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OCTOBER 16

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United Nations: World Food Day
(Commemorates the founding of UN Food and Agriculture Organization 10/16/1945)
The United Nations World Food Day Food Agriculture Association of the United Nations
Sports Figures
1861 Richard Dudley Sears (Massachusetts-born Member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame) Massachusetts Sports Figures Interrnational Tennis Hall of Fame
1969 Juan Gonzalez (Puerto Rican Baseball Player) Puerto Rican Sports Figures Baseball Hispanic Sports Figures Biography.com
1972 Kordell Stewart (Louisiana-born African-American Professional Football Player) New Orleans Sports Figures African-American Sports Figures Football
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1846 Ether Is First Used in a Public Operation Medical Research Historic Firsts Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities Technology and Society
1916 Margaret Sanger Opens First Birth Control Clinic in New York City Margaret Sanger Women Historic Firsts Intellihealth
1968 Tommie Smith & John Carlos Stage Black Power Protest at Olympic Games Mexico 1968 Summer Olympic Games U.S. Civil Rights African-American Heritage African American Registry New York Times
The Milwaukee Bucks Open Their First Season with an 89-84 Loss to the Chicago Bulls Milwaukee Buck Basketball NBA Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1987 Hurricane Kills 18 in Southern England England Hurricanes Death BBC
1991 Spokane Wildland Fires Kill One Person and Destroy 114 Homes Spokane, Washington Fire Safety Death History Link
1996 A Stampede of Soccer Fans Kills 84 in Guatemala City Guatemala Soccer Death History Channel
1998 Typhoon Zeb Kills 25 People on the Island of Taiwan Taiwan Hurricanes & Typhoons Death USA Today

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