Thursday, May 16, 2013
This was 136th day of the year and 229 days remained in the year.
May 16 in History
The first Academy Awards were given on this night. The term, Oscars, was not used to describe the statuettes given to actors and actresses until 1931.
The Irving Berlin musical, Annie Get Your Gun, opened on Broadway.
Japanese climber Junko Tabei became the first woman to summit Mount Everest.
Queen Elizabeth II became the first British monarch to address the United States Congress.
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