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Today in history: April 16
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Today in history: April 16

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In 1947, the cargo ship Grandcamp blew up in the harbor in Texas City, Texas, and more events that happened on this day in history.

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In 1961, Freedom Riders were attacked by violent mobs in Anniston and Birmingham, Alabama, and more events that happened on this day in history.

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In 1970, Ernie Banks hits his 500th career home run off Pat Jarvis in the Chicago Cubs’ 4-3 victory over Atlanta at Wrigley Field. See more sp…

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The espionage trial of Daniel Ellsberg and Anthony Russo in the “Pentagon Papers” case came to an end as Judge William M. Byrne dismissed all …

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In 1958, Stan Musial gets his 3,000th hit with a pinch-double off Chicago’s Moe Drabowsky at Wrigley Field. The Cardinals win 5-3. See more sp…

In 1949, the Soviet Union lifted the Berlin Blockade, which the Western powers had succeeded in circumventing with their Berlin Airlift, and m…

In 1975, U.S. forces invaded the Cambodian island of Koh Tang and captured the American merchant ship Mayaguez, which had been seized by the K…

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Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Cate Blanchett,  Dan Auerbach, David Byrne, George Lucas, Mark Zuck…

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In 1992, the Portland Trail Blazers win the highest-scoring playoff game in NBA history, 153-151 in double overtime against the Phoenix Suns i…

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