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Today In History - June 16

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Today in History in 1567 Mary, Queen of Scots was imprisoned in Lochleven Castle prison in Scotland; in 1880 the Salvation Army formed in London; and in 1989 four hole-in-ones were recorded at the US Open, all on the 6th hole (Weaver, Wiebe, Pate & Price), only 17 had been recorded in the history of the tournament.

Our on this day in history archives contain over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:

Historical Events

  • 1567 - Mary, Queen of Scots, imprisoned in Lochleven Castle prison Scotland
  • 1624 - Judge directs US colony Virginia to English crown
  • 1858 - Abraham Lincoln says "A house divided against itself cannot stand" accepting Illinois Republican Party's nomination for the Senate
  • 1880 - Salvation Army forms in London
  • 1903 - Ford Motors under Henry Ford incorporates
  • Ford Motor Company Founder Henry FordFord Motor Company Founder Henry Ford 1903 - Pepsi Cola company forms
  • 1903 - Roald Amundsen commences the first east-west navigation of the Northwest Passage by leaving Oslo, Norway.
  • 1904 - Bloomsday (date of events in James Joyce's Ulysses)
  • 1909 - Jim Thorpe makes his pro baseball pitching debut for Rocky Mount (ECL) with 4-2 win, this will cause him to forfeit his Olympic medals
  • 1932 - President Hoover & VP Charles Curtis renominated by Rep Convention
  • 1935 - US Congress accepts FDR's "New Deal"
  • 1961 - Dave Garroway is fired as Today Show host
  • 1989 - Only 17 hole-in-ones recorded since US Open began, today 4 more are made all on 6th hole (Weaver, Wiebe, Pate & Price)
  • 2000 - Israel complies with UN Security Council Resolution 425 after 22 years, which calls on Israel to completely withdraw from Lebanon. Israel withdraws from all of Lebanon, except the disputed Sheba Farms.

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1829 - Geronimo, Apache leader (d. 1909)
  • 1838 - Cushman Davis, American politician (d. 1900)
  • 1890 - Stan Laurel, [Arthur S Jefferson], England, comedian (Laurel & Hardy)
  • 1937 - Erich Segal, Brooklyn NY, author (Love Story, Oliver's Story)
  • 1943 - Joan Van Ark, American actress and director (Valene-Dallas, Knots Landing), born in NYC, New York
  • 1970 - Phil Mickelson, PGA golfer (five-time major winner), born in San Diego, California
  • 1971 - Tupac Shakur, East Harlem New York, American rap star/actor (Juice, Bullet) (killed in 1996)
  • 1987 - Diana DeGarmo, Birmingham, Alabama, American singer

Famous Weddings

  • 1855 - Salvation Army founder William Booth marries Catherine Mumford
  • 1928 - NY Governor Thomas Dewey (26) weds stage actress Frances Eileen Hutt
  • 1943 - Actor/comedian Charlie Chaplin (54) marries actress Oona O'Neill (18)
  • 1956 - British Poet and Poet Laureate Ted Hughes marries American writer and poet (The Bell Jar) Sylvia Plath at St George the Martyr Holborn, London.
  • 1973 - Talk show host Jerry Springer (29) weds Micki Velton
  • 1989 - Actor Hugh Laurie (30) weds theatre administrator Jo Green in Camden, London
  • 1996 - Soap opera actress-singer Kassie Wesley (35) weds James De Paiva (39) in Morganfield, Kentucky
  • 2005 - "American Idol" singer Bo Bice (29) weds Caroline Fisher at New Hope Presbyterian Church in Alabama
  • 2007 - "Two and a Half Men" actor Jon Cryer (41) weds entertainment reporter Lisa Joyner (40) at the Chapel at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • 2007 - Rock singer Rod Stewart (62) weds model Penny Lancaster (36) in a cloistered medieval abbey at La Cervara
  • 2012 - Supermodel Agyness Deyn (29) weds "Avatar" actor Giovanni Ribisi (36) in Los Angeles
  • 2012 - "Superbad" actress Aviva Farber (27) weds actor Ken Baumann (22) in Malibu, California
  • 2012 - "Think Like a Man" and "Jumping the Broom" actress Meagan Good (30) weds Columbia Pictures VP DeVon Franklin (33) in Malibu, California

Famous Divorces

  • 2006 - Lady Victoria White (43) divorces legendary Hollywood film producer Robert Evans (76) due to irreconcilable differences only 10 months after getting married

Famous Deaths

  • 1959 - George Reeves, actor (Superman, Gone with the Wind), commits suicide by shooting himself in the head at 45
  • 1970 - Brian Piccolo, American football player (b. 1943)
  • 1977 - Wernher von Braun, rocket scientist (V1/V2), dies at 65 of smoking

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