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December 16
On This Day: December 16

Jane Austen

Born: December 16, 1775
Died: July 18, 1817
Age: 41 years old
Birthplace: Steventon Rectory, Hampshire, England
Occupation: Writer

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Events
1653
359 years ago
Oliver Cromwell becomes lord protector of England, Scotland and Ireland.
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1973
39 years ago
Buffalo Bills running back O.J. Simpson is the first player to rush more than 2,000 yards in a single season.
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2000
12 years ago
Colin Powell is appointed by George W. Bush to become secretary of state, the first African American to hold this office.
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2010
2 years ago
Larry King tapes his last show as host of CNN’s Larry King Live after 25 years on the air.
http://www.biography.com/people/larry-king-9365072 >>

Born On This Day
Jane Austen
Born: December 16, 1775
Died: July 18, 1817
Age: 41 years old
Birthplace: Steventon Rectory, Hampshire, England
Occupation: Writer
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Margaret Mead
Born: December 16, 1901
Died: November 15, 1978
Age: 76 years old
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Occupation: Anthropologist
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Steven Bochco
Born: December 16, 1943
Age: 69 years old
Birthplace: New York, NY, United States
Occupation: Television Producer
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Died On This Day
Jan Vermeer
Died: December 16, 1675
Age: 43 years old
Place: Delft, Netherlands
Occupation: Painter
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Somerset Maugham
Died: December 16, 1965
Age: 91 years old
Place: Nice, France
Occupation: Author, Playwright
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Paul Castellano
Died: December 16, 1985
Age: 70 years old
Place: New York, NY, United States
Occupation: Organized Crime Boss
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