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May 16


1866   Charles Elmer Hires invents root beer.

1866   The five cent piece, or nickel, is introduced.

1929   The first Academy Awards are handed out in Hollywood, California.

2002   Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones opens

Famous Birthdays:

1801   William Seward (Purchased Alaska from Russia)

1919   Liberace (Piano player)

1953   Pierce Brosnan (Actor)

1966   Thurman Thomas (Football Player)

1966   Janet Jackson (Singer)

1971   David Boreanaz (Actor)

1973   Tori Spelling (Actress)

1984   Megan Fox (Actress)

Today in History Archive:

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