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ON THIS DAY
February 16
On This Day: February 16
Sonny Bono
Born: February 16, 1935
Died: January 5, 1998
Age: 62 years old
Birthplace: Detroit, MI, United States
Occupation: Singer, U.S. Representative

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Events
1848
165 years ago
Frédéric Chopin plays his last concert in Paris. A year later he dies from tuberculosis.
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1937
76 years ago
DuPont chemist W. H. Carothers receives a patent for nylon, the first synthetic fiber.
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1959
54 years ago
Fidel Castro is sworn in as prime minister of Cuba following the overthrow of dictator Fulgencio Batista.
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1997
16 years ago
At age 25, race car driver Jeff Gordon becomes the youngest winner in Daytona 500 history.
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Born On This Day
Sonny Bono
Born: February 16, 1935
Died: January 5, 1998
Age: 62 years old
Birthplace: Detroit, MI, United States
Occupation: Singer, U.S. Representative
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Ice-T
Born: February 16, 1958
Age: 55 years old
Birthplace: Newark, NJ, United States
Occupation: Rapper
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John McEnroe
Born: February 16, 1959
Age: 54 years old
Birthplace: Wiesbaden, Germany
Occupation: Tennis Player
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Died On This Day
Henry Bacon
Died: February 16, 1924
Age: 57 years old
Place: New York, NY, United States
Occupation: Architect
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Pierre Paul Prud’hon
Died: February 16, 1823
Age: 64 years old
Place: Paris, France
Occupation: Painter
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Keith Haring
Died: February 16, 1990
Age: 31 years old
Place: New York, NY, United States
Occupation: Painter
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