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Importance of 16th May in History

Know all Events, anniversaries, death, born that makes 16th May special in the world history.

1984
Death of Andy Kaufman, American actor and entertainer. (Played Latka Gravas in Taxi and appeared in numerous US comedy shows)
United States
1984
Death of Irwin Shaw, award-winning American writer
United States
1943
Dam Buster' raids on Ruhr dams by RAF
Great Britain
1929
The first Academy Awards were presented at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
United States
1918
US Congress passed the Sedition Act, which restricted freedom of speech – especially criticism of the government – during wartime.
United States
1915
The first branch of the Women's Institute (WI) to hold a meeting in Britain was in Llanfair PG (Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch).
Great Britain
1643
Battle of Stratton where Hopton for the Royalist defeated the Parliamentarians under the Earl of Stamford.
Great Britain
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