On This Day: May 16th

This is 137th day of the year and 229 days remain in the year.

in history
Marie Antoinette married the future King Louis XVI of France.
The first ballot on one of 11 articles of impeachment in the U.S. Senate failed to convict President Andrew Johnson.
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.
President Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire ended 32 years of autocratic rule when rebel forces led by Laurent Kabila expelled him from the country.
May 16 Birthdays
William Seward1801–72, American statesman, born in Florida, Orange co., N.Y.
Wendy Davispolitical figure
Henry Fondaactor
Olga Korbutgymnast
Elizabeth Palmer Peabodyeducator, lecturer, and reformer
Betty Carterjazz and blues singer
Tori Spellingactress

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