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On This Day…16.11

By ATWadmin On November 16th, 2006

1724 – Notorious English highwayman Jack Sheppard is hanged in front of a crowd of 200,000 at Tyburn.

1828 – Andrew Jackson defeats John Quincy Adams to become the next President of the United States.

1907 – Oklahoma becomes the 46th state of the United States of America.

1960 – Death of Hollywood legend Clark Gable.

1965 – The USSR launches spacecraft Venus III, an unmanned craft which successfully lands on the planet Venus.

1969 – U.S. Army Lieutenant William Calley Jr. faces court martial for directing his platoon in the March 1968 massacre of 102 unarmed peasants in My Lai, South Vietnam.

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