Wednesday, May 16, 2012

This Day in History: May 16

-President Andrew Johnson is acquitted in his impeachment trial by one vote in the United States Senate, 1868

 -In Hollywood, CA, the first Academy Awards are given out, 1929

-The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising ends, 1943

-The Communist Party of China issues the "May 16 Notice," marking the beginning of the Cultural Revolution, 1966

-Sammy Davis, Jr. dies, 1990

-Kuwait permits women's suffrage in a 35-23 National Assembly vote, 2005

-Holidays: Teacher's Day (Malaysia); National Day (Southern Sudan); Mass Graves Day (Iraq)

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