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10/16/2020 12:01:00 AM
Today In History - October 16

Reprinted By Permission
From OnThisDay.com


Today in History in 1923 the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio was founded; in 1956 “Love Me Tender” with Elvis Presley premiered; and Gilligan’s Island premiered in 1964 but the pilot wasn’t shown on TV until today in 1992 on TBS.

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

  • 1492 - Columbus' fleet anchors at "Fernandina" (Long Island, Bahamas)
  • 1834 - Much of the ancient structures of the Palace of Westminster (parliament) in London were burnt down.
  • 1859 - John Brown leads 21 in raid on federal arsenal, Harper's Ferry, Va
  • 1861 - Confederacy starts selling postage stamps
  • 1863 - Grant is given command of Union forces in West
  • 1916 - Margaret Sanger opens 1st birth control clinic (46 Amboy St, Bkln)
  • 1923 - Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio founded
  • 1953 - Fidel Castro sentenced to 15 years (Havana)
  • 1956 - "Love Me Tender" with Elvis Presley premieres
  • 1956 - William J Brennan Jr becomes a Supreme Court Justice
  • 1962 - Cuban missile crisis begins as JFK becomes aware of missiles in Cuba
  • 1992 - 1964 "Gilligan's Island" TV pilot 1st shown on TV (TBS)


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Famous Birthdays

  • 1758 - Noah Webster, West Hartford, Connecticut, lexicographer (Webster's Dictionary), (d. 1843)
  • 1762 - Paul Hamilton, Governor of South Carolina (1804-06) and U.S. Secretary of Navy (1809-12) (d. 1816)
  • 1854 - Oscar Wilde, [Fingal O'Flahertie Wills], Dublin, (Pic of Dorian Gray), (d. 1900)
  • 1925 - Angela Lansbury, London England, actress (Jessica-Murder She Wrote)
  • 1946 - Suzanne Somers, San Bruno California, actress (3's Company, Step by Step)

Famous Weddings

  • 1923 - General Francisco Franco (30) marries María del Carmen Polo y Martínez-Valdés (23) at Church of San Juan el Real in Oviedo
  • 1965 - Singer Leslie Uggams marries Grahame Pratt in NYC
  • 1979 - MLB outfielder Tim Raines (20) weds his high school sweetheart Virginia Hilton
  • 1986 - Marie Osmond marries Brian Blosil
  • 1992 - Author J. K. Rowling (27) weds Portuguese television journalist Jorge Arantes
  • 1993 - NFL coach Don Shula (28) weds second wife Mary Anne Stephens at St Joseph's Catholic Churchin Miami Beach
  • 2004 - Actor Marlon Brando's son Christian Brando (46) weds Deborah Presley at The Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas
  • 2011 - Actress, screenwriter and model Nikki Reed (24) weds singer-songwriter Paul McDonald (27) at a private ranch in Malibu, California
  • 2013 - Actress and singer Kristen Bell (30) weds actor Dax Shepard (38) at the Beverly Hills County Clerk's Office in California

Famous Divorces

  • 1924 - American writer ("Gone with the Wind") Margaret Mitchell divorces 1st husband Berrien (Red) Upshaw
  • 1984 - Joyce King divorces NBA guard George Gervin (32) after nearly 8 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • 1355 - Louis, King of Sicily, felled by the Black Death
  • 1591 - Gregory XIV, [Niccolo Sfondrati], Italian Pope, dies at 56
  • 1793 - Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, beheaded at 37
  • 1946 - Joachim von Ribbentrop, German war criminal, hanged
  • 1959 - George Marshall, US army general, dies at 78
  • 1972 - Leo G Carroll, actor (Topper, Man From Uncle), dies at 80
  • 1978 - Dan Dailey, American dancer and actor (Governor & JJ), dies of anemia at 62
  • 1989 - Cornel Wilde, actor (Saadia, Comic, Beach Red, Gargoyles), dies at 74
  • 1991 - Tennessee Ernie Ford, country singer (16 Tons), dies at 72
  • 1992 - Shirley Booth, actress (Hazel), dies of natural causes at 94
  • 1997 - James Mitchner, author (Hawaii), dies of kidney failure at 90
  • 2004 - Pierre Salinger, John F. Kennedy's White House Press Secretary (b. 1925)
  • 2005 - Eugene "Porky" Lee, American child actor (b. 1933)
  • 2007 - Deborah Kerr, Scottish actress (b. 1921)
  • 2007 - Barbara West, Second to last living Titanic survivor.
  • 2010 - Barbara Billingsley, American actress (b. 1915)

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