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2/16/2021 12:01:00 AM
Today In History - February 16

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Today in History in 1741 Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine begins publishing; in 1923 Howard Carter opens the inner burial chamber of the Pharaoh Tutankhamen's tomb and finds the sarcophagus; and in 1968 Elvis Presley received a gold record for "How Great Thou Art."

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

  • 1741 - Benjamin Franklin's General Magazine (2nd US Mag) begins publishing
  • 1760 - Native American hostages killed in Fort Prince George, SC
  • 1859 - The French Government passes a law to set the A-note above middle C to a frequency of 435 Hz, in an attempt to standardize the pitch.
  • 1862 - Ft Donelson captured by General Ulysses S. Grant (1,400 confederates surrender)
  • 1878 - Silver dollar became US legal tender
  • 1923 - Howard Carter opens the inner burial chamber of the Pharaoh Tutankhamen's tomb and finds the sarcophagus
  • 1959 - Fidel Castro names himself Cuba's premier after overthrowing Batista
  • 1963 - North Carolina forward Billy Cunningham grabs a record 27 rebounds in a game vs Clemson
  • 1968 - Elvis Presley receives gold record for "How Great Thou Art"
  • 1999 - O.J. Simpson's 1968 Heisman Trophy is sold for $230,000 to help settle a $33.5 million civil judgement against Simpson for the deaths of his ex-wife and her friend

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Famous Birthdays

  • 1903 - Edgar Bergen, ventriloquist (Charlie McCarthy), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1921 - Vera-Ellen [Westmeier Rohe], Norwood, Ohio, American actress/dancer (Wonder Man)
  • 1951 - William Katt, American actor (Greatest American Hero, Carrie), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1952 - James Ingram, Akron, Ohio, American vocalist (Just Once)
  • 1957 - LeVar Burton, Landstuhl Germany, (Roots, Star Trek Next Generation)
  • 1959 - John McEnroe, Wiesbaden, Germany, American tennis great (US Open 1979-81, 84 Wimb 1981, 83, 84)

Famous Weddings

  • 1655 - Dutch Grand Pensionary advisor Johan de Witt marries Wendela Bicker
  • 1734 - Jurist William Allen (29) weds Margaret Hamilton
  • 1784 - American Revolutionary War patriot Ethan Allen (46) weds second wife Frances Montresor Brush Buchanan
  • 1867 - Prime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald (52) weds Agnes Bernard (30) at St George's Church in Hanover Square, London
  • 1948 - Baseball player and manager Leo Durocher (41) weds actress Laraine Day (27) in Santa Monica, California
  • 1955 - Playwright Brendan Behan (32) weds Beatrice Salkeld at Donnybrook Church in Dublin, Ireland
  • 1967 - Hairdresser and businessman Vidal Sassoon (39) weds actress Beverly Adams (21)
  • 1969 - Country singer Tammy Wynette (26) weds musician George Jones (37)
  • 1974 - MLB player Mike Schmidt (24) weds Donna Wightman
  • 2011 - Indian tennis ace Mahesh Bhupati (36) weds Bollywood actress and former Miss Universe (2000) Lara Dutta (32) at Bandra, Mumbai
  • 2013 - "Devious Maids" actress Dania Ramirez (33) weds director Bev Land on the beach in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Famous Divorces

  • 1982 - Lee Majors & Farrah Fawcett Majors divorce
  • 1989 - Jane Fonda & Tom Hayden separate after 16 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • 1990 - Keith Haring, American graffiti artist (brilliant baby), dies of AIDS at 31
  • 1996 - MacLean Stevenson, actor (M*A*S*H), dies of heart attack at 66
  • 1996 - Roger Bowen, actor (M*A*S*H, Main Event, What about Bob), dies at 62
  • 1999 - Michael Larson, Press Your Luck Big-winning contestant (b. 1949)
  • 2005 - Queen Narriman, second and last wife of King Farouk and mother of their only child King Fuad II

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