August 16 in history

16/08/2009

On August 16:

1888: T.E. Lawrence, Lawrence of Arabia, was born.

 

1902 Georgette Heyer, English novelist, was born.

   

1913 Menachem Begin, Israel’s 6th Prime Minister and a Nobel Laureate was born.

1944: CORSO was formed.

1947 Carol Moseley Braun, the first African American elected to the US Senate, was born.

 

 

1958 US singer Madonna was born.

The bust image of a middle-aged blond woman with deep-blue eyes. Her hair is parted from the middle and falls in waves upto her neck. She appears to be wearing a brwon and black printed dress with the front open. A black chain is wound around her neck. She is looking slightly towards the right of the image and smiling.

1960 Cyprus gained independence.

1977 Elvis Presley died.

Elvis in 1970

 

Sourced from Wikipedia and NZ History Online.


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