On This Day: May 16th
This is 137th day of the year and 229 days remain in the year.
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.
May 16 BirthdaysWilliam Seward1801–72, American statesman, born in Florida, Orange co., N.Y.
Wendy Davispolitical figure
Elizabeth Palmer Peabodyeducator, lecturer, and reformer
Betty Carterjazz and blues singer