TODAY IN HISTORY - May 16th:

1866 - US Congress authorizes the nickel 5 cent piece (replaces silver half-dime)
1971 - 1st class postage now costs 8 cents (was 6 cents)
1985 - Michael Jordan named NBA Rookie of Year
1991 - Queen Elizabeth II becomes 1st British monarch to address US congress
2002 - Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, directed by George Lucas, starring Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen and Natalie Portman opens in cinemas

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2013 - Bill Gates becomes the world's richest man with $72.7 billion again after losing the position in 2008

HAPPY BIRTHDAY / ANNIVERSARY TO:

1955 - Debra Winger, Columbus Oh, actress (Officer & Gentleman)

GOODBYE TO:

1985 - Margaret Hamilton, actress (Wicked Witch-Wizard of Oz), dies at 82

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