Events, May 16th

1770 – Marie Antoinette, at age 14, married the future King Louis XVI of France, who was 15.

1868 – U.S. President Andrew Johnson was acquitted during the Senate impeachment, by one vote on the 11th article.

1881 – In Germany, the first electric tram for the public started service.

1888 – The first demonstration of recording on a flat disc was demonstrated by Emile Berliner.

1914 – The American Horseshoe Pitchers Association (AHPA) was formed in Kansas City, Kansas.

1963 – After 22 Earth orbits Gordon Cooper returned to Earth, ending Project Mercury.

1965 – Spaghetti-O’s were sold for the first time.

1965 – The Beach Boys appeared on the “The Ed Sullivan Show” and performed “Help Me Rhonda”.

1966 – The Beach Boys album “Pet Sounds” was released.

1987 – The Bobro 400 set sail from New York Harbor with 3,200 tons of garbage. The barge travelled 6,000 miles in search of a place to dump its load. It returned to New York Harbor after 8 weeks with the same load. Yeah, your garbage, not in our back yard. (Image KALW)

1991 – Queen Elizabeth II became the first British monarch to address the U.S. Congress.

(Sources on-this-day.com)

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