as-brits-launch-operation-chastise-germans-launch-operation-gypsy-baron


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